Showing posts with label Galerie Sara Arakkal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Galerie Sara Arakkal. Show all posts

21 Jun 2016

Art News: Art Scene India Recommends

Art Scene India Recommends: 

Here's a round up of art exhibitions and events for you to visit - most of these are in Bangalore. Do visit them and let me know your views. Which ones resonated with you? Drop me a line here. I look forward to hearing from you.


June 21, 2016, Today
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June 26, 2016, Sunday

Galerie Sara Arakkal presents Yusuf Arakkal's "FACES OF CREATIVITY", an exhibition of 135 Indian artists portrait with a Book launch.
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Gallery Sumukha marks its 20th year since 1996 and celebrates with the opening of 'An Inner Retrospective'
Solo by K. Laxma Goud, with curatorial inputs from Marta Jakimowicz

‘The Limited Edition’ is an exhibition which pays homage to the art of printmaking. The exhibition consists of prints produced during a two week long printmaking workshop organized within the gallery space. The workshop brought together important pedagogies of Indian printmaking. Artists from Santiniketan, Baroda, Kheragarh, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mysore were part of the atelier.



17 Oct 2014

Art News: An Eclectic Collection

The eleventh annual show at Galerie Sara Arakkal, Bangalore has some interesting works on display.

Adimoolam K.M Queen 21''x14'',  Ink on paper, 11th annual show, Galerie Sara Arakkal, Art Scene India
In Bangalore, the annual show by Galerie Sara Arakkal has attained a ritualistic flavour and is held sometime between August and September every year. It has become a meeting point of artists of all ages and from across the length and breadth of the country. In its eleventh edition this year, the exhibition once again brings together contemporary artists from Bangalore and elsewhere to showcase their works.

Some of the artists whose works are included in the show are Adimoolam K M, Anjoli Ela Menon, Azis T M, Bharathi Sagar, C F John, Gopinath S, Gurudas Shenoy, Jasu Rawal, Mridul Chandra, Md. Rizwan, Rekha Rao, Shanthamani M, Shirley Mathew, Seema Kohli, S G Vasudev, Venugopal V G and Yusuf Arakkal. This year Galerie Sara Arakkal has introduced four new artists Aishwaryan K, Lokesh B H, Nedunchelian and Thirumala Thirupathi.
Aishwaryan.K  Menasu, Gouache& Indian ink Elephant dung paper 2, 18''x18'' 2014 11th annual show, Galerie Sara Arakkal, Art Scene IndiaYusuf Arakkal Still life, oil on canvas, 18''x18'' 11th annual show, Galerie Sara Arakkal, Art Scene India
 Azis  Untitled Acrylic on canvas, 18''x18'' 2014 11th annual show, Galerie Sara Arakkal, Art Scene India
There are some very good works on show and the pricing is also on the affordable side. On the whole, this exhibition is interesting because it brings together such diverse artists together on a single platform, but the lack of a curatorial intervention is quite evident.

One feels that there is huge potential to turn it into a major forum in Southern India for showcasing some of the finest art from a select group of artists. And, one hopes that this is taken into account when planning for next year’s annual event.

 The show will continue daily at Galerie Sara Arakkal till 31st October 2014

Let me know if you visit the show. And, which works did you like?

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15 Jul 2010

Drawing essence of thought - The Power of Line

(By Nalini S Malaviya)
Noted artist Yusuf Arakkal presents an exhibition of drawings The Power of Line – a show curated by him that displays about 130 works. Reluctant to accept his role as a curator, Arakkal reveals that the show was conceptualized about a year ago, and although in the initial phases the plan was to include a few select artists, as time progressed the list grew from 50 artists to the present 75, who are now participating in it. The whole process was set in motion when he came across a few of his own drawings done many years ago. He then invited eminent and emerging artists from across the country to participate in this show dedicated exclusively to drawings.

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The exhibition endeavors to encapsulate the flow and evolution of drawing over time, regions and generations. “Most artists don’t like to work with a suggested theme; therefore the only brief that I gave them was in terms of size. They were free to give me any drawing from any phase of their career,” he explains.

A strong believer in the power of drawing as an independent medium, and superior to any form of visual art, Arakkal believes that it is the essence of thought, which is instantly translated through a line drawing. He feels, “A painting is an elaborate process, where the essentials get lost along the way and unwanted elements may creep in.”
Arakkal religiously practices the discipline of drawing every single day without fail even when he is traveling. He elaborates, “It took me some time to realize that the most important aspect of almost all visual applications is drawing. The basic structure of painting, sculpture, architecture, engineering and all that connected to visual expressions; is drawing.” He fondly recalls the days, when as a child he used to draw with pieces of charcoal behind the kitchen wall - most of those pictures were inevitably of cars! And, of the driver looming large over his territory!
Interestingly, an etching by Laxma Goud has been included to display the connect between graphics and drawing, as the artist is a well known graphic printmaker. The show is dedicated to FN Souza and KK Hebbar, both great artists of our times.
In his curatorial note Arakkal expresses, “While many of these creations are done as a guide to the final work, more often it is these drawings that in itself reincarnates as the final work of art. It is the power of those lines created in an inspirational moment which becomes the basis for the emergence of a great work in its final identity.” The results are there to see - the exhibition presents a wide spectrum of minimalist drawings, a few made with paint and brushes, and some even mixed media works. A few images here and there may strike a discordant note, but overall there is a cohesiveness that reiterates the curatorial intent.
(The exhibition continues at Galerie Sara Arakkal till July 31)

(Published in Bangalore Mirror)

23 Nov 2006

Art Buzz

There is a lot more happening in the art world this winter in Bangalore...

Recent paintings by Jyoti & Shantkumar Hattarki
Nov 24 to Dec 9, 2006 at Crimson art gallery at Hatworks Boulevard

Paintings by Reba Hore
Nov 27 to Dec 7, 2006 at Gallery Sumukha

Image courtesy Gallery Sumukha
Abstract Notions - photographs by Shibu Arakkal
Nov 25 to Dec 5, 2006 at Galerie Sara Arakkal

Image courtesy Galerie Sara Arakkal

Gallery Sumukha opened in Chennai on November 15 with a group show entitled “Take Two”. The gallery was inaugurated by Jogen Chowdhury, with Laxma Goud as Guest of Honour. The exhibition features 78 works combined in unexpected cross-generational groupings and thematic ensembles. The striking variety of works - paintings, sculptures, etchings - together propose a series of conversations among the works and accentuate important innovations in Indian Contemporary Art. The exhibition signifies Sumukha's efforts in removing regional borders in Indian Contemporary Art by showcasing pan-Indian artists.

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