Tuesday, November 27, 2012

‘Talking heads’ at Art Alive gallery

A group show, entitled ‘Talking heads’ at New-Delhi based Art Alive gallery features works by several significant artists including Akbar Padamsee, Anjolie Ela Menon, F.N Souza, Jogen Chowdhury, Krishen Khanna, Manu Parekh, and Paresh Maity. The latter says of his work: "During the every part of our life in very deep and rooted for me.

"The madness of color and line inspired me to create Air, Water,, Fire, Earth and the Sky. With these elements, I Breath, I imagine, I conceive, I create everything with coloring and lines. My journey into the world of art and creativity has led, not only to the discovery of the chiaroscuro of light and shade, the beauty and warmth of light of colors but also to an inner tranquility."

A renowned painter and muralist, Anjolie Ela Menon has had over 35 solo shows in India and abroad. She is a recipient of Padma Shri. Born in 1939, Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Manu Parekh received his Diploma in Drawing and Painting from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1962. The Government of India honored him with Padma Shri in 1992. 

Born in 1928, Mumbai, Akbar Padamsee completed his Diploma in Fine Arts from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1949 before moving on to the Stout State University, Wisconsin after receiving J.D. Rockefeller III Fellowship in 1965. He was awarded the Padama Bhushan from Government of India in 2010. FN Souza was not only a prolific painter but also a writer, poet and even philosopher.

Born in 1925, Lyallpur (now Faislabad, Pakistan), Krishen Khanna attended classes at the Mayo School of Art in Lahore before moving to India post-partition. In 1963, he received the Rockefeller Council Fellowship in New York. He was a recipient of Padma Shree, awarded in 1990.

Last but not the least, Jogen Chowdhury, referring to his oeuvre says, “During all these years, man and life, their complex co-existence, are the central concerns of my work. I am also sometime fascinated by Nature’s organic qualities, its design and rhythmic construction. People continue to be the dominating influence in my work. For the last few years, I have been deeply disturbed with the man’s brutality upon man.”
(Information courtesy: Art Alive gallery)

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