Selva Veeriah | Biography

Selva I S246 (2014) AOC 91x91x3.8 small


Born 1968, Malaysia

Selva Veeriah is a self-taught abstract painter living and working in Melbourne for the past decade. He was born in Penang and grew up in the rich tradition of a Malaysian-Indian heritage. He left a career in law to follow his childhood passion for painting.

The body of work –  which comprises paintings, musings, and poems – questions whether the human experience is objectively real or merely an illusion of the mind. The colourful and playful artworks capture moments in time along the inward journey. Selva’s works are exhibited regularly and held in private collections.

Read Artist’s Q & A here

Artist Statement

‘My work is directed at the perennial conundrum “Who am I?” in the context of my own existence and experiences. With each introspection, I delve a little deeper into the nature of consciousness, mind, and ego. The resulting insights peel away misconceptions and increase inner peace.’

Exhibition / Show

Solo, Bird’s Gallery 9-26 Nov  2017

Group, Brunswick Street Gallery 2017

Group, No Vacancy Gallery 2017

Warranwood Art Show 2017

Art Lounge, Cambridge Studio Gallery 2017

Group, Studio 2, Northcote Town Hall 2017

Solo, Brightspace Gallery 2016

Group, Melbourne Exhibiting Artists 2016

Parallax (13) Art Fair (London) 2015

Solo, Bird’s Gallery 2015

Vogue Apartments 2014-15

Society Apartments 2014-15

Group, Gallery #9 2014

Solicitor, Victoria, Australia (2006)

Advocate & Solicitor, Malaysia (1993)

Barrister-at-law, England & Wales (Lincoln’s Inn) (1991)

University of Leicester (UK) L.L.B. (Hons) – 1987 to 1990

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