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Celebrating Diversity

This exhibition of landscape painting and sculptures centres on natural forms that reflect a very crucial development in art where the human figures of a work of art are set in the broader environment they live in and interact with. This is something we see in the narrative landscapes of China and Japan, and even in our own miniatures of the Mughal school, with the significant difference that the imperial figure is central to the composition but with the landscape elements as a vibrant background to it.

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In this exhibition one sees a similar inclusive treatment of the environment and people in it as in the works of G.R. Santosh, Satish Chandra, Bikash Poddar, George Martin, Murali Nagapuzha, Shiv Lal Saroha, Tanya Mehta, Seema Kohli and Umika Mediratta. An interesting work is that of Sanjay Bhattacharya who has used the Mughal style of composition, with a hero-stone as the centre and the landscape as the background.

The alternative approach is to highlight the formal qualities of nature and present them in different styles ranging from the realism of Kaustav Jyoti Das Gupta’s sea-scapes and the flowering trees of Surya Prakash, to varying degrees of stylistic distortion in the works of Paresh Maity, Ompal Sansanwal, Shabir Hussain Santosh, Zahoor Zargar, K. Jagjit Singh, and Niranjan. J.

Beyond these we have works that make a bigger break from distortion to non-figurative expression that blends the inner feelings of the artist and the outer presence of the world of objects in the works of F.N. Souza, Jayashree Chakravarty to the urban landscapes of Praveen Kumar, Gurudas Shenoy and the relief like three dimensional constructions of Sachin George Sebastian, finally breaking away into the non-figurative works of Rajendra Dhawan, Revati Sharma Singh and Parul Sharma.

The sculptures again reflect a concern with the tree form, with or without human figures. In this respect the work of Biman B Das blends the stories of the jatakas with the crown of the tree and Dhananjay Singh bursts it like a firework, reflecting the energy of the red flowers of Surya Prakash. The essence of our art today is energetic expression that is both irreverent and original. These works reflect both these qualities as well as the capacity to produce artistic objects beyond the mere attempt to concretize expression.

Artists Exhibited

Bikash Poddar | Biman B Das | Dhananjay singh | G. R. Santosh | George Martin | Gurudas Shenoy | Jayashree Chakravarty | K. Jagjit Singh | Kaustav Jyoti Das Gupta | Murali Nagapuzha | Niranjan J. | Ompal Sansanwal | Paresh Maity | Parul Sharma | Praveen Kumar | Rajendra Dhawan | Revati Sharma Singh | Satish Chandra | Seema Kohli | Shiv Lal Saroha | Shabir Hussain Santosh | Sachin George Sebastian | Sanjay Bhattacharya | Sunder Menon | Surya Prakash | Tanya Mehta | Umika Mediratta | Zargar Zahoor

Paintings

Bikash Poddar

40 x 35 Inches
Water colour on paper | 2016

G R Santosh

22 x 28 Inches
Gauche on Paper | 1954

George Martin

48 x 48 Inches
(West of the Tracks) Acrylic on Canvas | 2018

Gurudas Shenoy

36 x 36 Inches
Oil on Canvas | 2016

Jayshree Chakravarty

48 x 48 Inches
Mixed media on Canvas | 2006

K Jagjit Singh

36 x 42 Inches
Oil on Canvas

Kaustav Jyoti Dasgupta

30 x 36 Inches
Oil on canvas | 2018

Murali Nagapuzha

36 x 48 Inches
Acrylic on canvas | 2018

Niranjan J.

72 x 48 Inches
Acrylic on canvas | 2017

Ompal Sansanwal

24 x 30 Inches
Acrylic on canvas

Paresh Maity

36 x 57.5 Inches
Oil on canvas (The light through the ghat) | 2018

Parul Sharma

24 x 36 Inche
Photography

Praveen Kumar

36 x 54 Inches
Acrylic on canvas | 2018

Prokash Karmakar

30 x 39 Inches
Acrylic on canvas | 2005

Rajendra Dhawan

26 x 32 Inches
Acrylic on canvas 1985

Revati Sharma Singh

19 x 28 Inches
Mixed Media on paper | 2017

Sachin George Sebastian

40 x 40 Inches
(Untitled from the Series Ripples on Land) Hand cut on Olefin Sheets | 2013

Sanjay Bhatacharya

44 X 30 Inches
Water color on paper (sacrad stone 1) | 2008

Satish Chandra

31.5 x 37.5 Inches
Oil on canvas | 2003

Seema Kohli

28 x 48 Inches
Acrylic on Canvas | 2012

Shabir Hussain Santosh

22 x 28 Inches
Acrylic on paper | 2016

Shivlal Saroha

36 x 60 inches
Acrylic on canvas | 2010

Surya Prakash

48 x 48 Inches
Acrylic on canvas | 2018

Tanya Mehta

36 x 54 Inches
(Heavan and Earth-2) Fine art print

Umika Mediratta

22 x 30 Inches
(Vida) Watercolor on Paper | 2018

Zargar Zahoor

30 x 40 Inches
Oil on Canvas | 2016

Sculptures

Biman B Das

48 x 24 x 9 Inches
Save Nature-I Bronze | 2013

Dhananjay Singh

87.5 x 33 x 33 Inches
Stainless steel | 2014

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