“Colour provokes a psychic vibration. Colour hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body.”
— Wassily Kandinsky
Bharati Sagar’s upcoming art show is not your conventional art show, rather it’s a show in which the artist has embarked on a journey of exploration and experimentation. The sheer willingness to juxtapose the extraordinary with the creative medium makes this show, a cut above the rest. What is most striking when you look at the works is the medium of metal dust of lemon, yes you guessed it right, lime juice, a very organic way of representing art, something which hasn’t been seen before.
All the works in the show are derived from the ideals and ideas of the book Intelligent Mind by her husband SK Sagar’s book. It signifies how to understand the problems of the world from a human perspective, and not from the perspective any nation or religion, and eggs you on to adopt an integrated approach to resolve the problems, also from a human perspective. It is aimed at merging Eastern and Western philosophies together into a cohesive philosophy that is likely to find acceptance as a foundational principle, to bring order into our lives and to resolve conflicts in the world.
Bharati Sagar, a senior Bengaluru-based artist has had a life full of explorations. Her dad was in the armed forces, and consequently with steady transfers, thanks to her Army background, the artist has lived in various urban communities across India. She demonstrated a preference for drawing at a very young age, and was empowered in facilitating her enthusiasm for painting and drawing by her father, who obviously was an inventive and a flexible individual, dabbling in sketching, acting, writing and coordinating plays, which Bharati notes with utmost pride. Bharati’s latest series of works depict poignant forms with just two colours predominant, browns and orchres. She explains, “The whole art show has an organic concept, the theme is to spread awareness amongst the world, the troubles that are looming large, and will plague us in the unforeseeable future. I have always experimented with my work. I decided to use just lime juice and metal dust this time, to stretch my imagination.”
The art show has immense promise, more than just the organic medium used, but a message which will remain in the minds of art lovers for days to come. The showing is on at Gallery Time and Space from November 11 to 17....