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A concrete show of abstract works

A concrete show of abstract works
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Art lovers can head on to Delhi Art Gallery as it brings you the exhibition Indian Abstracts: An Absence of Form that charts the development of abstraction in modern Indian art. The show displays about 350 works by over 60 artists.

The exhibition features works of prominent and significant Indian abstractionists like - VS Gaitonde, SH Raza, Ram Kumar, Nasreen Mohammedi, Zarina Hashmi, Jeram Patel, Shanti Dave, Ganesh Haloi, Krishna Reddy, J Swaminathan and V Vishwanadhan.

The exhibition brings together work spanning a vast range of styles that have evolved in modern Indian art. Indian abstract artists drew on a range of influences in their work - Western abstract art, in particular the works of artists such as Klee, Rothko, Pollock or Calder, East-Asian influences, and significantly, a range of traditional, tribal, folk and tantric art – for their techniques, themes and approaches.

Additionally, it also brings together lesser-known abstract works of artists that are known for their fidelity to figurative or representative art – these feature artists such as MF Husain, Somnath Hore, Dharamnarayan Dasgupta, Benode Behari Mukherjee, Sunil Das and Rabin Mondal - their abstract works are a delight to behold and add significantly to our understanding of Indian modernism’s journey.

An over 400-page, substantial volume of art scholarship has accompany this significant exhibition, featuring colour plates of artworks and scholarship by leading art historians examining the journey of the abstract in Indian art.

When: On till 30 September
Where: Delhi Art Gallery, 11 Hauz Khas Village
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