Most people take to the written word to express their thoughts and emotions. However, dyslexia prevented New Delhi based Pallav Chander from doing so. Taking inspiration from his mother, famous artist Kanchan Chander, and the classic masters from India, he took to painting which has since become his means of expression.
Chander was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 11, and subsequently with dyscalculia and ADHD. He failed at a BA course he enrolled in a famous Delhi college but went on to earn his arts degree from Birmingham City College, UK. He slowly emerged to be one of the most successful artists of his generation, receiving the Junior Fellowship offered by the Ministry of Culture in 2019.
Pallav’s strength lies in painting abstract pieces of art that are full of bright colours. He describes them as a visual depiction of the organised chaos that goes on within his mind. Incidentally, that is the title of his latest online art exhibition ‘The Organisation of Chaos in the Works of Pallav Chander’ on APRE Art Gallery. It can be viewed on the gallery’s website for the next one month.
In an interview with IANS, he had once said about this association of his condition and his art, “I don’t know how the ‘other’ feels, so my experience is natural to me.”