Art resides in simple things, like a grain of sand, a vein of a leaf, a couple of dew drops, and the sun and the moon. The art exhibition at ICONART, called In Essence, is for all those who can recognize art in its minimal form. A preview of the paintings will be held on 11th July at 6:30pm, and the paintings are on display till 1st Aug, from 11:30am to 7pm everyday.
The exhibition features paintings, sculpture, etchings, reliefs and photographs. Minimal art is the answer for artists who want to shatter the illusions of geometric and organic matter in nature. The works of the artists show the bare essentials of line, form, color, light and texture. The exhibition is an effort to rediscover the simplest forms of art.
One of the artists participating in the exhibition is Anand Prabhudesai, who did his BFA (Sculpture) from Sir J J School of Art (Mumbai). Anand has done many solo shows at Jehangir Art Gallery (Mumbai), Y B Chavan Centre (Mumbai), the Red Stone Art Gallery (Colorado, USA) and other galleries. He has also won many awards to his credit, including the Bombay Art Society Award for the years 1994 and 2007, and the Maharashtra State Art Merit Award for the year 1994.
Nilesh Kinkale, another artist whose work is displayed at Minimal Art, did his MFA (Painting) from Sir J J School Of Art (Mumbai), and has participated in many exhibitions, including the Monsoon Art Show at Jehangir Art Gallery (Mumbai), and the Artists Circle Gallery show 'View From The Edge' at Nehru Centre (London).
Then there is Renu Iyer, who did her Masters of Fine Arts (Printmaking) from the Maharaja Sayaji Rao University of Baroda. She has been awarded the Honorary Certificate, Olympic Torch and a Gold Medal for participation and selection, at the Olympic Fine Arts 2008 Formal Exhibition and at the Permanent Olympic Museum Collection in Beijing.
Other artists whose works are on display are Meghanaad Ganpule, Nilesh Shilkar, Pavan Kumar, Ramakrishna, Suresh Kumar, Sridhar Rao Kulkarni and Sunil Chawdiker.
ICONART Gallery was conceived by Avani Rao, with the motto of enriching life through art. A writer, curator and art critic, she did her M Phil in Studies In Andhra Painting, and a Ph D in Contemporary Andhra Painting from the Osmania University, and has worked as art critic for Indian Express.
Please contact Avani Rao at 98499-68797 for further details.