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Meet Art on the Commons Artist, Priya Rama

Posted on October 11, 2021

colorful painting

Priya Rama (Mason, Ohio)
October 11 – 16

Movement and texture dance across the canvases of Priya Rama’s paintings.  Using jewel-tone colors, abstraction complements technique and concept. Rama paints in acrylics, using a variety of techniques to build up her layers of color, pattern and texture.

Rama’s paintings are an extension of her experiences.  She wrote: “My art, like my life, revolves around my chronic migraines. When a migraine comes on, even with my eyes closed, I “see” things. Colors and shapes flood my mind in fluid poetry. These mystical images recede, shift, radiate and pulse, becoming more vibrant and vivid as time goes on. Frequently, I paint through a migraine, trying to quickly tap into what I see. When I can’t, I am able to recall the imagery at a later time and commit that to canvas.”

Rama received her Master’s in Visual Arts Education from the University of Cincinnati, and her bachelors from the Virginia Commonwealth University.  “Migraine Visions: Transforming Pain into Beauty,” was published through Pocamug Press in 2017.

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