God is in those paint details
Cityscapes, a solo show that displays oil paintings by Tina Chandroji was inaugurated by Gen VK Singh, Minister of State for External on 13 September at Visual Art Gallery. Curated Alka Pande, the show was presented by Mumbai Gallery Art Space and included 17 paintings which portrayed the diversity of Indian culture in the most unusual way. Minister of Culture Sripad Naik, Klera Singh, Niranjan Gupta, Alexandra Garcia and Magdalena Cruz also graced the occasion be their presence.
Chandroji’s, the Mumbai based artist; paintings are like an arranged symphony of flowers, fruits, vegetables and wines. These images are from our everyday life but what connects all these paintings is the presence of God in each work. Chandroji believes that God is omnipresent and a part of every aspect of our lives.
The 34-year-old Chandroji said, ‘I have always been inspired by our cultural upbringing. Whether one lives in metros, villages or anywhere in the universe, one is in constant touch with God. My paintings connect us to the greatest gods of Indian culture. From roadside hawkers to offices of multinational companies, we are all connected to God.
Pande said, ‘The figures - Jesus, Ram-Sita, and Buddha - occupy the central space within the frame of modern day décor. The coming together of religion and other mercantile goods draws the view closer to the multiplicity of Indian art.’