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Colours of Bengal

Colours of Bengal
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A group exhibition titled Tryst with colour III at  Nirvana Art Gallery is showcasing some of the finest Indian contemporary artists of today. The current generation of artists believe that art is reading of life’s reality, an interpretation of desires, an expression of values with reference to culture and ideas.

This group is driven by the very colours they breathe, feel and touch. The craving for colour is a natural necessity for them, just as for water or air. Curated by Manjula Singh and Tina McGonagill Singh, the essence of Bengal evokes colour in each art work, showcased in the show.

Artists Arya C Chowdhury, who is known for his sensitive style and his art work ‘Bengali Women’. His figures are shown with their backs to the viewer to draw them into their world of prateeksha (waiting for his beloved). Artist Ashis Mondal’s work often showcases his protagonists in a dreamscape, hinting at the concept of meditation.

Artist Gautam Dey’s work range from mundane subjects like the streets of Kolkata, through political satires told through the images of birds, bees and butterflies.

While Jiban Biswas’s themes are often politically charged, yet playful. He uses his canvas to juxtapose the idea of peace with undertones of turmoil. He also uses quirky mythological subjects to showcase his ideology.

When: Till 30 November, 11 am onwards
Where: Open Palm Court, IHC
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