I grew up at Tatanagar, an industrial town in Jharkhand, watching the incessant industrial activities – the processing of iron and steel, iron dumping and soot surrounding the city. It is here that I developed a penchant for BLACK. To me it appeared a mysterious, lustrous and powerful element that continues to fascinate me till date. The binary of black & white and the basic principles of geometry& functional mathematics excite me greatly and I try to explore these in a minimal manner in my works. Although my works speak of varying optical experiences of the interplay of light & darkness, line & form, emptiness and infiniteness, they all lead to the idea of ‘what it means to be alive now’.