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Cuts and folds

Cuts and folds
The artiste largely concentrated on the techniques like bronze casting which later became his forte.  But his greatest quality was that while he learned from others he transformed what he imbibed into his own expression.

This is evident from the way his portraits done in the realistic modern style radiate different moods like those of our traditional rasa theory of creative expression. Also his non-figurative works carry elements of our symbolic forms of neo-tantric art giving them two meanings; the one that is modernist and based on form and space and the other symbolic based on our link with nature and life.

The essential feature that characterises his art is the feeling of enlightenment that his forms, use of space, material and texture evokes like any modernist work. That is why his bronzes of Krishna, Buddha, Nayikas and tree Nymphs have a modern quality while not abandoning the spirit of our classical sculpture. 

On the other hand, when one looks at his portraits one realizes how he draws out different feelings from each subject according to the aspect of his or her character as he sees it, a very Indian practice.

His major strength is how he brought the inner energy of forms to the surface, which he then embellishes with reliefs in the Bengal tradition as in his Images into Image or more subtly with his masterly use of texture and patinas in his  minimal works of the Budding Joy series.

Here, he concentrates, like any modernist, on the mass and space he is working on and the life he gives it with texture and color on the surface. Indeed, his bronzes have received well deserved accolades.

When: On till December 4 Where: Trivani Kala Sangam Time: 11 am to 7 pm
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