bio

bio

In another life Roy Tamboli would be an astrophysicist or a mystic. In this life, however, he generates a stream of high voltage, large scale paintings exploring chaos, order and the complexity of contemporary life. Using materials and techniques developed as a sculptor Tamboli captures the reality of multilevel states of being. He believes that we simultaneously live in numerous layers of consciousness where the physical and spiritual world are interconnected. Tamboli questions current accepted beliefs about perception and time saying, “that to navigate everyday life our minds construct a simplified, comprehensible and limited reality." His work is distinctive with its extreme labor intensity, meticulous detail and bold unresolved geometry. The paintings easily come together and deconstruct, nothing is fixed, it’s all exploding. A descendent of Italian immigrants who settled in the Mississippi Delta, Tamboli engaged with spirituality and mysticism at a young age by way of the Catholic Church and the African American gospel culture surrounding him.  “It’s all about trying to see the bigger picture, the universe of abundance and the upper waters. When you’re dealing with mysticism, there are no easy formulas or solutions, it’s bushwhacking deep inside one’s innermost self with paint and a brush.”