FABRIC COLLAGE ARTIST
My fabric collages are a unique style, giving a paint free painting like effect. I firmly believe that giving an expression to one’s creativity is one of the best stress busters. I hope my art inspires others to take up the pencil or the brush or even scraps of fabric to create little pieces of beauty and share it with all.
DR. DATTATREYA PHADKE
Dr. Dattatreya Phadke is a practicing physician (Histopathologist) in Pune, India. He recently relocated from USA to India after having spent over twenty years in the US and briefly in UK. Since childhood, while growing up in Pune, he has always been doing some form of art and craft such as drawing, painting, and creating greeting cards for friends and family.
About The Artworks
My fabric collages are a unique style, giving a paint free painting like effect. They draw the viewer to come up close only to appreciate the intricacy and details that create them. They are vibrant, colorful, and representational pieces of art, inspired mostly from photos taken during my travels.
I use thousands of scraps of fabric as my color palette. Many of the scraps are recycled from discarded fabric. I first choose a photo and make a small sketch and choose appropriate fabric scraps. Various textured and colored fabrics are cut into numerous pieces that are then either glued or fused using heat and a bonding medium onto a canvas background in layers until I am satisfied with the correct shape, color value with great attention to details. I draw inspiration from photos taken during my travel, and later create a particular piece of fabric collage. I don’t try and recreate the photo but try and capture the essence as seen through the creative mind’s eye. It is my attempt to blend the fabrics of such varied types and textures in unison to create this unique paint-free painting like effect. I usually do landscapes, florals and still life, but also do abstracts the latter an interpretation of my creative mind.
What started out as a new form of art expression has now truly become my passion. There is an abundance of inspiration all around us that can help each one of us to create beautiful artwork using any medium, be it paint, mixed media or a scrap of fabric.
Each one of us has this creative side which just begs to be explored. I firmly believe that giving an expression to one’s creativity is one of the best stress busters. It can be uplifting, inspiring and a great creative outlet for our feelings. I hope my art inspires others to take up the pencil or the brush or even scraps of fabric to create little pieces of beauty and share it with all. Joy doubles only by sharing and so does art.
Get in Touch and Visit Us
You can find me here:
Chandani Chowk, Pune 411021
Phone: +91 9423055114