Mostly people are ignorant, what is the language of painting. You know, they’re ignorant. It is so difficult to make them aware, but time will teach them.
They can put me in a jungle. Still, I can create.
Wherever I find love I will accept it.
I only give expression to the instincts from my soul.
I kept on trying to use so many media and ideas in my work because our horizon is so vast and Indian culture is so rich that I think what we are today, culturally, we have a unique position and I don’t think one lifetime is enough to encompass it.
I think you don’t do work for controversy alone, and whenever you do new work which people don’t understand and they say it is done to create controversy.
All this talk about inspiration and moment is nonsense.
Ninety-nine percent of Indian people loved me and they still love me.
I have not intended to denigrate or hurt the beliefs of anyone through my art.
I am like a folk painter. Paint and move ahead.
I’m an Indian-origin painter. I will remain so to my last breath.
I am an Indian and a painter, that’s all.