Friday, February 7, 2014

Melange '14, Formes and Lumiere, Dreamlike Dimension and more..


Formes and Lumiere
( work on display)
Alliance Francaise de Delhi, presents an exhibition and light show by light sculptor Patrick Rimoux. Patrick Rimoux is a contemporary artist and engineer, who works primarily with French technologies. As a light sculptor, Rimoux modulates light and uses it as an artistic medium. Rimoux’s projection at Alliance Francaise has been inspired by five different elements: Architecture, Range of light, Kaleidoscope of his recent paintings in Jaipur city, Seasons and richness of Bollywood cinema. Rimoux’s projects are primarily urban sized and he works with well directed spaces and architectural ensembles to integrate light into the urban landscape. He uses light reflection to make his integration look organic and natural. The show Formes and Lumiere showcases 3 aspects of Patrick’s works: 
Photographs of his works
Video installation & projection
His artistic work which focuses on cinematography films that crystallize the question of revealing light- Patrick has used raw 35 mm film material and has painted on these negatives’ to highlight different aspects of projecting light.

The show is on view till 9th February 2014.

Fractures in Colour
( work on display)
Artisans Gallery, Mumbai presents a show titled, ‘Fractures in Colour: An Exhibition of Drawings and Paintings’ by artist Anando Dutta. 

The images of this exhibition try to capture evidences of some fragments of who we are and where we belong, while seeking some embedded ones we don’t care to look for, and then others that are assigned to belong to the vault of memory. All set locked in moments of time, somewhere deep in our subconscious. This collection is an intermingling of many parts.

The show is on view from 20th February to 25th February 2014.

Melange '14

Prakrit Arts Gallery, Chennai presents ‘Melange’ a unique art show by eminent artists.  Artists will be painting on doors, metal trunks, chairs and cupboards to display their versatility. 
On 14th February, there will be a workshop for 14 years and above on canvas shoes painting. Morning walkers and joggers will experience a very artistic twist to their exercise regime. Limited registration for the show painting workshop. Last date for application is 10th February 2014.

The show is on view from 10th February to 14th February 2014.

Dreamlike Dimension
( work on display)
Piramal Art Gallery, National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai presents a compilation of photographs shot by photographer Fiorenzo Senese about the mesmerising city of 'Aamchi Mumbai'. 

Senese is an Italian manager and photographer, born in Rome in 1964 and now living in Mumbai. He took his first steps in photography when he was merely a teen, using his father’s camera, a Zeiss Ikon 1954 make, which he still utilizes every now and then.Through overexposures, underexposures, graining and out-of-focuses, he strengthens the image, going beyond the conventional use of the camera. No photograph has been altered in postproduction.

The show is on view from 11th February to 21st February 2014.

( News reports by Sushma Sabnis)

Art for a Cause
The exhibition hosted by Gallery Time and Space at the Ritz-Carlton featured a variety of artwork by both established and emerging artists
( From animal figures to landscapes to abstract floral forms, the canvas had many things; a work by Shubhashis Mandal)
Gallery Time and Space, in collaboration with the Itech Law and The Ritz Carlton recently hosted an exhibition of paintings over the weekend featuring a range of artists.
The show was held to raise funds through a part of the show’s proceedings, for PallCanCare, an NGO that works with palliative cancer patients.
The exhibition showcased both experienced artists like A.V. Ilango, Dhiraj Choudhury and Arpita Kar as well as upcoming artists like Shiva Prasanna, Pragati Dalvi, Shubhashis Mandal and Rudragaud Indi.
Shiva Prasanna’s artworks mainly featured etchings of animal figures, mostly birds, including an owl and a hog. His etchings were detailed, intricate and realistically composed.
Suparna Mondal also works with etching and printmaking, producing fantastical images in shades of black and white with a touch of red, composed of bicycles, barred windows and strips of patterns. Her woodcut on the other hand features almost psychedelic human figures in shades of red and black.
While Manisha Kumar featured abstract floral forms in vibrant hues set against textured, contrasting backgrounds composed of spatters of paints against solid coloured backgrounds.
Both Shubhashis Mandal and Santanu Roy featured landscapes in watercolours. While Shubhashis featured quaint, sunny corners of towns crammed with houses, a few cars, roadside cafes and pedestrians, Santanu’s landscapes showcased the hillside, or hilly backdrops.
Sanjiv Sankpal’s paintings evoke the rustic, with his village landscapes featuring cowherds with their cattle in lush environs or a group of women in front of their homes surrounded by their cattle. His figures are simple, vibrant and evoke a sense of belongingness.
While Rudragaud Indi works are more surreal, featuring a boy next to a large white paper boat, blowing puffy white clouds like bubbles standing in a desert.
Or a cracking boat in lime green water with a statue balanced on its right edge and a large fish balanced on its left with a life preserver around its suspended oar. Sharks (presumably) surround the boat.
The exhibition also featured works by Bonny Hazuria and Girish Kulkarni.
(Report by Harshini Vakkalanka for The Hindu)

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