Jay Appurao MD
Jay Appurao MD FACS, more commonly known to his people simply as ‘Dr. Jay’, has been an artist, all his life but just never been in the limelight. He is a totally self taught artist and mostly does Oil paintings and Drawings with Oil Pastels and, Graphite. Almost all his painting reflect his passion for the arts rather than the business of it and has never ever attempted to sell any until now. Born and raised in India he immigrated to USA with his wife in 1975 to NewYork City. He has been busy practicing Surgeon in Louisiana since 1981 and as also been a practicing Cosmetic Surgeon since the year 2000. He is also a extensive traveler and a photographer with an eye for the unusual in plain sight.
Since he never had any formal education in the arts, you can see him grow by trial and error throughout his life. The lack of formal education meant that he had to adopt his own simple techniques to come up with his creations that reveal that deficiency. That led him to try many techniques of his own striving to do better at all times. This is reflected by the many variations in techniques that defy definition of ‘his style’ of art. He jumps between photorealism to impressionism often . He also jumps from natural sceneries, to still life to portraits and nudes. All his travels to many countries some of them exotic like Iceland tends to allow for a great variation in a study of beautiful peoples and sceneries. Thus all his paintings are amalgamations of the chain of thought that starts in one place and end up in a very different place.
“The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.”
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