“Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy.”
— Albert Einstein
This group show at Race Course Road Bengaluru has all the elements of a blockbuster art showing. The artists who are a part of the show are handpicked from different parts of India, predominantly from Bengaluru. A visual and colourful treat, the art show marks Mayin Art’s foray into India. One artist whose name has been etched in Indian art folklore is Jamini Roy. His works commands high demand internationally and forms a significant part of any prominent art collection.
Jamini Roy has a uniqueness about him. At a time when he was trained under the British Renaissance style of painting, he turned towards Kalighat painting which eventually set him apart. His passion for Indian folk art and inspiration from the Kalighat paintings is what made him create incredible pieces of art.
Some of the unique Jamini Roy works on display are from his Kalighat series, with all the traits of his signature style; Enlarged eyes, decorated clothing and elegant postures. The art show also features other interesting artists from the city. Ramesh Terdal has carved out a name internationally with several shows abroad. His works are a combination of myriad textures, juxtaposed with contemporary figurines. Ganesh Doddamani is elegant in his depiction of vibrant colours. He combines colour-making techniques with the vernacular, in a bid to arrive at an idiom that is entirely contemporary.
Kanthraj is a spectacular water colour artist whose works have been selected for international biennales. He predominantly works on landscapes. Artist Sujata’s works are as intricate and delicately rendered. She has believed in supernatural energies, and the effects on mankind. Her depictions of little joys in our mundane life and our beliefs makes her work impressive. Hemangini Maharaul is a new-age artist who spent her childhood in Malawi and the latter part in India.
Inspired by the landscapes her works are ‘progressive’. Runa Biswas, Sujit and Soumya are all original in their own respective mediums.
Speaking about his experience of the art show, Avik Bandyopadhyay says “Bangalore is a melting pot of all cultures in India. Bangalore today defines the workplace and city of choice for an educated and modern outlook. And at Mayin Art, we are making it available and affordable with class and quality. A good piece of art on a wall in your house will show your fine taste, and it does not need much to appreciate something beautiful. We want to fill the walls of these highly appreciative citizens with a beautiful piece of creative output.’’
— The show begins on March 10 till March 11 at Martial Volvo Motors, Race Course Road....