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Vejaya Mungal 

Contact: vmarts@tstt.net.tt

Vejaya Mungal studied art at The Valsayn Teachers’ College from 1991- 1993 then at
The University of the West Indies, St Augustine between 1994 - 1996 and again 2000-2006
attaining a Certificate and BA (Honours) Special in Visual Arts. She is currently pursuing a
Master’s in Philosophy in Cultural Studies at the same institution. She earns a living by teaching
Visual Arts at a Secondary School. Vejaya has been painting and exhibiting her work annually
since 2002, in 2004 she became one of the founding members of the Artists’ Group, Canvas Caribbean,
and an idea initiated by the late and renowned artist and musician Doctor Patricia (Pat) Bishop.

 Artist Statement
My experience with art has always been a personal one as I attempt to visually represent my thoughts
and feelings about present or past situations expressed in the landscape. My goal is to preserve the
essence of the past by painting some of the elements that still exist today, I encourage an essence of
nostalgia, to remind us all of our origins, to identify and value past images and use that image impetuously.
Colour is an important element in my work and despite what the composition reveals it is used primarily
to portray my sentiments and evoke a subconscious reaction from the viewer. My work is influenced by the
Fauvist and Expressionist styles where I interpret the landscape as a conduit between times and express it with colour. I especially enjoy viewing the art
of artists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Lionel Feininger and August Macke whose cheerful colours and simplified forms convincing depicted
and expressed life as it was. Pablo Picasso’s art also has a profound effect on me, the cubic views of a single situation allows further and deeper
interpretation of a composition.


Cultural Extravaganza
acrylic on masonite
24 x 20"


Dat Old Tractor
acrylic on canvas
20 x 16"


Hidden Within
acrylic on canvas
28 x 36"

Deliver Me From...
acrylic on canvas
12 x 16"


Three Sitting Ladies
chalk pastel on paper
23.5 x 17"


The Bicycle
acrylic on canvas
24 x 18"

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