Raja Ravi Varma passed on the legacy of oil on canvas to us in India and Ram Verma and Bhup Gulia take it further.
Daniell Conell, Ram Viranjan, Sumedha and Pramod use acrylic instead of oil, while retaining the canvas. The potrait, the figures and nature respectively challenge the dryness of the medium by the lyrical quality of their composition.
The Bengal School boycotted oil in favor of water color and natural pigment. Bheem Malhotra captures the free spirit of nature in his composition in the said medium.
Sanjay Kumar and Anjali Aggarwal mix two or more mediums for their compositions. If the former’s work is remarkable because of its force, boldness & simplicity together, Anjali’s use of acrylic and ink manage to soften the wild with amazing adeptness. Anand Shende uses simple oil pastels to bring about multitude of expressions on the face.
Devyani Krishna’s etchings and Anupam Sud’s prints have always made me wonder at graphic art and the metal and acid bite coming together. Rakesh Bani, Mahesh Prajapati, Rajan Fulari and Ishwar Dayal pursue individual styles that defy classification. They freely explore this endlessly flexible form.
The great tradition of India’s ancient sculpture is an inspiration and a challenge to today’s sculptor. Arun Pandit’s work in bronze conveys the present scenario. Srinivasan and Suresh Kumar look towards traditional sources for inspiration. Prakash Patidhar’s bird and M.S. Rawat’s ape come alive in the cold, solid bronze and wood.
Photography had been meted out step-motherly treatment so far, but it is fast emerging as the noveau visual art. Surinder Dhami captures the moonlit sky and Jatin Gandhi the play of light, proving their mettle and photogenic aptitude in black and white. On the contrary, Vinay Malik and Suraj Mukhi show chromatic brilliance and timely capture of the moment. Dinesh Gaur’s and Sanjay Sharma’s perception of the relationship between nature and machine is simply portrayed in the work on display in this exhibition. Pooja Iranna once more proves her talent here as lens person after establishing her credentials as an eminent painter. Arunkumar H.G., the famous sculptor’s experiment with digital photography on archival paper bring forth the trans-formative thoughts.
Art Scapes has taken the initiative, through exposition of art, to meet the shifting requirements of the professional and aesthetic world of creativity. The objectives and methods employed by them seems to be taking forth art in the right direction.
May the endeavor pay desirable dividends!