Confluence of Indian and worldwide artwork

Artwork and aesthetics usually spark curiosity in viewer’s thoughts. And when completely different artwork kinds, varieties and hues come collectively, it makes a long-lasting impression. That’s how a viewer feels when contained in the gallery, to witness the twenty fourth version of the annual artwork present, Harvest.

Works of greater than 60 Indian and worldwide artists, starting from summary and figurative work to sculptural works and tribal artwork, are exhibited at this ongoing present that has untitled lithographs of Russian painter Nicholas Roerich, showcasing Eurasian artwork aesthetic, alongside works by veteran masters similar to MF Husain, HA Gade, SH Raza, Ram Kumar, Shobha Broota, Sujata Bajaj, and Pandit Khairnar.

An artwork by MF Husain on display at the exhibition.
An paintings by MF Husain on show on the exhibition.

“Subconsciously, myths, mall tradition and metropolitan way of life entice me,” shares artist Suraj Kumar Kashi, who’s exhibiting two of his canvasses at this group present. He provides, “I’m from a small city in Bihar, grew up listening to mythological tales and dreamed about dwelling in a giant metropolis. I used to see on the lovely face of the gods and goddesses; and the way flowers are supplied to them. In my work, you may see girls amid Nature, adorned like gods. I paint the Indian gods and goddesses close to the widespread, on a regular basis individuals.”

Artist and photographer Sanjay Bhattacharyya, referring to his oil on canvas work titled Past Your Closed Home windows, explains the way it’s the primary time that he’s depicting the assorted moods of the lotus pond, at completely different occasions of the day, and on a single canvas. “Normally, whereas doing a day or night shot of the lotus pond, it exhibits a unique color. I wished to divide the canvas into 4, and never do a diptych or triptych like the way it’s often executed. It’s a single canvas, and I attempted to discover a totally completely different strategy this time,” provides Bhattacharyya.

The exhibiting works are divided into sections, and can show tribal artwork subsequent. “Tribal artwork is what the world will take a look at India for,” opines Payal Kapoor, co-curator of the present, including, “Regardless of Covid’s adversities, we’ve nonetheless gone forward and opened this present as a result of it occurs yearly. We’ve greater than 60 artists exhibiting their works, and it’s an amalgamation of kinds of artwork. This 12 months now we have tried to point out tendencies in Indian artwork vis-a-vis international artwork. Artwork has no boundaries now, so all the pieces is international. This present, for the primary time, has numerous worldwide artists, together with these from Africa, America, Indonesia and Vietnam. It has all the pieces from masters, mid-career artists, and abstraction to international modern artwork, sculpture and tribal artwork. There’s additionally a piece by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.”

Strolling round, viewers can even soak up the richness in conventional and people visible works by artists Sakti Burman, Jangarh Singh Shyam, Japani Shyam, T Vaikuntam, Paresh Maity, and Sukanya Garg, in addition to the creativity in canvases of senior artist Arpana Caur, who has mapped the story of Buddha and Ashoka with a recent spin. Works of worldwide greats similar to Andy Warhol, Mr Brainwash, George Martin and Daniel Buetti are additionally a part of this present.

Catch It Stay

What: Harvest 2022

The place: W-23, Higher Kailash-II

On until: Might 31

Timing: 11am to 6pm

Nearest Metro Station: Higher Kailash on the Magenta Line

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