It is a delight to feature the flawless black-and-white mandalas of Sandeep Johal. Graphic and enchanting... the pieces hanging in the shop this month are but a small sampling of the work being produced by this amazing local artist. Sandeep has boundless energy and passion and we are honoured to be hosting with Vernissage Photography and The Drift on Main an evening of conversation and demonstration on May 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Please join Sandeep, Rita, Len and friends as they explore the creating mandalas using both pen and chalk.
BIO: ... Sandeep Johal is a Canadian-born South Asian artist and educator living and working in Vancouver, BC. Her work spans across two-dimensional media including drawing, painting, and printmaking, as well as working with the public in community engagement projects. She works with culturally-specific forms and subject matter that often combines geometric abstraction with South Asian aesthetic references. Since 1999, she has used the mandala form as a recurring motif.
Johal has worked on private painting commissions since 2007.
To read more about Sandeep's connection to mandalas, to be guided through the step-by-step process and to learn more about her art including commissioned work and a forthcoming online store, visit her website.