Tribal art promises to be the next big thing

Group show

A group of artists have come together to exhibit their latest artworks that offer a colourful insight into the latest trend in the world of Indian contemporary art.

The exhibition ‘Harvest –2014’ is back with the best of Indian artists, like Paresh Maity, Sanjay Bhattacharya, SH Raza, Ram Kumar to name a few. This time round though, this annual art show is also dedicated to a great art connoisseur, DK Jain.

The artworks are meticulously executed with an enormous sense of contemporary art. And a part of the proceeds of the show will go to the DK Jain Art Prize which will support young and enterprising artists from various communities. 

The exhibition which closed on Tuesday was curated by Jain’s daughter Payal Kapoor. Talking to Metrolife about the show, she said, “The exhibition highlighted the latest trend of art world and showed ‘master artworks’ and ‘ tribal artworks’. There were 60 artists who took part in the show, which is also a tribute to my father, who was an art lover and collector.”

Kapoor informed that, “Out of the four kinds of art – abstract, tribal, contemporary and masters, abstract and tribal are going to be the next big thing in the world of art.”

Sanjay Bhattacharya, one of the artists who took part in the exhibition, said, “I have shown two of my paintings which are based on landscapes, which is my latest focus. One painting has a reflection of the sun on a pond and the other is a lily pond and both paintings are inspired by Shantiniketan.” According to Bhattacharya, landscapes “look really peac­eful” and that is why he chose this theme for the exhibition.

Arpana Caur, another artist, said, “I have tried to contemporise the eternal love of Sohni Mahiwal through my paintings. In the painting I have shown a scale/ruler which shows how love is beyond any measurement.”

The exhibition ‘Harvest –2014’ is on till November 14 at Arushi Arts Gallery, The Gallery on MG Road.

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