For most artists, the mind works as an augmented imaginative idea, influenced by numerous elements that surround them, and the success of a show depends on the gallery’s reputation to attract buyers.
Five artists from Maharashtra will preview a group show titled ‘Trisha’ at Ujwal Art Gallery, Vagator, on September 28, 2023.
Bhargavi Kulkarni has been influenced by Lippan, Madhubani and Pichwai tribal art forms. An expert artisan, she is dedicated to promoting tribal art and crafts, with a startup, called Hatashilpi. Working with mirrors, rope and organic materials, her exploration seeks a deeper understanding of the intricacies of art.
She’s a young artist with exhibitions in International Art Expo Goa and Chitasathe in Bengaluru.
Ubed Daruwalla believes in the beauty of expressing his feelings and incorporating spirituality, and is another artist who draws inspiration from the Banjara tribals.
“Even as a child I was fascinated by these gypsies who came to our village selling herbs and artifacts. It always amazed me to see that there was no repetition of their colourful attire, and chunky silver jewellery in numerous intriguing designs.”
Ubed aims to convey a precise message, with apparent influences and nuances of style by Masters Amrita Sher Gil, MF Husain, Monet and Van Gogh, with elongated figures, intricate textures and detailing of jewellery and garments in 18 paintings in this show.
Ubed has exhibited in solo and group shows in Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Bhavnagar, and this is his second show in Goa.
Shivani Ambarge, from Sagli, states, “My art is a testament to the fusion of concrete and abstract where everyday scenarios take on a new dimension through bold colours and intricate textures. I draw energy from the beauty in ordinary moments, in people’s lives.”
Her canvas becomes a playground where reality and imagination converge in individualistic semi-abstract figures.
Suraj Sharma, a self-taught artist, is a design engineer by profession, and is partial to digital art. He approaches ‘quilling’, a craft, the origins of which are not recorded, but some say it began with the invention of paper in China in 105 AD, or in Egypt, where tombs have similar wire shapes. It was widely practiced in England, France and Italy in the 18th century.
Quill work could have bird feathers or quills coiled around strips of paper. It is used to decorate jewellery, shirts, boxes, pictures, greeting cards.
The designs and standalone individuality of Suraj’s works in creating this art with paper, dwell into the fictitious world, and weave stories in a combination of colours and designs.
Suraj says, “My mission is to show this captivating art form and to extend the art to a wider audience.” This is his first exhibition, and should draw a lot of appreciation.
Dr Teju Devkule participated in the International Art Expo Goa in 2022. She presents painting on glass, a traditional art form uniquely noted for its sheer brilliance, stunning clarity and rich colour, which she would enhance with natural or artificial light from the back (akin to stained glass). She has chosen her designs with contemplative attention.
Paintings at the exhibition are priced between ₹ 5,000 and ₹ 30,000.
The show will be on exhibit from September 28, 2023 to October 2, 2023 at Ujwal Art Gallery, Vagator. For more details, contact +91 88579 83972