Tejbir Singh is an architect by profession. Art has always been an integral part of his body & soul. He was inspired to draw & paint at a very young age. Since he was always fond of doodling, sketching & paintings, his teachers in school encouraged & introduced him to oils at a very early age. His tryst with water colours started when he joined Architecture College. Apart from these 2 mediums he keeps dabbling with pastels, charcoal & pen & ink as well.
“My surroundings inspire me”. This inspiration could come from the footprints in the sand or the play of lights & shadows at night. But in most cases it’s the urban fabric around me, the architecture & heritage which finds its way into my works. ‘’ he says.
His body of works echo his inspiration rightly & prominently feature “Urban Landscapes” .These landscapes are inspired a lot by his travels. He occasionally dabbles in Abstracts, Landscapes & Portraits too .He uses mixed media with prominent use of markers & sketch pens which help him in detailing the elements along with soft pastels, water colours & oils .However oils were and will remain his first love.
Tejbir currently lives & works in Bahrain .Over the years he has participated in group shows, art fairs & held Solo Exhibitions in Bahrain & India. His works documenting the architectural Heritage of Bahrain are showcased in the Gift shop of Bahrain National Museum. One of his paintings “Rest @ Piccadilly “, was chosen as one of the ten finalists in ART BOX art exhibition in New York in March this year. He has also participated in Art fairs in New York & Miami & have also been featured various Art magazines / journals like Circle Arts, Aesthetica & Bahrain Arts magazines. He also has two upcoming solo exhibitions, “Nehru Centre”, London in August 2018 & the second one in “Artifact Art Gallery”, Manhattan, in March 2019.
His upcoming exhibition at Nehru Centre London (27th – 31st August), is titled – “From an Architect’s Travelogue” & will feature urban landscapes from his travels all over the world, but prominently from London & Europe. These mirror his inspiration as well his fascination with architectural heritage & the urban fabric of cities. They feature scenes of crowded plazas, squares, busy street scenes, aerial views, nightscapes with a focus on detailing of the various elements.