Indian artists showcased by foreign galleries at India ArtFair

Indian artists showcased by foreign galleries at India ArtFair

From Latvia to America, it is a celebration of Indian art and artists with many foreign galleries showcasing Indian work and art installations at the 7th edition of the ongoing India Art Fair here.

Galleria Continua, from Beijing, exhibited art installations of acclaimed artist Subodh Gupta while Aicon gallery from the US showcased works of M F Husain. Neilson Gallery, from Spain, exhibited paintings of Indian artist Ajay Sharma which depict the dualities of life.

"The whole series of paintings is called the 'witness'. It depicts the dualities of life...life and death...emptiness and fullness," says Sharma.

Art Gallery 21 from Riga, Latvia exhibited works of Delhi-based artist Krishna Murari and Chennai-based R Balaa. Anita Arbidane and Mandakini Devi are the other artists they have showcased.

"My paintings are a combination of organic intelligence and artificial intelligence. They depict the difference between the two. I made these paintings in 1990," says Balaa.

Art 18/21 gallery, from Norwich which also has an office in Jaipur exhibited works of M F Husain, Syed Haider Raza and national-award winning artist Ram Kumar among others like Manjit Bawa, Manu Parekh, Sohan Qadri, Alec Cumming.

"The tapestry by Husain is priced at Rs 30 lakh while paintings of Raza range from Rs 10 lakh to 80 lakh," says a gallery representative.

Parve Galeria, from Portugal, exhibited Goan artist Subodh Kerkar's photos which range from Rs 80,000 to Rs 1 lakh.

Art Chowk from Karachi, exhibited works of Lahore and Karachi-based artists. Sadia Jamal from Karachi showcased her wings' installation made up of plastic surgical blades, wire mesh and acrylic thread.

Lahore-based artist Mohsin Khan exhibited his screen print, acrylic paint while Karachi-based artist Abdullah Qamar showcased his installation of a "Cup of Socrates" made of steel.

"This is the second time we are exhibiting at the India Art Fair. We are overwhelmed by the response of the people here," says Shakir Masood, exhibitor of the gallery.

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