New Delhi, May 16, 2018:
- Curated by Renu Khera Indian artists are participating the exhibition in Delhi presented by Easel Story
- Exhibition from 1st – 4th June 2018 at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
20 artists, one gallery and a plethora of artworks deriving from the very soul of the artistes.Â Ms Renu Khera, Director of National Institute of Fine Arts has curated ‘Soulmate’Â a group show illustrating art as the reflection of the soul. Opening on 1st of June, 2018 at Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi this exhibition is about the collections of paintings done by senior, eminent and contemporary artists which shows us the various facets of Indian mythology, religious thoughts, vintage theme, culture, life, nature, etc. An amalgamation of artworks by 20 artists from around India whose body of work has substance and shows promise, the exhibition features names likeÂ Sujata Bajaj, Niladri Paul, Bratin Khan,Arpan Bhowmik, G subramaniam, Sandeep ChhatrabandÂ amongst others.
With a vision of bringing together art beyond boundaries the exhibit will be on till theÂ 4th of June, 2018Â and provide a common ground to artists both eminent and upcoming to illustrate the ever binding nature of art like a soul.
The four day show touches upon theÂ thought of art as aÂ Soul mate that is aligned with your soul and is sent to challenge, awaken and stir different parts of you in order for your soul to transcend to a higher level of consciousness and awareness.Â Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul. Artists have been practicing various forms of art for years. Their works are very much connected with their thought, emotions and lives. They put their soul on canvas to enhance the beauty of their work and it is this thought process that will entrance the spectators at the exhibition.Â â€śSoulmateâ€™Â is an exhibition thatÂ bringsÂ together both masters from the Indian art circuit and promising upcoming artists.Â TheÂ concept touches upon artworks as reflections of anÂ artist’s very being deriving and being a part ofÂ him like aÂ soulmate. There are 20Â different artists with different mediums of work and different thought processes so to seeÂ them togetherÂ under one roof is truly going to be anÂ unforgettableÂ experience forÂ theÂ spectatorsâ€ť, says Renu Khera, curator ofÂ the show.
Sujata BajajÂ one of the artistâ€™s fascination with the lord of beginnings, Ganesh is abiding. Her art explores Ganapati as the endless, painting and sculpting him with a a sense of complete freedom and liberty in abstracting his image. WhileÂ Bratin KhanÂ theÂ master of traditional andÂ folklore themes brings alive the themes of Indian mythology. Fragile, emotive and rich in colour and details Bratinâ€™s worksÂ use the traditional method of tempera painting, which goes back to the Indian Miniatures. Seven to eight coats of transparent color are put on the surface, one after another to get a complete tone.Â Simple but evocative,Â Arpan Bhowmikâ€™sÂ art is a study in contrast. His largely monochromatic cityscapes have a splash of colour thrown in every so often, lending his art a surreal effect. Bhowmikâ€™s paintings showcase the vintage theme of a heritage city, Kolkata bringing the city and its humdrum affairs to life with his brushstrokes. Whereas, aÂ painter and a collagist,Â G. SubramanianÂ uses the medium of collage, and layers it along with acrylic paint and ink washes in brilliant hues to create mixed media works. The inspiration for Subramanianâ€™s works Â the innocence and divine beauty in a childâ€™s face and the power of Indian mythology. With his portrayal of child-like Buddha, Krishna and Hanuman, he seeks to spark a sense of joy in his audience.Â Sandeep ChhatrabandÂ loves to portray the ghats of Varanasi using water colours and acrylics on canvas. Unique, tranquil and vivid the ‘Ghats of Varanasi’Â are his inspiration. With their ever changing hues, the flow and crowd of people and its many stories the ghats of Varanasi are his ode to the city.
Niladri Paul’sÂ work bears ample testimony to his talent,Â integrity and awareness of his surrounding reality.Â Deriving inspiration from everyday life, he capturesÂ vividly the mood and spirit of his subjects. His style isÂ characterized by minimum, controlled strokes to captureÂ the fleeting thought of the moment.
Perfect for summer days, the exhibition is food for the soul and brings to light some of the maestros of Indian art.
The show will continue till 4th June 2018 at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.