Art Perspective Presents Verve – A Group Show on Watercolours

New Delhi: To herald the monsoon season, Art Perspective brings forth colour-soaked watercolours by artists who excel in the medium and have been invited from across the country to participate in the show. The show is titled Verve and will be on view from July 12, 2012 till August 15, 2012 at Art Perspective, F 213/D, Lado Sarai, New Delhi – 30, Phone @ 01140564889, 11. a.m. to 7 p.m.

The artists in the show are Anjani Reddy, Anurag Mehta, Amit Kapoor, Biju Mathew, Jiaur Rahman, Jiban Barman, Prafull Sawant, Prabal Mallick, R.D. Roy, Ramesh Jhawar, Raktim Chatterjee, Rajesh Sawant, Sanjay Kamble, Sikander Singh, Sachin Naik, Vinod More, Vasudeo Kamath, Vikrant Shitole and Vinayak Deshmukh.

In Anjani Reddy’s works, the rural images of an Indian village come to life in fine detail. Her female forms are a reminder of the simplicity and beauty that we have lost, so mired are we in the complexities of everyday life. A similar spiritual approach can be found Vasudeo Kamath’s portrayal of India’s ancient heritage. He has recreated the magic of dohas, abhangs and Marathi poetry by saints like Kabir, Tulsidas, Narsimh Mehta, Jana Bai and others in his work and believes that watercolours are the best suited medium to bring out the naivety of those ancient times.

A strong statement about the current times has been made by Prabal Mallik in his watercolours that feature a series of three cows in different colours. Making a comment on the division of social structure of the world – the haves, the working class and the have nots, he has ably created the analogy between his animal forms and the world at large through his anatomically strong works. Inspired from his birthplace Nasik, Prafull Sawant has used the medium of watercolours to portray the ethereal ghats of the Godavari river and the landscapes of the temple town which he resides in. The female form resurfaces in Vinod More’s work portraying different emotions and moods of a woman as she reclines against a couch. The other artists in the show, too, have used the medium in the most evocative way bringing alive the magic of monsoon on their canvas.

Art Perspective is the newest gallery to open up in the bustling art street of Lado Sarai. Spread over an impressive 2,200 sq feet area, Art Perspective is owned and managed by the young entrepreneur Suruchi Saraf, who is herself a self-taught artist. The gallery had started its operations in June 2012 with an exciting show titled Ebony & Ivory, which featured black and white works in various mediums by renowned artists.

Says the 29-year-old Suruchi Saraf, a JMC graduate: “Lado Sarai has emerged as the new hub for art. When we thought of opening a new gallery, this was our first choice. The niche we hope to create for the gallery is by bringing forward art that is different fresh, affordable and which every viewer can relate to.”

As for the current show, the gallery wants to celebrate the rainy season with a watercolour show by artists who have brought alive the moods of a magical monsoon on their canvas.

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