Komal Madar (born 27 October 1983) is a British painter based in west London. In 2003 Madar completed her Art and Design foundation at Central Saint Martins. She went onto complete her BA in Fine Art and English Literature at The University of Reading, and later her Post graduate Diploma in Fine Art at Byam Shaw College of Art.
Madar has been selling original artwork and Limited edition prints worldwide as well as participating in London Art Fairs and Gallery Exhibitions. She was also a shortlisted Artist at La Galleria Pall Mall for the Royal Arts Prize Exhibition in 2016 and 2017. In 2015 Madar’s work was publised in Vogue, House and Garden, The World of Interiors, Roco, House of Coco and Inside Artists magazine. Furthermore, she has undertaken commissioned art works for well renowned establishments in Cambodia and London.
Visually, Madar seeks for an element of beauty and mystery in her work, and for the point of entry to be intriguing to evoke an emotion in people. Her Indian heritage has played an essential role in influencing her choice of materials such as Indian textiles, pigment powders, henna, and in the sprawling, intricate patterns, designed to add depth and texture to her canvases. Madar has also developed a rich, bold and vibrant palette, this is present in her Mother Nature and Abstract paintings, and also in her best selling collection- The Colour Drop Series. Madar is also interested in issues surrounding the Environment and addresses her environmental concerns in her Mother Nature collection while simultaneously celebrating the beauty of the Natural world.
The Colour Drop Series is part of Madar’s commercial artwork collection; she considers this an important part for the development of her practice. It was initially the Colour Drop Series that gained Madar an audience but also made her artwork accessible to people seeking affordable art. The first series fused bright, vibrant colours with hundreds of dots and splattered paint and ink. The second Series uses a slightly darker pallet with wild mark-making techniques and layered impasto.
Artist such as Anselm Kiefer and Salvador Dali inspire and influence Madar’s paintings. It is the element of mystery that the artist is drawn to. Madar is currently developing larger works with elements of surrealism and also with the continued investigation of materials. The investigative method gives a personal exploratory energy to Madar’s paintings. The abstract forms allow the viewer a glimpse into the artists’ subconscious as patterns from nature are depicted with vibrant passion, wrapping around the forms of figures twisted in pleasure.
A key element in my work is to evoke an emotion through the use of colour and a range or mark-making techniques. When we experience the beauty in nature we are often left feeling in awe of its magnificence. I also believe it takes us into a reflective state and acts as a form of meditation- away from the noise, pressures and anxieties we face on a daily basis.
I want to create a space that invites the audience into a world of colour but also connects them to nature by combining a selection of paintings from my Colour Drop Series (collection 2) with my Mother Nature Collection. The size of work ranges from 103 x 72 cm to smaller works starting at 50 x 50 cm. All paintings have bespoke frames, which have been carefully selected.
My paintings will offer the viewer many layers to explore as I incorporate materials such as pigment powders, crystals, ink, impasto and Acrylic paint that allow me to create texture and depth onto my canvases. The viewer will go on a journey into different worlds as my paintings explore the Land, Sea and Space. There are many secret worlds of hidden treasure and mystery and I hope the space I create will offer a wondrous experience.