Paying homage to France

India’s French Connection: Indian Artist in France, an exhibition conducted by DAG, at India Habitat Centre.

Indian artists have been drawn to Paris to study the masters, to mix with the modernists.India’s first acknowledged woman artist Amrita Sher Gill, who studied and practiced art at Paris before returning to home. S.H. Raza who become the first non European to win its prestigious award Prix de la critique.


Indian artists have been drawn to Paris to study the masters, to mix with the modernistV Nageshkar, Prodosh Das Gupta, Sailoz Mukherjee, Sailoz Mukherjea, Chintamoni Kar,Nirode Mazumdar, Jehangir Sabavala, K.K. Hebbar, Ram Kumar, Paritosh Sen, Laxman Pai, Akbar Padamsee, Rajendra Dhawan, Kanwal Krishna, Sakti Burman, Anjolie Ela Menon,Sunil Das, Nasreen Mohamedi, P. Khemraj, Zarina Hashmi, Jogen Choedhury, Himmat Shah, V. Viswanadhan, Prokash Karmakar, Nalini Malani.

To quote, Mr Kishore Singh “ Indian artists I have interviewed over the years hold those early memories of arriving in Paris and rushing to museums and galleries to view the work of the masters as their most precious introduction and lesson to the city and its artists. Paris had enjoyed a long association with art school and its lifestyle lent itself. Bohemianism associated with the arts. The air of freedom liberated artists from convention, allowing them a greater laxity, and a patronage that extended beyond observing propriety.”


Krishna Reddy who created the viscosity technique of print making at Paris’s Atelier.

Exhibition on view till 12th Feb 2018.

The Political Works of KG Subramanyan

Seeking a Poertry of the Real: The Political Works of KG Subramanyan is dedicated to the memories of an artist and pedagogue.

Art  Hertiage in collaboration with the Seagull Foundation for the Arts brings to Delhi audiences a powerful show that pays tribute to one of the modern India’s great artist.

The exhibition focuses primarily on Subramanyan’s work from late 70’s onwards, when the artist response to the political upheavals that begans to rock the nation becomes evident.

His works, like those of all great work of art, are characterized as distancing of the event.  In his case through the prism of irony wit and certain amount of lampooning that allowed the mundane and the archetypal levitate in a state of playfulness.

The show accumulates seminal works that cocoon the artist’s deep and abiding concern with the cracks and fissures that have unfortunately developed due to political misinterpretation of a great tolerant culture and civilisation such as india.

His works on display include The Bangladesh Terracottas, The City is not for Burning, The Tale of the Talking Face, Anatomy Lesson, and The War of the Relics among others.

Mysteries of Silence

Mysteries of silence an art exhibition by Jaspreet  Gujral at Shridhani, Triveni Kala Sangam.

His art is drenched with spirituality inner peace and mysticism.

The aesthetics of his works are based on uneven placement of elements and it can be related to nature which does not follow any set of rules.

Artist merged himself with his art; he cannot disconnect himself from his work.

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Feelings a duos art exhibition by artist Bijoy Kumar Basak  and Sujit Kumar Karan was held at Triveni Kala Sangam.

In Bijoy’s work, the surface is no less a component and he has a preference for paper as the ground.

He constructs his visual narrative through textures, fragile lines and subdued colours in mixed media. Bijoy lives and works in Kolkata.

The main subject of Sujit Kumar Karan’s work centres round the idea of fragmentation of life or detachment from Nature.Today’s life, being fast and competitive, is gradually going far away from normal life and nature.

Life has now become incomplete and monotonous. For Sujit, this incompleteness gives birth to ugliness. He feels it is the responsibility of the artist in him to find out aesthetic beauty which is a protest against ugliness

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The exhibition  Faces : The Portrait Studios in India and Georgia, photographs by Suresh Punjabi  and Shalva Alkhanaidze. The Georgian photography week in India is dedicated to the memory of late Ambassador of Georgia to India Mr. Levan Ni Jaradze .

The image by Suresh Punjabi are testimony to an era of hands on studio photography when physical materials combined with the photographer ingenuity to stage and capture not only real poignant human dramas.

His images depicts a slice of 1970s and 80s history from central india.

In Studio Suhug, Suresh had captures people from all walks of life.

All are depicted with the aid of a relatively fixed repertoire of backdrops, lights and accessories.

Shalva Alkhanaidze,  a self taught Georgian  photographer was discovered by pure accident in 2005. He only has his lens and modest lighting to create breathtaking  portraits of his contemporaries with only aim  to reflect their personality.

During 1960-1970 in his studio, he would shoot portraits gathered in a big series Passport Photo.

Shalva’s second big series On the Road of Tusheti is a collection of images shot in different villages in 1950 1975.

His images depict the everyday life of people of Tusheti.

The photography exhibition presented by Tbilisi photo festival.



Khushraang art show curated by Erum Khan, a group show participated by 24 artists.The main aim of the Khushraang is to bring visibility &credibility to the works of deserving talented artists.The Deputy CM of Delhi Mr Manish Sisodia visited the art exhibition and appreciated the artwork.

Karan’s work was very promising  as a young talented artist.His aesthetic division sense and usage of strong lines and elements got inspired by Ariel view of the earth as a experimental artist.

 Nirankar Chowdhury to explore the values of human being, animal & everything in their lives.

R K Pattnaik is a philosophical artist with motivation ideas. Hardev Singh work has a subtle sublime in his photography.Sushank Kumar shows a unique approach of man’s desire through his mix media.

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