Expressions in abstract

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Expressions in abstract

At the art corridor of the Taj West End, there were different contemporary Indian artists curated by Oez Yasin  on display. Titled  Ee–lek/tik, the  30 works on show were varied as the styles and mediums of the artists.

“Going by the trend in contemporary and abstract art, there no longer seems to be a sharp contrast between abstract art and figurative art, but rather a merging or co-existence of pure abstract or pure figurative expressions and styles,” said Yasin.
Shashwati, a Bangalore based artist and alumnus of Chitrakala Parishat uses mixed media and acrylics to create large vibrant splashes of colour on her canvases.

Women's boots, sewing machines and motifs drawn out of commonplace items of everyday life find space on her pictures which are in bright, peppy colours and a mood that is trendy and contemporary.

“I am inspired by everyday elements especially those that affect women,” she says.
C Douglas has some rather disturbing art on display. His are small, intense textured works done with pencil and pen on paper full of disturbing symbols and harsh, angular human figures which are weirdly symbolic and lyrical.

Atmanand Chauhan's body of work is synonymous with an artistic perspective and
response to violence in society and is characterised by dark and almost mystical  textures, tones and spaces in muted yet strong colours in shades of reds streaked with black.

Largely a complex interplay of layered moods and meanings, Vorakorn Methamoron’s collection of nine miniature etchings are in tiny concentrated forms and shapes. Multiple layers of paint create a rhythmic structure of lines and forms which comes across almost as deliberate and well-planned in Rahim Mirza’s work while R M Palaniappan’s two pieces focus on the experience of the interaction of space, time and environment. The exhibition is on till October 24.

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