Prof. Vasant V. Sonavane never uses the brush – to paint. He applies paint on the canvas, sometimes using the palette knife, but usually working with the roller. The sweeps of the roller effectively portrays his visualization of board swathes of light.
In his recent works, he has tried to depict force with which objects hurled through air, fall down with a delicate, almost balletic grace – pulled by the gravitational force of earth. He has tried to capture some of the fleeting effects on canvas. “I have always been interested in nature for quite sometime now. It has been however the effect of natural light on the elements of the universe that has constantly appeared in my paintings. I derive great joy from observing light falling and dispersing from the hard-edged objects obstructing them – I am now interested in the reflection and refraction of light. The sun/moon at the top edge of the same work merely serve to reinforce the effect of natural landscape.”