Shrishti Art Gallery is presenting Artoons, an exhibition of cartoons based on the art world, by Harinder Singh, from 6th to 15th October. Harinder is a renowned cartoonist, and paints cartoons only on the art world, poking fun at how a layman views public/abstract art, installations and other art-related themes and words.
His art cartoons, or the artoons as Harinder calls them, are titled with funny one-liners, such as "It's very sweet of you to lay a pipeline for my oil paintings," associating Arab with oil. There is another - "Dad says he can see the visible in the invisible" - where a kid shows his mother an abstract painting that they cannot figure out, but in which his father sees a beautiful young woman.
Another says, "Now I know how he gets this effect," in which an artist, in order to get a scratched and scattered effect on the canvas, seesaws on it. There are many other humorous cartoons.
Harinder Singh has a degree in applied art from the Delhi College of Art. Greatly inspired by the late Mickey Patel, he took up this art. An ad-man who worked as a graphic designer for the Taj Group of Hotels, Thomson Press Living and Clarion McCann, he has done cartoons for Indian Express, Business Line and Sahara Times. He has represented India in the 8th Asian Cartoon Exhibition of October 2003, in Tokyo.
He has exhibited his cartoons in various solo exhibitions at Mumbai, New Delhi and Munich. Currently, he teaches communication design in the Pearl Academy of Fashion, the National Institute of Advertising and the IILM School of Design.
Please contact the art gallery at 2354-0023 for further details.