Raman Bhardwaj is an illustrator, painter and mural artist based in Greensboro, NC. He has spent the past two decades as a professional freelance artist after receiving a BFA in India. Raman's strong interest in Indian myths, ancient texts and astrology influences his approach towards life and art. His work tends to incorporate powerful figures with emphasis on anatomy and grace of the body.
Raman is breaking away from his usual style and theme by inviting guests to observe and partake in something new. He states, "The process of immigration has brought major changes in my life, which are physical, emotional, economical, social, political and aesthetical. It made me stop for a while from my usual dream chasing and reflect on this loss of identity and resurfacing of a new identity. I wanted to share this process of metamorphosis with people and also give hope to others going through this phase that the loss of identity is temporary and a new tomorrow rises on the horizon through a process of assimilation."
Throughout his residency GreenHill invites you to make your own mark to his collaborative painting by adding a footprint. This work titled "Footprints and Identity" will incorporate 100's of footprints made by either tracing or painting directly on the canvas. He will be adding features to the foot shapes along with washes and strokes of color.