Colours of Patriotism
‘Spandan– The colours of India’, curated by Rajan Arora is a group art show by 8 eminent contemporary artists - Niren Sengupta, Niladri Paul, Alka Raghuvanshi, Sudip Roy, Nupur Kundu, Shridhar Iyer, Hem Raj and Manisha Gawade, which will present art works brushed in the spirit of patriotism.
The colorful abstract canvases presented by each artist narrate a special story. ‘Spandan’ means creativity and all the works are aesthetic in the selection of colour, there is a positive energy that underlines each work and has the ability to energise any space they are placed in.
“I feel that abstract art needs no introduction to “understand” for it is not difficult – all it needs is to be viewed with the heart, the mind will follow and make the connection effortlessly. Anyone who has come to the point of acquiring art for the sheer reason of its own sake comes with proclivity and inclination towards art and usually has refined aesthetics. And if it means getting art that is also good long-term investment, then it is a win-win for all,” says Rajan Arora, the curator who has brought the artists together.
The joyous colours that are the hallmark of Niren Sengupta’s perspective ensure a spiritual quest to his paintings that just seems simple on the first glance but are layered with profound meaning. Alka Raghuvanshi’s lifelong connection with classical dance bestows a rare fluidity to her work that sets it apart. Niladri Paul’s works are bright yet subtle and he is a rarity of sorts where he is in the throes of coming from a platform of figurative to the abstract.
Shridhar Iyer’s works are essentially a sum of his spiritual journey, very masculine and stark in their colour palette but completely of international quality in their approach. Nupur Kundu’s work is a remarkable balance of the tandava and the lasya or male and female energies that is almost primordial in its manifestation.
Manisha Gawade focuses on relationships and her work is an aesthetic blend of several types of techniques garnered over the years to trace her journey transcending time and space.
When: August 10-15
Where: Visual Arts Gallery,
India Habitat Centre
Timings: 11 am till 7 pm