The works of S. H. Raza has always inspired me. There is something about the way he chooses colours and blends them that moves my soul. The dept that he creates within his painting is astonishing. You can feel that the artist has poured his soul in the work. it is not merely a painting, but a mirror into his very soul.
Trishna, meaning `thirst` or `desire`, reflects Raza`s ceaseless quest to develop his painterly vocabulary beyond mere technical expertise. In this painting, executed in a dazzling solar palette, the artist evokes the heat and passion of Indian summers remembered from his childhood. Expressing both the longing of the land to be released from the heat, and perhaps the artist`s own desire to revive the memories of his youth in India, Trishna successfully communicates an `atmosphere of experience` rather than perceives realities.
Using a palette of blues, ranging from sparkling azure to more sober cobalt, Raza explores both the literal and the musical connotations of the sea and its waves in La Mer.