During last decade Indian art has been making a silent statement across the globe. Slowly and steadily it has grown without giving up its uniqueness and at the same time has struck cords at international level. Artists by and large are now expressing concerns and aspirations of the nation as a whole in their own styles and this is what the exhibition is all about.
Artist Bhajju Shyam born the Gond tribal village of Patangarh, in the forests of central India says, ‘I never set out to be an artist. My mother painted the walls of our home, as is our tradition, and she would ask me to help her paint the parts she couldn’t reach’. His best-known work, The London Jungle Book, is a visual travelogue of his 2002 visit to London, where he went to paint the interior of an up-market Indian restaurant.
Born in Nagpur, Padmakar Santape's work has been honoured through several solo shows including Taj Art Gallery and Designscape Gallery, Mumbai and at Bank of America, New Delhi. Rice paper overlaid over oil is one technique that he uses to particularly good effect and the depth and originality of his work has won him many admirers.
While HR Das is an artist who continues to explore his roots and the traditional way of Indian village life, Shyamal Mukherjee's work, presents the Bengal School's strong figurative tradition interpreted with a contemporary twist.
Sukhnandi Vyam and Venkat Shyam both hail from Madhya Pradesh. Both belong to the Pardhan Gond tribal community, which serves as the traditional keepers of their people’s cultural heritage and lineages. Their work collaboratively gives you a feel and understanding of the great Indian art journey.
Where: Hotel Galaxy, Sector 15, Gurgaon
When: On till 31st October