Art Heritage’s July 2018 Group Show features the paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures of M F Husain, Jai Zharotia, G. Reghu, Gouri Vemula, Sunanda Khajuria, Arun Pandit, Cop Shiva and Rajesh Deb. Large canvasses by Jai Zharotia document his reinvention as a vivid colourist through a palette of bold, primary colours that explode our visual sensibilities. Sunanda uses painting techniques specific to China, subtly arranging portraits of women, layered with architecture, landscapes, mountains and symbolic objects, in what has evolved into her signature style. Vemula’s intricate colour and black and white drawings on a large scale invite viewers to immerse themselves in her detailed landscape where man and Nature are entwined in a mystical, bubolic lila. Tenderness and curiosity emerge from Arun Pandit’s mid-sized bronzes, while G. Reghu’s whimsical anthropomorphic figures embody a multi-layered atmosphere centered around his study and close involvement with the tribal arts from central India. Rajesh Deb’s mastery of the woodcut style can also be found applied to his box sculpture. Unique photographs on silver foil photo paper of cinema hoardings and graffiti on street walls by M F Husain captures India’s popular culture from 1980s Chennai, recognizing it as the authentic, intense visual culture that develops within a teeming, urban metropolis. Finally, Cop Shiva’s photographs provide a panoramic view of the manifestations of myth and ritual, as seen in an urban context along with a series of intimate portraits of urban migrants, people of alternative lifestyle and street performers who virtually live in the hinterland of urban and rural conflict.
9 Jul - 6 Aug 2018
Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture
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