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The Wandering art

The Wandering art
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Various artists from all across the Indian subcontinent came together to showcase their works in Delhi and brought in forgotten flavours of South Asia.

The show, curated by Batasha Mathur and Kiran Chaudhary at Experimental Art Gallery, was inaugurated with a special preview for the capital’s glitterati on Saturday. The main attraction of the show were the scintillating art works from India, Bhutan and Pakistan. About 20 artists contributed, including  K Ravi, Arun Pandit, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Karma, Imrana Tanveer, Vijay Kalyan, Gopi Gajwani, Mashkoor Raza, K Balamurli, to name a few. Works of Indian painter Vaikuntam and Pakistani artist Salman Farooqi were admired the most by the visitors, who were equally chramed by the scenic portraits by the former and the anguished women by the latter.

Farooqi’s work has been intensely inspired by a genre dealing with an intimate perception of landscapes and cityscapes. He has held many group and solo shows in different cities of Pakistan and the Middle East. In some of his works, we found images of dark interiors with old-style table, chairs and ornately carved head board set against bright sunlight coming in through open windows.  Juxtaposed with this were the various feminine expressions that invoked corresponding dark moods.

Vaikuntam’s paintings capture simple lifestyle of villagers, the paddy fields, toddy pots on shoulders of men, the household chores, temple rituals depicting rural life of the country. Colour palette for some paintings were bold shades of red, blue, black whereas some had pastel shades of yellow, blue, saffron and more.
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