Artistic manifestations

Artistic manifestations

Group show

Done in charcoal on white paper, ‘A glass ball and multiple reflections’, highlights varied intricate reflections on a glass ball kept on water.

The art work, which looks like a photograph at first glance, depicts even the minutest details, forcing you to take a closer look. “The reflection of the building behind falls on the glass ball as well as on the water. Further, the reflection of the glass ball too is mirrored on water,” says 25-year-old Salman Sheikh, whose works along with 11 other artists, is currently
displayed in the city as part of a group show titled ‘Mumbai to Delhi’.

Presented by Art Revolution Gallery, the show has been curated by Smruti Sirsat who says the artists were chosen for their “innovative” art styles.

“None of the works are conventional; every artist presents a different style. The show features collage, photography, charcoal work, figurative and even 3D assemblage work. The idea is to propagate cultural exchange, while also promoting upcoming artists from various states and giving them a chance to journey to the capital,” Mumbai-based Sirsat tells Metrolife, adding that most of the participating artists have never before showcased their work in the capital city.

So while artist Deepak

Vinod Prakash Gupta is passionate about collage work which is inspired by his experiences at sea, travel and life; artist Murali Raman creatively experiments with cityscapes and skyscapes in vivid colours; and elements of music find space on Vadodara-based Devanshi’s canvasses.

Explaining his works, Nitin Bali, who started exploring the field of photography as a 12-year-old, says his images are about every moments and people. Pointing at a monochromatic frame, he says, “This picture was clicked at a local market in Goa. It was during peak summers, and the temperature was nearly 40 degrees. I happened to spot this man who was perspiring, and to my astonishment he asked a vegetable vendor to hand him a lemon to quench his third — unlike the water or an aerated drink we perhaps would have opted for,” says the artist, who is also a 3D set designer.

The other participating artists include Sayajirao Nangare, Pulakesh Mandal, Manik Chandra Kandar, Gaurav Bose, Dipankar Roy and Preeta Rajendra.

The show is on display at the Lokayata Art Gallery, Hauz Khas Village, until
February 4.


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