A group of four painters from Nagpur are exhibiting their recent works titled Unveiled, at Chitramayee - State Gallery Of Fine Arts, from 29th October to 5th November. There are about 25 paintings on display, by Abdul Gaffar Abdul Sattar, Ganesh Bobade, Ramdas Tadka, Subhash Babhulkar and Vikas Joshi.
Relationships form the core of Abdul Gaffar's paintings. The artist's small-town background still grips him, inspiring him to delineate the very ordinary lives of these men, women and children in his subconscious. Relationships are explored through subtle body language in idyllic landscapes of copius trees and flowering shrubs - mother and child, a young lover promising the moon to his bashful beloved, and two adolescents sharing a secret.
Ganesh Bobade's landscapes are inspired from age-old dwellings that have witnessed better times. Facades of houses with dilapidated balconies, faded, peeling walls repeatedly white-washed, and warm wooden doors are silent symbols of a lost glory which preoccupy Ganesh. This fascination for the past may be attributed to the artist's own childhood spent in the historic town of Deulgaon Raja, now scattered with ruins of the once glorious Maratha architecture.
Ramdas Tadka's paintings are set in contemporary times, the men and women being drawn from urban settings. The artist's long-standing fascination for craft traditions are revealed in the way he incorporates masks, wooden toys, village murals and embroidery, and in his weaving motifs into contemporaneous surroundings.
Human beings dominate the spaces of Subhash Babhulkar's works. Never isolated, they are almost always in the company of birds or beasts. The women in his works are symbolic of the female power - Shakti - and perform multiple roles of the beloved, wife, mother daughter and confidante with equal elan.
On the other hand, Vikas Joshi's painted world is more cerebral, layered with hidden meanings. The alluring women, the swaggering youth, the bird-seller, the street dogs and the domesticated goat share spaces with clowns, winged female creatures and a Chagallesque horse.
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