Atul Pande is a self-taught painter working in water-based media, mainly acrylic. His style is based on the non-objective modern expressionist movement that matured in post-WWII New York. He has been influenced in recent years by the work of two North Carolina based contemporary artists, Bob Rankin and Joe DiGiulio, with both of whom he had the privilege to learn the power of line and form in abstract art.
The experience of growing up in colorful India and being educated as a neuroscientist inspires him to meld colors and shapes on the canvas to create organic forms that spontaneously engage viewers. He works in an intuitive manner employing line, form and color, but without a goal in mind. The finished painting evolves from the layers of paint he adds to each piece. Some works may have as many as half a dozen layers that add to the perception of depth.
Though the combination of lines and shapes may be perceived in his art by the viewer as a certain object, this is not by design. It is an indication that the viewer has engaged on multiple levels beyond just the immediate visual interest of the piece.