Art will set you free!

Art will set you free!
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Legendary English artist, Henry Moore had once said, “To be an artist is to believe in life.” The art exhibition underway at Iconart Gallery, ‘Drawing Experience’ holds testament to that very idea.

They endeavoured to create impressions of life as they view it and now their works, which are on display at Iconart Gallery, are a visual treat for art aficionados

Legendary English artist, Henry Moore had once said, “To be an artist is to believe in life.” The art exhibition underway at Iconart Gallery, ‘Drawing Experience’ holds testament to that very idea.

The exhibition, curated by Avani Rao Gandra, showcases 16 artists whose works explore an alternative linear form of life.

“My ‘Dark Matter’ means absence and presence of the self and the other. It’s an endeavor to analyse the psyche and its visible/invisible matters,” shares artist Abul Hisham.

“In one of my pieces, we can see the absence of the body on the prayer mat but the dark conceptions and instincts of the cluttered mind are visible in the form of mass concrete blocks.

The mat is facing towards a wall overlapped with Arabic texts which may ended in a form gives a feeling of nothingness,” he informs.

Says, Partha Dutta, “In my work I use figures that have a transcendental and universal quality. My works are visceral rather than intellectual and most importantly I invented workers role, assuming mandate of social agent, a participant in the process of self-definition by which Indian society and Indian citizen were constructing themselves in relation to their political and cultural realities.”

“I am doing my work in manual graphics process, because of this technical part help me to understand a different kind of medium, such as- process of carving, etching, engraving and those are very much similar with coal area, I explore various kind of medium to see my visual representation in many ways.

My subjectivity and choosing material involve me more to create something new in different atmosphere,” he says.

Speaking about her concept Palakshi Das shares, “I used mediums such as natural ink on natural colour dyed cloth, plastic rod and curtains.”

“My work ‘Through the window’, fulfills the concept by unveiling the curtain. Window has the character of arbitrator to stand between a known and unknown world and the curtain represents the dual state of mind. People may think what to open and why?

After many speculations they will come to the result. May be the result will satisfy them or may not be. The work will be complete, by the active participation of the viewers in the processes of veiling and unveiling the curtain,” he adds.

Gautam Pal says, “My work is a kind of survey, document oriented thing. Here the media and socio-political issues are the primary sources of my work. In other words I put my ideas framed in a middle class mind-set and juxtapose the composite picture on the canvas.

On canvas it is a mixture of fact of different situations, in various contexts, which tries to construct an invented situation, carrying contents from both reality and fantasy.”

Sonali Laha shares, “My work is dealt with memory and fantasy. I always want to manifest my strong feelings and experiences through my work. I try to hold my intimate memory in my works.

I am trying to fulfill my impossible dream or wish through my works. Most, of the time my images are approaching me rather than searching for it. It’s very much related to my experience from life. Another side it’s all about self.”

What: Drawing Experience
When: Until May 18 between 11.30am and 7pm
Where: Iconart Gallery, Banjara Hills
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