HemRaj: Voice of God | Opening Reception | May 24th 2017
"In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you.
But sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” | Rumi
Hemraj was born and raised in New Delhi, India. He studied at the College of Art, New Delhi where he trained as a painter, but also experimented with sculpture and photography. Oil on canvas, however, became HemRaj’s chosen medium. He does not use brushes with which to paint, he uses his hands. Oil paint he says, “…listens to me. It obeys me lovingly and unconditionally. And, just as oil is a medium for me, I am a medium for something greater. ”When he paints Hemraj says he is not thinking, he is in the moment and simply lets a realization flow through him, “… I don't want to become a hurdle in His process. And so, I call this series the Voice of God.”