Wednesday 19 August 2015

Creative Drawings, cartoons, new media,Video art are hunting for alternative art by Endoscopy of Mumbai Artists- Tathi Premchand

Always thought of Art, ever thought of artist? Yes, I have been nagged by this question since a few months and take a serious note of it. Truly, artists reflect society in their creation. But what provokes them to involve themselves in this social act? What inspires them? Some reflect beauty, some grave facts and some mundane activities; but a common thread that binds them is the Power of Representation. This inspiration and power is their sheer inner instinct. One may learn the skill with external guidance and practice, but creativity cannot be taught. 
Tathi Premchand- Artist Curator

I am instigated to find out exactly what stirs the creativity in artist. One of my like-minded friend and artist like me, Rajendra Patil, also revealed the same drive to explore the core of artists. So he readily decided to be the mentor and co-ordinator of the show and examine the psyche of artists. Together we named this show as ‘Endoscopy’. Just as in endoscopy, the hollow body organ is examined, so do we intend to study the thoughts and views of artists. We have been in this field and practising painting since decades and our experience and maturity in this field have helped us spot some of the genuine artistic brains and provide them common platform to showcase their work.  

I am always enthusiastic and eager to work with young generation, as I finds them inclined towards using novel techniques and new media to enhance their work. They strive to be different and original. 
Pratik P Bakshi

This is not the first time that I am coupling with younger spirit, I had curated the first show in 2005. Back then, artist from various states were involved. But, as I mentioned above, ‘Endoscopy’ is a special show, highlighting the artist basically living and working in Mumbai city. These artists bring into limelight the life, space and pace of the ever changing and fast pacing world. Their perspective is novel and an intricate weave of estimable and speculative notions. We find new media skilfully used to present their ideas. 

I think it is not enough just to admire the art works of these artist, it is the time to admire and cheer the will, anxiety and placidity of these artists. Their allegiance with the art is admirable and deserves gratulatory address.   
Come to celebrate and admire the unfeigned gratitude expressed by Mumbai’s artist in their art, on August 22, 2015, at Art Gate, Mumbai. 

Tathi Premchand,
Artist Curator. 

showcasing Artists

Join me and enjoy this cultural shower by the Mumbai artist

With the natural showers on, all the galleries are enthralled with enthusiasm and are set to arrange Monsoon shows. Art Gate a recently opened gallery atChurchgate, Mumbai, too plans to arrange a monsoon show with the artist students from J.J.School of Art, Raheja Art College, Rachana School of Art and Amity University.  My self, Rajendra Patil has assumed the responsibility of being the mentor and co-ordinator of this show called ‘Endoscopy’. 

Show ‘Endoscopy’ has resulted from the very modest thought of arranging a show by assembling artists who are still in the formative stages and pursuing their degree in Art, i.e. the students of Art.  I belong to same field and has been pursuing career as an art educator and also following my passion for creation through my art works, since more than three decades. Being close to the zeal and enthusiasm of new generation I believe they have substantial potentiality. I also observe new media has entered the field and young artists make deliberate and profound use of it in their creations. The after-effects are not only noticeable but mind blowing too. 

I am happy with the intervention of technology, but also feel the need that as an artist and responsible representativeof the society, every artist must try to be rooted the  culture and tradition of his/her own country along with being global citizen and treading the path of modernization. Therefore I have selected a few artist who are modern in their approach and yet dedicated to their native art, culture and tradition. I have tried to observe and study the cultural furore that deeply courses in them. The result is seen in their creations. The show involves artists residing and working in Mumbai. The city, where there is diversity in people, tradition, culture and strata and all these elements enhance the beauty of Mumbai. It is necessary that we should nurture this deeply rooted culture and tradition to maintain our uniqueness in the world. Established artist have tried their hands at keeping it alive but novel perspectives of budding artists have to be considered and admired by giving a common platform to these tech-prone young artists. These artists will present their uncommon perspective. They have a curatorial approach.

Recent work by Salik Ansari

Every ritual has a scientific reason, right from praying elements of nature to the man- made rituals. To prove it, let us consider the simple yet compulsory ritual of applying vermilion by married Hindu woman on forehead and hair parting on head, what does it signify? The so-called modern thinkers laugh at it and consider it only as a part of make up by married woman, to look attractive and signify that they are married. But studies have proved vermilion as beneficial from scientific angle. It seems  that original vermilion contains mercury, the only metal in liquid form. It keeps the mind cool and the position where it is filled on head has the most sensitive part of mind underneath, and it has to be kept calm and composed from health point of view. So this mercury acts as healer. Then why only married ladies use it? The reason is apt, that, a girl is a carefree soul before marriage but as the wedding bell rings she becomes a responsible lady with lot of burdens and tensions. She has to keep herself cool to be a good home maker and so this ritual. Likewise, if we consider worshipping animals like snake, bullocks, and cows and so on, we know that these animals are life givers, many are friends of farmers. As ours is an agricultural country, it is obvious that reverence is paid to friend-animals. Even the inanimate things like account books, farming tools, gadgets are worshipped because they are important parts of profession. Family relations are given special importance and celebrated as special days. Apart from the national festivals, there are days in a year when great men like freedom fighter, saints and philosophers are remembered and their birth and death anniversary is celebrated. All these unique things need to be highlighted in art. 

Frankly, no book or syllabus teaches you to do this. This is absolutely a non-academic matter. Artists are never taught to think about it. But it is completely a subjective passion. I expected and haunted for exactly this sensibility in the students. I wanted their passion for art should excel beyond ready made knowledge provided by guides and educators. They should be sensitive to the vast treasure of art that is found among the folklore and make an attempt to give it a beautiful image; present the culture imbibed in folk art; bring into limelight the importance of various celebration.
In my search for cultural beacon lights, I spotted some of the most sensitive artist students who nurture interest in projecting cultural sensibility and hopefully the curators of traditional treasure.

Join me and enjoy this cultural shower by the Mumbai artist and get drenched in it on 22nd August 2015, at Art Gate Gallery, Churchgate, Mumbai. 

By Pankaja JK- Art Blogazine


Everyday technical appliances connected to the production of images are departure point and subject of my investigation. I am interested in the alienation of familiar spaces which can be achieved by the juxtaposition of appearance of reality on itself.  The point where the appearance starts manipulating the reality and creates a dialogue of exchange between them interests me.

I explore the aesthetic functionality of objects (screen, projection) and contemplate on the way they can be perceived differently. The works can be seen as self-referential. It also makes way for interpretation beyond the rational into surreal and poetic realms.


I am Vinit Lawande,
I have completed my art college from Rachana Sansad  Fine Art. Mumbai.
I am sharing my ideas and artwork for viewing first time in a gallery in the city
Through the border between the artist and the audience, I desire to depict the world both in visual and spiritual sense.In my belief, art is what drew me nearer to the world, yet helped me see it from a different perspective.
I seek to create works that express the genuine self, the world, and its spiritual presence. Through these ideas,I continuously develop a symphony between colors, shapes, portions, ground and mediums. However,the physical elements are not the only relationships which have been bonded through this progress. The work itself and I, the space and energy and never-ending cycle of questions from the mind continues to build the art that I have built until now.
The “process” becomes the significant feature of the a formal work. It does not start ideal, but with the act of making the picture itself. 

The process seeks to disrupt around and intention for the work and chance becomes important feature .The spontaneous, unrehearsed gesture supplants the self-conscious and rehearsed.

Wheels of Possession.

Wheels of possession a procedural session in material substances and symbols of visual communication exercised in objects. It defines systematic planning and organization of literal matter into specified objects, references of situations occurred in past and present,current & creative connections of symbols objects and mixed media for expressing feeling and nature of events in minimal visual appearance.  
The ability to express, create and exercise structure and object to co relate memoric events stored 
in devices and storages. A mechanical and physical approach with minimal appearance cultivated in administrative material and reflections born from judicial order in aesthetic stimulus to communicate social
intelligence in reality. Gesture to judgement and acceptance of optical and mental awareness, speech and retaliation to judgement are collaborated in time. Feeling and stillness are constructed in space and 
relation of the self is mysterious if let ignored


She has recently done her P. G. Diploma in Painting from Faculty of Fine Art, M.S.U. Baroda, in 2014 and Diploma in Drawing and Painting from L.S. Raheja School of Arts, Bandra in 2006. She has also completed certificate course in Aesthetics from Kalina Unversity in 2011 and Dip. A. Ed. From J.J. School of Art in 2008.Mainly interested in drawing, her urge is to make drawings, finding the clandestine beauty in space or void as well. 

She is interested in subverting mundane spaces and adding a new perception to them. She intends to look at spaces as mental states and prefers to make use of existing materials or situations rather than bringing new material into the place.Teja attended an artist residency at the Darling Foundry, Montreal from September to November,2014. She was recently awarded the 'Nasreen Mohamedi' award in the MVA Display, M.S.U.Baroda, 2014. Teja has also participated at 'Khoj Peers Share' ‘Activating Space’ program, at Khoj,Delhi, 2014 and 2015. Currently working as a visiting lecturer at L.S.Raheja School of Art(Fine Art), Bandra and had also worked at Rachana\ Sansad School of Art and Craft, Mumbai as an assistant lecturer for 18 months. Teja lives and
works in Mumbai.



 Endoscopy of Mumbai Artists at Art Gate Gallery

Exhibition details: 22nd to 28th August 2015-11am to 7 pm

Art Gate Gallery- 1st Floor (above Satyam Collection)
 Chheda Sadan 115, J Tata Road Churchgate Mumbai, India 


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