Surrealism suggested ways to describe the unconscious; and Cubism guides his understanding of picture space. As with many of Amrish’s paintings, he begins it with a linear framework of diluted black paint which in many areas soaked through the unprimed canvas. Over this he applies more skeins of paint in various colours – lines thick and thin, light and dark, straight and curved, horizontal and vertical.
Amrish often works with a limited palette, yet the colours he uses are bold and expressive. His chromatic explorations, which emphasizes the potential of fields of unblended colour to respond to one another, as well as his flat backgrounds with mild gradations of color, are valuable resources, providing inspiration for Colour Field painters.