Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Phantomata, Poster Nama, Imprinting Art Show, and more..


Aesthetic Bind -  Phantomata
(Work on display)
Chemould Prescott Art Gallery, Mumbai presents a show titled 'Phantomata', third of the five exhibitions curated by Geeta Kapur that are being displayed as part of the celebration of 50 years of the gallery. 
List of participating artists includes well known names like Tallur L N, Susanta Mandal, Sonia Khurana, Nikhil Chopra, Tushar Joag, the photo - and video - performance artist Pushpamala N, painter Baiju Parthan who is known as a pioneer of intermedia art in India and the noted contemporary artist Pratul Dash.
The show commences on 29th November 2013 and will be on view till 3rd January 2014.

Poster Nama
(Work on display)
Latitude 28, New Delhi presents, the art works of Pakistani artist Muhammad Zeeshan in a show titled, ‘Poster Nama’. The show displays artworks with Sufi culture imbued with pop art.
The show exhibits twelve paintings that beautifully marry the intricacy of traditional miniatures with contemporary elements of pop art, using laser scoring and gouache on wasli paper.
The show is on view till 1st January 2013.

Endless Colours
(Work by Amitava Sengupta)
Veda Art Gallery is hosting a group art exhibition that will be featuring some impressive works of contemporary artists like Naina Kanodia, Amitava Sengupta and Basant Peringode. All the three artists are self taught and have been able to secure their own space in the world of contemporary arts.

All three of them are from different background and the only thing that binds them is passion for art and inborn talent for art and painting. This art exhibition is to showcase their selected best works and creative expressions.
The show is on view till 3rd December 2013.

Imprinting Art
( Work by Ananda Moy Banerji)

All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi, presents a solo show of eminent print maker Ananda Moy Banerji with his range of graphic prints at this exhibition. The artist firmly believes that everything that is around us, leaves its print. The artist has made various experiments in his works ranging from techniques to themes.

The artist was born in Kolkata and is a B.F.A. in painting and M.F.A. in print making. When he started printmaking, he stared with landscapes and later he broadened his horizon and worked on his personal experiences and his surroundings. He has exhibited his artworks in India and abroad and has been honoured with various awards.
The show is on view till 30th November 2013.

(News reports by Sushma Sabnis)

Open to interpretation
( work by Manish Pushkale)
Of Manish Pushkale’s abstract and free-flowing paintings
Imagine looking at the world through a gauze screen. Manish Pushkale’s art is a little like that; and the colours are incandescent, the subjects are hazy silhouettes and the more you look at them, the more forms you discern.
His solo show, Language Of Vision, is on in the city. Manish’s art is interactive; they are mostly untitled and so there are no expectations. You look at each canvas with an open mind and form your own subjects. His 9” x 15” pieces are colourful, gold-rimmed and have waves of colours. There is a letter and a word in each canvas. The one with orange, grey, green and brown splashed across it, resembles how one views the earth from the sky. Another has blue, green and orange.
( Work by Manish Pushkale)
His oil-on-canvas paintings have cool colours and a grainy texture to them. One of them, large, and painted in different shades of green (mustard, olive, light) with a cream centre, forms the shape of a blurred Ganesh, with a lamp in front. In a vertical painting next to it, The Pillar Of Gratitude, pastel geometrical patterns adorn the backdrop while an illuminated ray of light is in the centre. It lights up everything around it.
A feature that recurs in Pushkale’s paintings is the geometric patterns. His paintings are technical and precise, there are no arbitrary shapes in his bigger canvasses. The three square pieces that hang in a line, Volume I, II and III have nine hazy squares each. They are rather therapeutic in the sense that looking at them eases your mind. The colours aren’t harsh and the grainy texture of the backgrounds adds to effect.
( Work by Manish Pushkale)
One other painting is blue with different shapes. Move a little from the paintings and you see two faces; one up and the other below, upside down. One seems to be smiling and the other is grim. Another set of four paintings, titled A,B,C and D are a little more communicative. One looks like the blades of a rotating exhaust fan, another like an egg or a white telephone handle, the third looks like a man standing upside down and looking out the window. The fourth, the simplest, has rows of crescents. These shapes are precise and yet the painting itself is abstract and free-flowing.
Language Of Vision is on display till December 11 at Gallery Veda, 4/22, Rutland Gate, Fifth Street, Nungambakkam.
( Report by Anusha Parthasarathy for The Hindu)

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