Gestures to create art

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | HARISH KUMAR SEJEKAN
Published Feb 2, 2019, 12:10 am IST
Updated Feb 2, 2019, 12:10 am IST
Two shows have had the spotlight on them in the city, with two artistes giving their creative best to art lovers...
A painting on display
 A painting on display

“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”
— Neil Gaiman

Shombit Sengupta is not just your quintessential artist. He is a work of art himself. Shombit’s oeuvre combined by the way he carries himself is a man possessed by art. From his paintings to his use of vibrant colours to the way he speaks, everything depicts a colourful persona. Starting off from Kolkata after finishing his bachelors from the most famous visual arts college back then, Shombit has seen it all. After landing in Paris with a meagre sum of money, the artiste stayed true to his dreams, and he has achieved greatness in every walk of life. He has carved a name for himself in the field of brand consulting.

 

Speaking of his art oeuvre, Shombit’s art can be termed as Gesturism art. Being in France for the most part of his life, he has imbibed the creative discipline of art there and realised that it was of paramount importance for an artist to have his own visual language, an ideological anchor. In an age where digital art is dominating the art world, Sen opposes to consider it as part of fine art. At first look, Sen’s Guesturism works look abstract but eventually they conceal images.

Of his inspiration, he says, “I have found an emotional connect between the woman and different creatures living in wild abandon in our environment. It’s a link that is totally natural, a romantic liaison which is secretive and pure and stews irreverent dynamism.” Shombit’s art car has been drawing immense attention on Lavelle Road, and he has left a long lasting mark in the art scene of Bengaluru.

–The show is being held at the Gallery Time & Space till February 16

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