Description:London fascinates me. I absolutely love exploring the city & always get fascinated by its impeccable classic architecture. It’s such a vibrant city , bustling with tourists that descend on it from all over the world, especially in summers. This is a scene of Regent street lined on both sides with the curved classical arcade & meeting at Piccadilly. As is the case in summers there are The Red Buses, Tourist buses & the London cabs busily plying tourists all over the city along with hoards of tourist & locals walking along the roads. I enjoyed detailing out the architecture in this scene. Year of creation - 2017. Dimensions:54 x 45 cm
Materials used: Markers & water colours on paper
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Tejbir Singh - Bio
Tejbir Singh is an architect by profession. Art has always been an integral part of his body & soul. He was inspired to draw & paint at a very young age. Since he was always fond of doodling, sketching & paintings, his teachers in school encouraged & introduced him to oils at a very early age. His tryst with water colours started when he joined Architecture College. Apart from these two mediums he keeps dabbling with pastels, charcoal, pen & ink as well. "My surroundings inspire me. This inspiration could come from the footprints in the sand or the play of lights & shadows at night. But in most cases it’s the urban fabric around me, the architecture & heritage which finds its way into my works," he says.
The body of works that echo his inspiration rightly & prominently are "Urban Landscapes". These landscapes are inspired a lot by his travels. He occasionally dabbles in Abstracts, Landscapes & Portraits too. He uses mixed media with prominent use of markers & sketch pens which help him in detailing the elements along with soft pastels, water colours & oils. However oils were and will remain his first love.
Tejbir currently lives & works in Bahrain .Over the years he has participated in group shows, art fairs & held Solo Exhibitions in Bahrain & India. He has been chosen as "Best Artist-Middle East (Mixed Media)" by DESTIG Magazine for 2018. Some of his works are also on display at Bahrain National Museum gift shop. One of his paintings "Rest @ Piccadilly ", was chosen as one of the ten finalists in ART BOX art exhibition in New York in March this year. He has also participated in Art fairs in New York & Miami & also been featured in various Art magazines / journals like Circle Arts, Aesthetica & Bahrain Arts magazine. He has another upcoming solo exhibition in "Artifact Art Gallery", Manhattan, in March 2019.
His recent exhibition at Nehru Centre London (27th – 31st August 2018), titled – "From an Architect’s Travelogue", featured urban landscapes from his travels all over the world, but prominently from London & Europe. These mirror his inspiration as well as his fascination with architectural heritage & the urban fabric of cities. The same theme was carried over to the exhibition in Artifact Gallery with a slight shift in focus to the cityscapes & that to aerial views without being place specific.