I’m Nitika Alé and I am a self-taught artist based in India. Best known for my abstract florals and portraits.
Art has always fascinated me, in all its wondrous forms. But it wasn’t until a few years ago that I began tending to this impulse in earnest. Those first encounters with the canvas, for reasons I can’t quite fathom, had me chasing realistic portraits and still lifes.
And for similarly untraceable reasons, fixating on a particular version of reality gradually made me long for much freer forms of expression, leading me to explore looser styles and eventually to the abstract pieces I’m obsessed with today.
If my work was to manifest states of being, I’d say it would be instinctual, calm, joyous, yet mysterious; all at once. Having spent most of my life in the quiet company of mountains and the calming routines of a small town (Dehradun), I’m not too surprised.
Whatever the medium, oils, acrylics, watercolours, or mixed media (an array of other mediums like soft pastels, oil pastels, inks, charcoal etc.), I am always drawing from a life lived intimately close to nature’s rhythms.