3 Apr 2017 – 13 Apr 2017

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Monday - Friday: 10.30 am to 6.00 pm
Saturday - Sunday:12.00 pm to 4.00 pm

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Royal Opera Arcade (ROA) Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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  • Buses to Picadiily Circus and Charing Cross can also be found.
  • The nearest tube station from which thegallery is only a 5 minute walk is Picabilly Circus or Charing Cross.
  • The nearest train station is Victoria (from where there are frequent buses to Picadilly).
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A Solo Exhibition with a selection of oil paintings by the Singaporean artist and Winner of the III.Edition of the Royal Art Prize 2016, Deepa Khanna Sobti.


"My art style is abstract expressionist.
The biggest inspiration for my work is nature and the processes of corrosion and erosion, which produce unbelievable abstractions and dramatic stories as the natural pigments, and materials blend and lose themselves in each other.

I use only a palette knife since it is held differently from a brush or a pen or pencil, which due to repetitive use, unconsciously move towards already learned shapes and forms from memory. The palette knife draws more on spontaneity and pushes me to steer away from all that is known.

I look for all overall balance and depth without any semblance of particularized form. My eyes seem to love the color black which inevitably seems to find itself into almost all my paintings.
I like to challenge my mind with more and more intricate color and shape interactions while still striving for overall balance without succumbing to predictability and form. I only use Oil paints as a medium for my paintings."

"I am a Singaporean national of Indian origin. I have no formal education in art or philosophy. I hold an MBA degree with a finance major but gave up a decade long career in banking about 15 years ago. Since a very early age, I was very curious to find the ultimate meaning of life and this curiosity led to a life long investigation of the mind and its manifestations.

I began painting about 15 years ago and starting writing poetry about two years ago. I write an original poem for each painting that I make and both are exhibited together.

Overall, my art and poetry make a strong suggestion to the viewer to investigate their present experience to realize what reality really is. And to see that the world as it is currently understood, is merely a relative imaginary construct comprising mainly of thought. And that even within that thought construct, there is no separation between the individual and the world he inhabits. And to pave the way for the 'Everything' and the 'Nothing' to shine through the mind.

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Deepa Khanna Sobti


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