Roopali Kambo, M.F.A.
Professor, Graphic Designer, Fine Artist
Roopali Kambo, a native of India and a long-time Florida resident, draws upon her multicultural experiences as the basis for her paintings. Her consciousness of distinct historic sensibility provokes a visceral connection to human emotions transcended by time and geographical location. The artist’s style has a modernist, abstract quality while the images draw inspiration from the unique cultures of the world: the old with the new, side by side, always evolving.
“I believe that creativity is spiritual, whatever the medium. I like to think of my paintings as visual poetry, a glimpse into the soul. My work is both abstract and representational; a combination of loose gestural strokes and bold color that make the canvases exude primal vigor and spiritual power. My work derives its inspiration from personal experiences and historical references – the places I have traveled – the people I have met. My paintings tell a story. I see these as pieces of human architecture, as they convey emotion through form.”
These works reflect the richness of fulfillment manifest in a balance of communal and individual endeavor.