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Getting practical in the capital

Getting practical in the capital
With each artist making a canvas of their own expression, the exhibition Locus Solus: Rasa comprises a collection of paintings in different medium. Fromn oil on canvas, acrylics, collage and drawing on paper, installations, mixed media on paper and sculptures they are all there. ‘Each artist has a uniqaue expression and we have colloborated this inherent meaning into this exhibition,’ said curator Elizabeth Rogers.

The 12 participating artists — Akhil Arora, Carol Diver, Darrell Roberts, Los Vendaval, Louis Hudson, Manoj Kumar Mohanty, Mitali Shah, Montse Caraballo Caro, Ravi Kumar Chunchula, Santosh Kumar Pedagadi and Surajit Biswas — are a part of NIV Art Centre’s International Artist Residency 2012.

Akhil Arora’s mixed media works reveal his detachment with the modern society. Carol Diver’s works — Dis-inundated and Mirchihot — brings in colours and the visual effects of light.

‘My works till date has been about how light and its reflection has an effect on colour. I like to use ambiguity and tension to explore the visual possibilities of this combination,’ said Carol.

Darrell Roberts’ works using vivid acrylics on canvas — Happiness and I am in Love — catch the eye because of their brightness. ‘The finished painting is a physical manifestation, or residue, of the action. Although my paintings are seemingly abstract, they are rooted in my everyday experience,’ said Roberts.

LosVendaval’s installations — Celosia, Mirror home, City sky Line etc — explore spaces and cities with their surroundings. ‘We have explored spatial occupation through modular pieces using various basic elements to create infinite formal possibilities,’ he says. Go check this out.


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At: Lalit Kala Academy, Mandi  House
On till: 20 October
Timings: 11 am to 7 am
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