19 Mar 2007

Art Exhibitions - Bangalore

(By Nalini S Malaviya)

One of the exhibitions is about colors, while the other group show offers an eclectic variety.

Jenny Bhatt’s recent works titled ‘Breathing Color’ are abstract works that resonate with colors. According to the artist, “the current series of works continues to explore reality vis-à-vis perception and the urban, Indian, feminine identity in a rapidly changing globalised world… In the visual realm, color is chosen as a means to achieve this, and for the space that it occupies within science, philosophy, religion and spirituality.” Patches of color, where some have a peripheral marbling effect are intended to stir the viewer with its vibrational energy and rhythmic patterns.

Painting by Jenny Bhatt
The exhibition is on till March 26 between 11:00 am - 7:00 pm except Sundays at The Hatworks Boulevard, 32 Cunningham Road, Bangalore – 52.

In this other show ten artists from Karnataka come together to exhibit their recent works. Artists AM Prakash, Basavaraj Jane, BS Desai, Kishore Kumar, Madhu Desai, MC Chetti, Mohan Sitnur, MS Murthy, PS Kademani and VB Biradar, have put together about twenty paintings, which vary in their content and style. There are colorful abstracts, Buddha figures, imagery based on folklore, a few inspired from rural scenes and some with spiritual undertones. Although most of these artists are not very well known, it is a good effort since provides the local artists a platform, and helps in showcasing their works.

The exhibition is on till March 23 between 10:00 am - 7:00 pm at Lakshana Art Gallery, 29/2 Race Course Road, Near Aradhya Circle, Bangalore -1.

(Published in Financial Times, Bangalore)

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