3 Feb 2007

The big draw - a group show

(By Nalini S Malaviya)

An exhibition of mostly black and white works by a group of more than thirty artists is going on in the city. Artists such as KG Subramanyan, KM Adimoolam, Yusuf Arakkal, TM Azis, Suhas Roy, Jatin Das, Gogi Saroj Pal, Suhas Roy and SG Vasudev are some of them participating in the show. According to gallery owner, Naozar Daruwalla the collection attempts to show how differently each artist presents his individual style through line drawings, black and white photographs, paper pulp and so on.

KG Subramanyan works are evocative, while Suhas Roy’s portrait of a woman is soft and delicate. Gopal Adivrekar’s abstract is striking, while Adimoolam’s woman with child is stern and statuesque. Yusuf Arakkal has created a set of portraits of a man in sepia tones, and Gogi Saroj Pal’s drawing is a picture of femininity - a woman with flowers in her hair. Jasu Rawal presents an abstracted landscape in his signature style, and Rameshwar Singh intersperses the images with calligraphic text and symbols. V Solanki’s drawing is a subtle rendering of a couple in traditional attire, Dattatraya Apte’s work in paper pulp is heavily textured and understated, Vijay Bagodi’s set of images is narrative and Pramod Ganapatye’s figure of a woman has an earthy appeal.

painitng by Gopal Adivrekar
From portraits to abstracts, the black and white collection deserves special mention for presenting an excellent and diverse set of works from upcoming as well as senior artists of note. There are more than 60 works priced between Rs 6,000 to Rs 4.5 lakhs.

The exhibition is on till February 3 at The Hatworks Boulevard, 32, Cunningham Road, Bangalore 560 052.

(Published in Financial Times, Bangalore)

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