Sunday 31 October 2021

Humans develop certain parts of their brain, often known as the Unique Identification System, to establish a conversation.

Basically, a form is the aesthetically aligned static version of the occurrence and recurrence of our visual sensibilities. The metaphors of emotions in these forms are actual derivations of Ashok Namdeo Hinge's visual interpretations. Ashok has experienced these emotions, and he strikes an impactful conversation through art that is symbolic in nature.


Ashok Hinge

Self-assessed visuals are the symbols of the realisation of space, boundaries of experiences, and the visuals our sight beholds. Humans develop certain parts of their brain, often known as the Unique Identification System, to establish a conversation. This developed system works to stimulate the micro visual sensibility in humans, which eventually results in developing the knowledge and understanding of art. In these stages of development, whenever the sensibilities find stability, they give birth to symbolism. The symbols or metaphors that create deep sensibilities are more impactful in nature.  The process of creating metaphors doesn't stress much on technical knowledge. It rather relies more on the results of that technique. Symbols invite audience's sensibility of shape and its experience. And in it lies their happiness and success.


Recent works by Ashok Hinge

A human transforms this sensibility into devotion. Ashok establishes this very fact through his visual interpretations. The happiness derived from seeing a visual is the symbol of one's visual psyche and symbolic psyche. Visual symbols and forms represent the emotions of visual thought or visual values. The one who realises this secret becomes a true visionary. And Ashok presents this secret through this exhibition.To see and experience such visuals is similar to one watching Satya+Nar+ion. This whole idea of seeing the reflection of self symbolically is what could be interpreted as Visual+Satya+Nar+Ion (To watch the reflection of one's soul as an ansh of the Lord)


PRATIKRUPAK a solo exhibition of recent work by Ashok Namdeo Hinge.

Venue:  Badlapur Art Gallery, 

Hendrepada, Badlapur - West, Thane (421503).

Date: from 1st November to 15th November 2021 (All days open for all art lovers to see)

Time: 11 am to 10 pm

Friday 29 October 2021

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” — Thomas Merton

Shreela Gokarn (b.1966). 

After nearly twenty satisfying years in the industry as an Interior Designer, I decided to focus my attention on my desire to paint - My passion, My love. I trained in my formative years under my mother, Premi Ullal, who is a product of J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, India. Portraiture is her forte. I learnt all the nuances of making portraits in oil, water colour and charcoal. A self taught artist in the Mixed Media Abstract Art medium as well as Digital art, experimentation and innovation have been vital components to creating art that speaks of my experiences. I feel my digital art can't be slotted into a category. I spent my initial years in an industry, where change is a constant feature in your work. If you want to be noticed, you have to be innovative and constantly thinking out of the box. This has influenced my work greatly.

I have also been drawn to mixed media which I enjoy immensely. "Letting go" is a great way to express oneself, by letting the brushes to speak for you, to explore and express feelings through colours. A culmination of my reality, I like to think of my art as the marriage of my understanding of the world and my imagination – the real and the unreal. The combination of mood and depth fused with concepts of space, theology and continuity provoke my imagination to chronicle, through layers of texture and color, my reality. This body of 10 works is part of a collection of Digital Abstract works called Prakruti

Digital Art by Shreela Gokarn

Shreela Gokarn pursues her heart felt desire to raise awareness about the repercussions of our actions on our environment. Through her paintings, she showcases the detrimental consequences of rapidly growing urbanization, water crisis, disappearing jungles and similar aspects leading to the deterioration of our planet Earth, while she highlights the goodness and healing touch of nature. She wishes to rouse people through her art. 

Digital Art by Shreela Gokarn

She quotes:"stretching his hand to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet"- Jeremy Bentham. The artist has divided her work into three parts: The first collection of 7 artworks represents the thought that, “We are part of the earth and it is part of us”. The second section, a selection of 10 artworks dwells on the present status of our environment, "When Life's Green gives away". However, the artist is an optimist at heart and would like to believe that we can restore the environment quite successfully. This is depicted by 7 artworks in the last section, "Mother Nature is generous, as she never gives up, if only we give her a chance".... Since starting my expedition with digital art in 2015, I have been a part of both group and solo exhibitions. I recently have been recognized for my work and was represented by Art nou Millenni at the Art Baho Festival 2019 Barcelona, Spain, under the category "unique art works". I hope my art does start a visual conversation between us!



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Wednesday 27 October 2021

The Shape of Home Tanmoy Samanta solo show at TARQ.

 About the Exhibition: 

The team at TARQ is delighted to announce Tanmoy Samanta’s third solo show at the gallery, The Shape of Home. The collages and watercolour paintings in this show explore Samanta’s practice of elevating the miniature to the epic through his artistic language of solitude and reflection. The artworks in this exhibition showcase Samanta’s exploration of the material and imaginative aspects of our domestic spaces at a time when we are confined within those very spaces. Created during the ongoing pandemic, these artworks are evocative of the memories and stories that these domestic spaces hold. Also present in this show is the artist’s leitmotif of birds. Samanta often uses birds as a vehicle to examine certain dualities like the macabre and the fantastic, moment and eternity.

Artist:Tanmoy Samanta

and presence and absence. Using his preferred medium of rice paper on paper board, Samanta has succeeded in creating works that are quietly poetic. As described by Samanta, “These works are about memory and the idea of home; about longing, belonging and unbelonging. They are about the presence and absence; evocation and poignancy. The stencil like images on the cut-out surfaces are an act of assemblage of memory of different times - some subdued and others stark. They are in the shapes of objects at home—some carefully preserved, forgotten or discarded, heirlooms, layered with tactile experiences and mind-travel to the constellations.” This exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring an essay by Ranjit Hoskote. 

Recent work by Tanmoy Samanta

About the Artist Tanmoy Samanta began his artistic journey atthe Kala Bhavan in Santiniketan,West Bengal, before training at the Kanoria Arts Centre, Ahmedabad. His career has seen a number of solo exhibitions including three with the New Delhi based Gallery Espace and one at Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata. Samanta’s show at TARQ in 2014, titled The Shadow Trapper’s Almanac, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, marked his first solo exhibition in Mumbai. The Shape of Home will be his third solo show at TARQ. Over the years, Samanta has been a part of group shows across India and abroad. Recently, he was part of a group exhibition, Known Unknown, organized by the Raza Foundation, in collaboration with Vadhera Art Gallery, 2020. Besides participating in numerous art fairs such as Art Dubai, Dhaka Art Summit, Art Chennai and India Art Fair, his works have been a part of several prestigious public art projects such as the installation at the Hyatt Regency, Delhi (2016), a site specific collaborative project at IIM Ahmedabad (2016), T-2 Liminus, Mumbai International Airport (2013) and BeeHive at the Hyatt Regency, Chennai (2011) – both curated by Rajiv Sethi. In 2002, Samanta's artistic practice was recognized and celebrated with an award from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, USA. He lives and works between New Delhi and Santiniketan

The Shape of Home Tanmoy Samanta 

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