"The ability to create an unforgettable impression of a natural landscape by experimenting with color mix is a present a painter can give to the viewers. Although all landscapes are there, the paintings promote viewers to develop their own imagination and thoughts."
Amarnath Viswanath is a German resident, born in India in 1941. After graduating with a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta, India, Amarnath started his ceramic career working as a trainee in a ceramic insulator company in Germany. In 1968 he completed his studies at the Ceramic College in Germany with a degree in Ceramic Engineering.
3As a Ceramic Engineer, Amarnath joined a Color Manufacturer and developed colors and coatings for ceramic products like Wall- and Floor Tiles, Sanitary wares and Dinnerwares. He was in charge of the Pigment Development Division and spent three years in Spain for on-site installation of a new Color plant. His job included lots of traveling to Africa, Europe, and the USA assisting customers to produce sellable products. In 1994 Amarnath went to the USA to take the position as technical director with Fusion Ceramics in Ohio who manufacture pigments for glass and ceramic products.
During this time, Amarnath has published several papers in the American Ceramic Bulletin on colors and Pigments and also presented his papers during the various annual convention of the American Ceramic Society.
In his early boyhood, Amarnath showed extreme interests in colors and their structure. Later on his professional career, Amarnath was dealing with the development of colors and experimenting on new color combinations. Vast traveling across the globe and thus learning different cultures and life, has left an unforgettable memory.
Amarnath uses almost exclusively acrylic colors for his paintings. Although he started his painting with abstract images, Amarnath tends more and more towards landscape paintings. Most of the landscape images are a remembrance of his time spent in the USA. The color blue is the favorite color of Amarnath as can be seen in most of his paintings.
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