Deepak Talwar ’89: From Finance to Fine Art

Three drawings by abstract artist Nasreen Mohamedi changed Deepak Talwar's '89 trajectory.

Mohamedi's minimalist creations, their fine lines forming girds and geometric shapes that create tension and depth on paper, led Talwar, a young banker at the time, to consider a new path.

"I'm standing there looking at these drawings, just a few lines on a piece of paper, and I get goose bumps. It was like magic," he recalls. "I couldn't explain to myself why I was experiencing this."

Talwar encountered Mohamedi's drawings more than two decades ago. Today, he creates that magic for others as the founder of art galleries in New York and New Delhi.

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  • July 19, 2016