Friday, July 12, 2013

Terrorism Explained with Art, Many Worlds show and more..


Many Worlds of an Artist

( A painting by Basuki Dasgupta)
Kynkyny Art, Bangalore presents a solo show by artist Basuki Dasgupta. The show is titled, ‘Many Worlds’ and the works on display are mostly figurative which are a trademark of the artist.

Vibrant in colours, and with a definitive style, this Santiniketan graduate has had many  solo and group shows to his credit. Basuki’s work is influenced by visula dn performing arts, musical and folk art. He uses a mixed media to depict his creations and hsi works are heavily bent on relief and texture. His current narrative works focus on the many worlds a human being inhabits, inside and outside the self, their interactions and inter-relationships.

The show is on view from the 17th July 2013, till the 14th August 2013 at the Hyatt, M g  Road, Bangalore.

Dots and Dashes of Gond Art
(Gond Art on display at the show)
Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, presents ‘Dots and Dashes’ a group show to bring to the fore, the exquisite Gond tribal art.

The show is curated by Rati Khemka Malaiya, and displays art works by a number of artists. The participating artists are, Dhawat Singh Uikey, Dilip Shyam, Gariba Singh Tekam, Hiraman Urveti, Mohan Singh Shyam, Nankusia Shyam, Rajendra Shyam, Ram Singh Urveti, Subhash Vyam, Suresh Kumar Dhurve, Venkat Raman Singh, Vijay Kumar Shyam.

The Gond tribal community is one of central India's communities and their art is an expression of their everyday quest for life. The Gonds people believe that "viewing a good image begets good luck". This inherent belief led the Gonds to decorating their houses and the floors with traditional tattoos and motifs.

The signature styles are the essence of this tribal art form and are used to fill the surface of their decorative patterns and motifs.

The show previews on the 20th July 2013 at 6:30 pm and is on view till the 28th July 2013.

The Zynna Spotlight Show

(A painting by Rajesh Ram)
The Zynna Art Gallery, Gurgaon presents a solo spotlight show of works by the artist Rajesh Ram. The renowned artist brings his recent collection of works, paintings and sculptures in the realistic style and oil and acrylic on canvas. 

The works bring to the fore the issue of child labour and capture the painful loss of innocence, with the evocative imagery. Also addressed in some of the works are the female feticide rampant in society. The strong imagery creates a lasting impact on the viewers.

The show is on view till the 30th of July 2013.

Terrorism Explained: A Graphic Account

The India International Centre, New Delhi, presents a show of a group of artists, who have addressed the poignant issue of terrorism, through their art works and graphic  comics and  posters, in a show titled, ‘Terrorism Explained: A graphic account’. 

The show focuses on the definition of Terrorism and communalism and presents in front of the viewer, interesting works of art, through graphic comic designs, drawings and illustrations.
The participating artists and graphic designers are Sharad Sharma, Ram Puniyani and others. The show is hosted by World Comics.

The show is on view till the 14th of July 2013. 

(News reports by Sushma Sabnis)


Breaking the colour code
Artist Ashok Vaidikar’s drawings depict ancient and perishing Shiva temples
( A work on display at the show)
Like a sentinel, Ashok Vaidikar stands guard to the exhibits mounted on the walls of State Art Gallery. This is Ashok’s debut exhibition in ink on paper and the artist affirms his love for the old-world charm. Ashok’s eye focuses on the ancient and perishing Shiva temples. The Shiva bhakth that he is laments the apathy shown by the authorities to these temples. “Even the conservation team focuses on one temple and ignores the rest,” he says with anger.
Kalagi Chitapur temple made of black stone in Gulbarga, which the artist visited in the 70s, has been replicated on paper. The Gulbarga fort stands tall as we move around. The Hoskeri hunting palace showcases the love kings had for hunting. The next interesting exhibit is of the Sas Bahu temple (No, this has nothing to do with mother-in-laws and daughter-in-laws) in Udaipur. The Marthand temple in Kashmir is an architectural marvel.
(A work at the show)
The artist has an eye for detailing which is the strong point for his aesthetic designs. In some works, the detailing is so minute like a few spots which have been affected by rain have been brilliantly depicted. In the Yevuru temple’s snake in stone, even the lime wash effect is sketched on paper.
This is Ashok’s debut exhibition and the artist has chosen Hyderabad to showcase his works. “My family was into photography business and we used to come to Hyderabad often. I knew the nook and corner of the city but now the city has changed so much with flyovers. I had to take the help of GPS to find my way to the gallery,” he says.
( A work at the show)
Working as a senior vice-president of Osian’s Connoisseurs of Art Private Limited in Mumbai, Ashok says at 57, he has finally able to pursue what he likes. “I was busy with life. Now I am able to do what I want to do at my own pace. I don’t take calls after 6 p.m. and focus on my drawings,” he says. With a sketchbook always close at hand, he is constantly drawing in his mind (“I have a photographic memory”). “Sometimes the drawings are left in the sketchbook and other times they develop into more in-depth ideas and detailed works of art.” Drop in at State Gallery of Art to witness an art treasure, which is slowly perishing and listen to some interesting anecdotes from Ashok as he walks you through the exhibits. The exhibition is on July 10 between 10.30 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Ashok will also showcase his work in a group show titled ‘Three Men Show’ at Icon Art Gallery from 12th of July 2013.
(Report by Neeraja Murthy, for The Hindu)

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