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Forms of life

Forms of life
Resonance, meaning reverberation or echo actually talks about things that are present continuous. Menon's bronzes exemplify not just dancers or acrobats, but movement and dynamism at its best. There is a unity which integrates dance, dramatic action and artistic rendition. Her works easily become a part of any landscape or sometimes crafts a theatrical drama in the space it is kept.

Her works are allegorically replicating the theme like a long, philosophical poem. Through simplicity and true life staging, these bronzes will combine the most contemporary techniques with deep perception into psychological imagery.

Dimpy Menon, born 1963 at Ahmedabad is a graduate in fine arts from the College of Art Chennai in first class and learnt sculpting at the Central St. Martin’s in London. She has continued to work as a sculptor throughout her career refining her form and technique with consistent practice. Metal, that she likes to work in, seems to turn into lithe material as she moulds it to give form to her kinetic compositions that celebrate life. The stones that she searches and collects to chisel and refine before adding to her metal sculpture add a distinct look to her work.

Her installations depict flexibility and agility of human form in various dynamics and movements. Handling the entire laborious process of sculpting from a drawing to clay to bronze, working on her own, Menon creates installations, some that are small and can be hand held or displayed on table top and others in larger than life scale for outdoor and open spaces. Many of her work adorns public spaces in Chennai.

She has participated in some important workshops and is two times winner of Venkatappa Art Gallery and Museum Scholarship and State Lalit Kala award. She had a solo booth at the India Art Fair, 2014 with Gallery Art Positive. The artist is currently working on some large commissions besides preparing for a solo. She lives and works in Bangalore.

WHERE: Gallery Art Positive
WHEN: On till 31 October
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