The main theme of Raj Rana’s work is the state of simple observation of the energy within and around us .
Currently using animals to depict the figurative element of this inspiration, they serve a dual purpose; to represent the physical form of consciousness and as an abstract language of the expansion and contraction of the energies within us all.
Working in calligraphy inks, watercolour and graphite, his marks and lines explore a lyrical, spacious intent with motion and stillness converging together.
Born in Kent, Raj studied at The Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone. Graduating in 1995, he was awarded a certificate of excellence and was winner of the SERICOL bursary for printmaking, along with his work being selected for The New Contemporaries exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan during his final year.
After spending tine working as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator in London, Raj moved to New York, where he joined a Manhattan based design studio, working with clients in fashion, finance and the arts.
After time spent in the design industry, Raj has now returned to Kent, pushing his creative energies fully into Art.