RESHMA VALLIAPPAN aka VAL RESH

MULTIDISCIPLINARY FINE ARTIST 

RESHMA VALLIAPPAN'S ART EXPLORES THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE HUMAN MIND AND IT'S MYSTICAL NATURE PRESENT THROUGH VARIED

PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES. VAJRI STUDIOS IS WHERE THIS MAGIC HAPPENS!

Through the use of photography, image editing and traditional painting styles, visual storyteller-artist
Reshma Valliappan weaves elements of reality with the unreal or that which is imagined to produce
multi-dimensional expressions of the human mind.
Her aim is to unfold the mysteries of the human mind while celebrating it's chaos in reflection with the universe. Reshma was born in Malaysia and lives in Pune, India.

RESHMA VALLIAPPAN aka VAL RESH

MULTIDISCIPLINARY FINE ARTIST 

RESHMA VALLIAPPAN'S ART EXPLORES THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE HUMAN MIND AND IT'S MYSTICAL NATURE PRESENT THROUGH VARIED

PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES.

VAJRI STUDIOS IS WHERE THIS MAGIC BREWS!

CURRENT WORKS

Here you will find all current works of art for the year 2020 - 2021.
Each piece represents a specific series I am working on as per medium and style. 

For works before 2020, the tab above 'PORTFOLIO' has a drop down menu based on mediums used.


My record breaking 3 year long art project SHARED CONSCIOUSNESS is open to
anyone from across the world to participate.

CHARCOAL DRAWINGS

Series: Study of French Impressionism

Works here are inspired by Monet, his friends and influencers. They might not be an exact copy of the original paintings.

In my versions, there are more darker skies and landscapes. Some will not have all elements included as in the original.

French Impressionism is characterized by concentration on the immediate visual impression produced by a scene and by

the use of unmixed primary colors and small strokes to simulate actual reflected light. However, I have chosen to work with

BLACK & WHITE as per the theory of physics: where black is the absence of light while white is the combination of all

wavelengths of visible light.


All charcoal drawings in this series are made in landscape, on beige coloured stationery paper at the size of

29.6 x 21.1cm (11.6 x 8.3in). Details of the art are signed and dated in ballpoint behind the paper. 
CONTACT Resh directly TO COMMISSION another size and work of any other Great Masters.

Works listed here can be purchased by clicking the BUY NOW button below.

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Original Charcoal Drawings

MACABRE DRAWINGS

As the saying of Buddha goes

"You are your own worst enemy. There is no greater enemy than your own darkness". 

Some individuals find my work disturbing & dark.

 

However, a wise guide once reminded me "It is in the darkest of souls that the light shines the brightest. So cast your light as you face yourself". 

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DIGITAL ART

 Series: Collective Consciousness

This series consists of works created by my 'alters' when I experience a dissociative moment which increased during COVID Lockdown. Sometimes these are also caused by my synesthesia that gets triggered when I experience sensory overload.

I do not have a recollection of having made these works until I wake up from my sleep. This process enables me to understand my inner world of trauma while connecting with others who experience a portal like effect in many of my art works. 

Collective unconscious (German: kollektives Unbewusstes) refers to the unconscious mind and shared mental concepts. It is generally associated with idealism and was coined by Carl Jung. According to Jung, the human collective unconscious is populated by instincts, as well as by archetypes: ancient primal symbols such as The Great Mother, the Wise Old Man, the Shadow, the Tower, Water, and the Tree of Life. If you notice my works - you will find these primal symbols in all my works, each inspired by various mythology mostly centred in Hindu-Buddhist concepts, and other cultures.

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LINE ART WORK ON BLACK PAPER

Series: Hindu - Buddhist Motifs & Symbols

Works here are made during periods of 'Non-Epilepsy Seizures' which are not related to my brain tumour but are triggered by high emotional distress signals. I often feel there is an egg sizzling on my head, while my body remains in a catatonic state.

My eyes tend to stare into the open, as I am not in the state to verbalize myself. However, I am highly conscious of my surrounding, my hearing becomes extra sensitive while my thoughts of the real world are numb. 

Known as 'pseudo-seizures', I call them existential conflicts where my spirit has given up and strayed away from my body to allow my mind to float in another world that is comforting. Although, shamans would call this 'Astral travelling' mine is not a conscious choice and is accompanied by intense unbearable pain.

Through my art I am able to understand and decipher the patterns of conflicts and thoughts I am holding on to which need to let go or worked upon. These drawings provide a visual insight of this journey. 

All drawings in this series are made in on CANSON Black Archival paper, A3 in size - 29.7 x 42cm (11.7 x 16.5in), 150 gsm.

  CONTACT ME directly TO COMMISSION another size and work of the same.

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HAND - PAINTED T-SHIRTS

Series: Evocations of the Divine Feminine

Each painting here is inspired by nature & and the transitional relationship between

my spiritual practice of Shaktism & daily living. 

Each T-SHIRT are single designs on their own, therefore being unique with no repeats unlike printed t-shirts. 

PLUS they are super AFFORDABLE at just Rs.1500/- with shipping & packaging included. 

White T-Shirts will be introduced soon. Note: Shipping to certain parts of India might be a little costlier than other areas. 

You will be notified over email to confirm. 

 If you would like to COMMISSION a specific symbol/imagery for a specific size of T-SHIRT just get in touch with me.

NOTE: Some screens might not show the exact colour, brightness and contrast as per the actual.

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ACRYLIC PAINTINGS

Series: Nature

Paintings here are inspired by nature. As suggested by the Collective Unconscious series on primal symbolism and archetypes, all works under this series reflect what is felt in nature. 

You will easily spot trees, leaves, animals motifs, abstract versions of the same. You will notice the lightness and colour in them comparatively to my darker works. 

I hope that my art will provide a glimpse into my consciousness as so likewise it would do the same for you. :) 

COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN for specific size, element of nature and colour theme. 

They start at Rs.3000/- and increase in terms of size, colour and details. 

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