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Curiosa-The immortals within: Review on assemblage artist Kunal Naik

Curiosa-The immortals within: Review on assemblage artist Kunal Naik

An exceptional assemblage artist from Mumbai Kunal Naik, who finds treasures in everything around him. In his own words, “It’s like solving a puzzle with fragments without giving in. And the end result has to be bloody creative, at least to me at first. Then comes imagination, idea, aesthetics and design. Understanding their original form...

February 24, 2021February 24, 2021
Ananta: Review on the body of works by Ananti Vala

Ananta: Review on the body of works by Ananti Vala

Ananti Vala’s latest exhibition at the Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai, uses evident morphology flowing towards visual creative fiction with dense layers of storytelling. Aptly titled Ananta-The boundless, Ananti addresses the sense of diverse emotions with a judicious blend of sensitivity and intuition. Her sculptures are dramatic but there is an underlying subtle tone. According to Ananti,...

February 24, 2021February 24, 2021
Framed stories: Review on photography exhibition by Shreyas Dhongade

Framed stories: Review on photography exhibition by Shreyas Dhongade

Shreyas Dhongade’s body of works titled ‘Photon’ exhibiting now at Jehangir Art gallery is storytelling at a conceptual level.  His series titled ‘Save the memory makers’ is a collection of photographic works dedicated to the gradually vanishing printing industry. The photos in this collection are treated with scratches, cracks, folds to create a worn off...

February 24, 2021June 1, 2021
Weaving stories in clay: Artist Shalan Dere

Weaving stories in clay: Artist Shalan Dere

Meeting the charismatic, humble sculptor and ceramist Shalan Dere was a sheer delight. A self-trained potter who went on to carve her own journey, has come a long way in 20 years. In her own words; “Absence of any formal training allowed me to go through a rewarding process of trial, error and creative experimentation over...

February 24, 2021February 24, 2021
Great thought to begin with…

Great thought to begin with…

‘When you’re a kid, you color with reckless abandon. You color outside the lines. You color however you feel. Blue elephants, purple trees, red bears, green oceans – it’s all good. As you get older, though, everyone tells you to stay inside the lines, to color everything just like you see it. You end up...

February 24, 2021February 24, 2021
Reminiscing Frida on her birthday! An artist and innovator who turned pain into purpose!

Reminiscing Frida on her birthday! An artist and innovator who turned pain into purpose!

Remembering the most iconic female artist who still continues to inspire on her 111th birthday. Frida changed the way we relate to art. With her contagious and assiduous spirit, Frida is a perfect example of courage and inspiration. The fact that she created 55 self-portraits (out of 143 total artworks) in her lifetime reasserts her emphasis on...

February 24, 2021February 24, 2021
Exhibition review: New talent Santoshkumar R. Patil

Exhibition review: New talent Santoshkumar R. Patil

Exhibiting currently at the gallery 4 of Jahengir Art Gallery, is the latest works by Santosh R. Patil. Meeting the artist amidst his larger than life artworks gave a great insight on his inspirations and humble beginnings. Coming from a poor farmer family with bare resources, his journey to his solo art exhibition in Mumbai...

February 24, 2021February 24, 2021
My recent works on Mumbai: Oil on canvas

My recent works on Mumbai: Oil on canvas

Cities have played an imperative part in my journey of life. The changing urban landscapes have inspired my  recent cityscapes depicting ethereal skies at dawn and dusk which explores the skylines of Mumbai. Inspired by textural experience of urban life, I have tried documenting cities from a distance Mainly, oil on canvas, i am on...

February 24, 2021February 24, 2021
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