Roopali Kambo, a native of India and a long-time Florida resident, draws upon her multicultural experiences as the basis for her paintings. Her consciousness of distinct historic sensibility provokes a visceral connection to human emotions transcended by time and geographical location. The artist’s style has a modernist, abstract quality while the images draw inspiration from the unique cultures of the world: the old with the new, side by side, always evolving, constantly changing.
“I believe that creativity is spiritual, whatever the medium. I like to think of my paintings as visual poetry, a glimpse into the soul. My work is both abstract and representational; a combination of loose gestural strokes and bold color that make the canvases exude primal vigor and spiritual power. My work derives its inspiration from personal experiences and historical references – the places I have traveled – the people I have met. My paintings tell a story. I see these as pieces of human architecture, as they convey emotion through form. My works reflect the richness of fulfillment manifest in a balance of communal and individual endeavor. ”
With a B.F.A. and a M.F.A. in graphic design, Roopali's interests, and work, overlaps creative realms and mediums. Her work is now in many public and private collections.
Her area of study is Typography, most currently Devanagari script. As a recipient of a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant for 2018-2019 (research), she will be examining type design trends in the Devanagari script as it applies to Hindi, within the cultural, social, geographical, and technological contexts. Immersive study of the current process for designing Hindi fonts while evaluating socio -cultural influences in design choices, will comprise the core of this research. She will study activities in typography and culture by interviewing academicians and professionals who are also native speakers as typography carries the stamp of its culture of origin. The latter part will be studying the script as a strictly visual form. This study will encompass field research followed by extended data analyses.