What is common to shadows, clothes, Picasso, jaffery and the moon? Nothing, of course. The five kids here have completely different styles.
Chitramayee Art Gallery is organizing a group exhibition, Drishti, by students of Shantiniketan, from 31st October to 4th November. The artists participating in the exhibition are Sweta Chandra, V Divya Ramu, Shravan Kumar, K G Prasad and Pradipto Debnath.
Sweta, Divya, Prasad and Pradipto are final year students from Shantiniketan, while Shravan is a 2nd year BFA student. The exhibition is being named Drishti because the artists are presenting their view and preception on objects around them.
Now for a little more about their work: Sweta's work revolves around the mystic presence of shadows. She captures the spirit of the fact that nothing in this world is stationary and that everything changes with time. She has used chairs which she has made with scrape and then studied their shadows by varying the light, direction etc. She has used a mixed medium of colors on canvas.
Divya is working on textile design. Her work is related to water and its forms. She tries to capture the beauty and delicacy of water, and conceptualize it into abstract form through weaving, dyeing and kalamkari.
Prasad tries to capture the different phases of the moon. He relates the moon's phases to the phases we go through in life. He has worked with litho and aqua graphics medium. He also uses cement slabs to print his work.
Shravan believes in the words of Pablo Picasso, that "Paintings are the speech of death." He is presenting the painting that he has made for his study, which tries to capture the spirit of the forms of the objects that he is working with. He has worked with dry pastels and watercolors on paper.
Pradipto works with jaffery. Jaffery is a concrete mesh used in buildings. According to him, "Jaffery is the raised brick design for architecture, but when it comes to my visuals, jaffery means much more than an architectural motif. Sometimes it appears as an obstruction to the outer world and sometimes as a refreshing screen among the self and the bitter reality." He has worked on the images which appear and disappear through the jaffery. He has digital and flex prints on display, at this exhibition.
Please contact the venue at 2311-3308 for further details.