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Celebrating masters and newbies

Celebrating  masters and newbies
The upcoming group art exhibition The Creativists, which starts from July 20 is about to enthrall the art lovers of the city as it will showcase a culmination of the works by veteran and contemporary artists. 

The aim is to showcase the quality works of masters as well as aspiring talent. The artistes participating in the event are Niren Sen Gupta, Kalicharan Gupta, Shobha Broota, Jagdish Chander, Jagadish dey, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Apte (sculpter) and Jiten Hazarika. Artist Shobha Broota’s work is soaked in a spiritual and meditative vision reverberating with rhythms in oscillating patterns. 

Her seemingly simple and minimal work invites the eye and blocks the perception to contemplate the form and its loosening unto the void. Hailed for its philosophical depth, the work commands concentration on one’s part to comprehend and appreciate it fully. Her creativity entails using various mediums including cloth, wool and iron mesh among others and the experimental quality of her work takes it beyond the plane of mere abstraction. She works on canvas, paper and board with equal energy to make balanced and tranquil compositions in variable textures and palette.

Where Broota holds her share of spirituality in her art works, artist Sanjay Bhattachaya had openly admitted that he had been influenced by the works of Rembrandt and Dali. 

In his style, one can see light and shade techniques at play, trying to create a surrealistic imagery. Sanjay’s main themes are about city life in general in which inanimate objects figure more prominently. 

Sanjay Bhattacharya has painted in oil, watercolour and acrylic and has done sketches too. 

Sanjay Bhattacharya, like most artists from Bengal is known more for watercolours and oil works. His initial paintings drew heavily on the style of Bikash Bhattacharya, but in later days Sanjay tried works in the style of other great artists of Bengal like Ganesh Pyne. In course of time Sanjay amalgamated various styles and developed on his own. With a display of urban life in a stylized manner, the works of Kalicharan Gupta’s imagery is complex and demands exploration.

This exploration is both visual as well as architectural. There is of course color with subtle, tonal and compositional variations, moving towards making an impressive statement. Gupta’s works engage you both in contrast and harmony. Painted in a semi abstract style, his works invite you to view and weigh the impact of his unique style.

WHEN : July 20- 25
WHERE : Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre Lodhi Road
TIMINGS : 11 am till 7 pm
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