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Celebrating Life: Wasim Kapoor

Hey, I am Nishika. I'm a budding writer and enthusiastically explore different areas. I always try to keep myself motivated and enjoy life.

Wasim Kapoor


Wasim Kapoor was confined to a hospital bed for 12 years due to a fall at the age of six months. He had nothing but a handful of the sky to watch from a window in his hospital room. He would try to copy pictures of apples and animals from his brother's book. And how a new world of colors and figures came calling out to him. His father would arrange for tutors who could teach him painting in his room. He later secured a first-class diploma in Fine Arts from the Indian College of Art and Draftmanship, Kolkata.

His field of specialization is figurative oil on canvas and although most of the painters prefer an acrylic medium, he gets depth in his paintings through oil on canvas. He sticks to surrealism and the new realism which basically oscillates between half-dream and reality.


Success for him is a kind of chain reaction where your family, friends, and surroundings have a big hand in providing support. He does not credit himself for what he is today.

His mantra for life is to be simple and not to compete with anyone. He believes competition leads to jealousy, depression and other negative feelings. According to him if you really want to compete, try to reach a standard set by Leonardo da Vinci. His motto is to meet everyone with a clear heart and be straightforward.

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He never wants to look back into his past, or at his failures in life. He wants to keep moving ahead and keep celebrating his life through his paintings.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Nishika Chhabra


Nishika Chhabra (author) from India on July 16, 2020:

Hi Louise,

Indeed he is. Wasim Kapoor is an artist possessed by the dark emotions of pain, suppression, suffering, and loneliness. All his subjects, whether simple Indian women involved in daily tasks, Jesus Christ, or even the ubiquitous Kolkata rickshaws, reflect angst and torment at the hands of a cruel society.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on July 12, 2020:

I've never heard of him before but he sounds a very talented man.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 26, 2019:

We are blessed with such art in our life. And you just created. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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