Colour provokes a psychic vibration. Colour hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body. — Wassily Kandinsky
Riddle of colours, the group show at a star hotel which opens this week is an amalgamation of the renowned and emerging artists from different corners of the country. Curated by Shilpa of Krisaala Arts, the show aims to bridge the gap between the buyer and mainly young artists, who despite being supremely talented at a young age — their 20s, find it a little tough to find galleries as many collectors have reservations about the younger crop of artists. While the art show does boast of some senior artists from India, the likes of Lalu Prasad Shaw, Paritosh Sen, Ram Gopal Kumavat, Badri Narayan, it is the works of the younger artists that are highlighted, which indeed is a good move, considering the fact that its mainly veteran artists that hog the limelight most times.
The curator Shilpa reveals, “The show is very important for our younger artists as we feel that they have all the qualities to excel on the big stage, but despite the talent, they need the public to interact with their works. One of the artists, Suchit Saini specialises in a certain type of portraiture which is more about playing with different colours. We have one of the rare portraits of Deepika Padukone which he has created, keeping in mind her birthday is around the corner. We aim to touch the audiences’ hearts with this show”. Suchit Saini’s works do make an impact.
Registration, interpretation and chronicling are the modes by which Suchit Sahni interprets the city of Delhi as he understands it. Suchit considers himself as a stealer of city images. For him, an artist keeps plundering the vast treasure troves of images both hidden and apparent in a city’s body. True to his philosophy, Suchit moves around the city of Delhi (and also other cities that impart a ‘feel’ of an India in transition) and from his moving car, he captures images from those places which had made an impression on his mind during his growing years. Suchit’s representation of autos and local city flavour using bright colour depicts a busy and happening environment in an urban landscape.
Artist Bandana echoes, “In nature, five elements play a dominant role — fire, water, air, earth and sky. I believe that the human body is made from these five elements. My painting consist of birds, animals, plants, flowers and much more. When god created this world, he also made human beings the wisest species.” The art show with a myriad styles is an ideal way to spend a winter evening witnessing works of incredible prowess.
— The show is on at the Taj West End from November 18 to 27....