Monday, January 20, 2014

Bal Bhikshuks, History Revisited, Gypsies in Transylvania and more..


Bal Bhikshuks
(work on display)
Gallery Pradarshak, Mumbai presents a solo show of paintings by artist, Sanjay Raut. The young artist presents his new work which deals with the capturing of innocence in his realistic thematic paintings. 

Focusing on the protagonists of ‘Bal Bhikshuks’ , monk children, the artist forays into creating fresco like backdrops with extensive narratives embedded in the visual.

The show is on view till 1st February 2014.

History Revisited
(work on display)
Art and Aesthetic gallery, New Delhi presents a show of a group of artists titled, ‘A Tribute to Masters & Masterpieces: History Revisited’. The show displays some exquisite works of some of the contemporary artists in the country today as a tribute to felicitate the works of yesteryear masters and legends of art.

The participating artists are Charanjeet Singh, Ghazala Parveen, Hans Shinde, Mahula Ghosh, Nilotpal D Sinha, Sharmistha Kar, Vikash Kalra, Vipin K Yadav.

The show commences on 28th January and is on view till 1st March 2014.

Krishna Reddy Retrospective in Baroda

( Krishna Reddy)
In an exclusive joint effort by the students, professors and curators of the Printmaking Studio of Sir J J School of Art and Clark House Initiative, Mumbai, a retrospective exhibition of legendary printmaker Krishna Reddy which was on view in Mumbai till now, will travel to the Faculty of Fine arts, MS University, Baroda. 

Slated to be inaugurated by eminent artist, art historian and muralist, K G Subramanyan, the show will commence on 20th of January 2014 at 5:30 pm, at the Exhibition Hall.

With discursive content collected from the archives of the renowned print maker’s family and friends, this exhibition will have on display, art works from several series, methods of print making innovated by the printmaker, books and literature about his extensive work and contribution in the field of print making etc. 

The show is on view till 27th January 2014.

Gypsies In Transylvania

The Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi presents an enthralling photo exhibition titled, ‘Gypsies In Transylvania’ by artist, photographer Béla Kása. The exhibition was inaugurated by eminent Indian photographer Mr. Ram Rehman on Friday, 17th January 2014.

Béla Kása, born in Pécs, has studied Art Photography at the Art College of Cologne, Germany. He has been collecting and researching folk music in Transylvania for over 20 years. Also, he is busy in taking photographs of the musicians in their cultural context. These photographs form the core of this exhibition.
The show is on view till 14th February 2014.

(News reports by Sushma Sabnis)


No clowning
Prabal Roy uses the metaphor of clowns to depict some serious issues
(Prabal Roy's canvases showcase various aspects of a clown by reinventing and reviving the figure of a joker.)
Joker occupies the central position in Prabal Roy’s canvases. In the Kolkata-based artist’s exhibition, “Out of Frame”, his canvases showcase various aspects of a clown by reinventing and reviving the figure of a joker which according to the artist is there in every individual. “Each and everyone, more or less is in a way or other, has a belonging with the clown,” explains Roy. The exhibition was inaugurated by First Lady, Suvra Mukherjee.
The ambiguity of Roy’s paintings might puzzle the viewer at first, but a closer and a keener look will helpnotice its minute details and comprehend the underlying depth.
“In few of my paintings, the basic idea is to depict the clowns in a way that it seems as if they are overcoming the life’s hurdles and getting ahead,” says the artist.
The canvases, in a way, reflect Roy’s personal experiences. “There was a time when people made fun of me, ridiculed me and those incidents inspired me to clown that out on canvas. For a clown, he makes people laugh by ridiculing himself and still smiles, similarly I believed that come what may, I will smile and paint something which matches my character.”
The irony gets further deepened with the artist using such a bright palette to comment on dark subjects like gang-rapes, terrorism, illiteracy, and a complex urban life.
(Report by Shivani Shrivastava for The Hindu)

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