Different facets of Indian contemporary art

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Artist Suparna Mondal’s vibrant works takes viewers on a roller-coaster ride It gives the hint of an architecture which has multi-layered symphonies of colour, beams of light and long sheets of reflecting surfaces. 

On the other hand artist Ramesh Gorjala’s paintings portray his spiritual take on Indian mythology. His delicate and intricate technique presents both his imagery and process. Creating a very rich and natural feel in each of his painting is the use of the colour palettes dominated by gold, red and green. All his paintings add a contemporary dynamic to his work. 

The strong tradition of figurative art is visible in Shyamal Mukherjee’s works. “His work can be interpreted in a contemporary style. It is not surprising that every figurein his body of works has a separate and interesting story to tell,” says Jinoy Payyappilly, curator of the Art March exhibition. 

“Mukherjee`s figures are dressed in the bright, almost gaudy orange, red and green costumes that street performers wear, but their eyes are gazing and drawn, their faces almost cartoon-like and their fingers podgy, making the irony and pathos that surrounds them extremely evident,” says the curator. 

Talking about Murali Nagapuzha’s work Jinoy says, “He has an exceptional ability to beckon the natural beauty of Kerala.” 

Motivated by the French artist Henri Rousseau, Nagapuzha's canvasses are based on his own experience and memories of a Kerala where it is green all around. “To understand Murali’s art, we need to first look at Kerala,” says he.

According to Jinoy, all his paintings have a childlike innocence. “It can be perceived as childlike but it has its own strength, playfulness and a child’s wonder – the eternal sunshine of a spotless mind,” says the curator.

The exhibition is on view till June 30 at Beanstalk, Hotel Galaxy Shopping and Spa, Sector -15, Gurgaon. 

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