Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nalini Malani Fukuoka Laureate, Madhu Jain, Vision Beyond show and more


The  Vision Beyond Show

(Vision Beyond show)
Galerie Sara Arakkal, Bangalore, presents a show of a group of young, emerging artists’ works from Hyderabad. The show titled, ‘Vision Beyond’ previewed on the 15th of June 2013 and displays art works and sculptures by the young artists.

The participating artists are, Glower Paul, Lester Anthony Paul, Gangadhar Mukkinapallyniga, Prasanta Bandyopadhyay, Ravikumar Chunchula, Ritu Bhattacharya, Santosh Kotagiri and Soumitrimayee Paital.

The works vary in mediums and styles bringing forth like a tapestry the vivid imagery and variety of techniques explored on canvas and other substrates by these emerging artists.

The show is on view till the 30th of June 2013.

Colours of Nature 
(a painting in rock minerals by Madhu Jain)

Annexe Art Gallery, New Delhi, presents a solo show of art works by artist Madhu Jain, titled ‘Colours of Nature’. The show displays mesmerizing art works by the artist in a variety of mediums, focusing on her mastery over most of them.

Colour of Nature is a collection of her works on rock pigments as well as sumi-e (ink brush) technique which is a Chinese art of painting. This kind of art centers around painting of nature and its various aspects, and beauty. Her works and mastery over diverse mediums can be seen in the show.

The topic she chooses to paint on for this show, centers around Nature, as an inspiration and how nature plays a pivotal role in mankind’s existence and future. She subtly addresses the issues of the environment and how it is being abused by mankind in the name of progress.

Madhu Jain’s works are mostly figurative in style and have a dreamy lyrical quality to them.

The show is on view till 26th of June 2013.

Celestial Six shine

(a painting by T Vaikuntam)
Dhoomimal City Gallery, New Delhi, presents six artists’ works of art in a show titled, ‘Celestial Six’. The show displays six eclectic oeuvres of artistic expressions by eminent artists.

The 25 works on display have been rendered in various styles using subtle colours and execution of expert brush strokes. The show brings to the fore the art works of artists, Bratin Khan, Jagdish Dey, Niren Sen Gupta, Ramesh Gorjala, Shyamal Mukherjee and Tota Vaikuntam.

The styles vary from figurative to semi abstractions and are rendered in acrylics and oils on canvas.

The show is on view till the 30th June 2013.

Monsoon Show at Crimson Art Resource

(A painting by Sujata Achrekar)
Crimson  - The Art Resource, Bangalore presents a group show with the works of 9 artists from all over the country. This is Crimson’s annual monsoon art exhibition and sale for the 20th year. The show comprises of works in the form of paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures.

The participating artists are, Nishant Dange, Sujata Achrekar, Jyoti Hattarki, T M Azis, Shamendu Sonawane, Rajiba Lochan Pani, Nagesh Goud, Anwar Khan and JMS Mani making this show an eclectic mix of art works and sculptures from upcoming and established artists alike.

The show is on view till the 30th of June 2013.

(News reports by Sushma Sabnis)


Nalini Malani awarded Fukuoka Prize 2013
(Fukuoka Laureate Artist Nalini Malani)
Nalini Malani, leading Indian artist has attained an international reputation for her large-scale spatial art, combining paintings and installations, takes on the recent history of the Indian Subcontinent, and keeps consistent focus on such  daring contemporary and universal themes as religious conflict, war, oppression of women and environmental destruction.
A graduate of the Sir J.J. School of Art in Mumbai, she received a French government scholarship and went to Paris to study art. Since her return to India she has been based in Mumbai. In 1987, she organized Through the Looking Glass, the very first female-organized exhibition for female artists in India, for which she attracted considerable attention. In the 1990s, she presented her first installation work, and also unique exhibitions as the City of Desires, where the general public were invited to watch her at work, and discuss the creative process. Reacting against the growing threat of Hindu Nationalism in India, she opened up a new field of expression in the conservative Indian artistic scene. She has exhibited at the Asia Pacific Triennial (Brisbane, 1996) and at the New Museum (New York, 2002) and was also invited to a number of international art exhibitions including the Venice Biennale (2007) and dOCUMENTA (Kassel, 2012), and has been active as a central figure in Indian contemporary art exhibitions abroad. Her work was often introduced in Japan, when she came to Fukuoka Asian Art Museum on a residency program in 1999-2000, and participated in the Artist File 2013 at the National Art Center in Tokyo.
(Nalini Malani with her work)
Although she uses modern representational techniques such as installations, her art conveys a dreamy quality and a familiar warmth, because of the strong influence on her work of such traditional folk arts as glass painting, shadow play, kaleidoscope lantern and Kalighat paintings with divine images. The central motif, however, is her response to the serious problems and contradictions which the world faces, including religious conflicts caused by fundamentalism, war and nuclear power, violence and oppression towards women, and environmental destruction. By thus accumulating diverse images, she creates multilayered narratives which cannot be reduced to a simplistic dualism between good and evil. Having chosen these difficult themes of the problems of the contemporary world, she has created ambitious works of art and applied innovative means of expression, but at the same time has maintained her roots in Indian tradition. 
As part of the Fukuoka program, Nailini Malani will present a lecture for the public titled, ‘For a More Progressive Society – The Potentials in Our World and Arts’ in the presence of   a few panelists. The lecture is to be held on 14th September 2013 at ACROS Fukuoka, where she will share her idea and thought on her specialized field in works.  
The lecture will be held at 5:00pm to 7:00 pm on 14th September 2013.
(Courtesy www.fukuoka.org)

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