Thursday 28 April 2022

THE WHITE RAINBOW JOURNEY- Recent Work’s by Sudip Roy - Aakriti Art Gallery at India Art Fair, New Delhi

Aakriti Art Gallery at India Art Fair, New Delhi

Booth A 11

28th April  to 1st May, 2022

NSIC Grounds, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi


Recent Work’s by Sudip Roy

Sudip Roy

In Sudip Roy’s paintings, the shapes and figures move very much against a large space like a landscape. It is in the handling of the paint itself that we may discover such joyousness.  Here the figures travel like travelers in a romantic landscape, surveying the prospect, or else like exploring and commentating. In the present series, paintings done on aluminum, with spray paint and acrylic, canvases with stainless steel embossed in the middle; the painted space seems more often that of an interior, often shimmering with light, the harmony he creates of tensions, ambiguities, volume, light, elusive moments.  These paintings mark as a language refer primarily to the tradition of gestural painting, unlike his previous watercolours done early in his career.  For all the act of paint handling, constructed over a period of attention to divulge their secrets to us as a viewer, the imagery stares at us, demanding that we make a will of it.  Our eye is denied the pleasure of voyaging to clearly defined vanishing point; we are continually pulled back to the surface as the illusionism is contested by application of paint and becomes an utter silence of the untranslated stars.  It is the employ of paint in all his paintings that are vital; or is with their variety and repertoire, ranging from the stillness to the exuberant or joyous, that give a pulsing life to the canvasses- the strength and fascination of the imagery.

Sudip Roy    11.14 AM      Paint on Aluminium     22 x 22 in     2021 - Copy

The formidable presence of Aakriti Art Gallery under the guidance of Vikram Bachhawat in the 13th edition of Indian Art Fair as it has done in the past editions perpetuates its commitment to serious and meaningful endeavours. Considering what the gallery has offered in the past quite elucidates the fact derived from its exhibition histories that the policy has always remained a respect for senior and established talent and discernment of new promise through thoughtfully curated exhibitions.  We already know that it has also taken enormous care through exhibitions like ‘Gen Next’ to put Indian Art in a coherent and balanced manner. Though its emphasis has largely been on Indian art, in particular, it has also showcased meaningful works from abroad at regular intervals.

The gallery’s booth this year showcases works done by Sudip Roy who has contributed to the making of our contemporary art. The work presented here showcases a wonderful process and spirit that provoke a dialogue that will not question our own notion of culture but will also affect us how we imagine ourselves today in present times. The assembly is striking here, what Sudip Roy achieves is a respectful satisfying mélange- he depicts them with extreme sensitivity and candour, each  possesses a sprightly distinctive approach and ensures the meaningful representations of contemporary developments. In these paintings, and sculptures; markers and ground have become synonymous, such is the confidence in his act and vision as the imagery is fought for by the surface and the apparent depth. Sudip sees his work as embodiments of the sublime, of truth. Sudip has always been careful of elegance. He would see his as a search, or a struggle, for truth.  There is immanence, a presence to them that can seem both threatening and suggestive of possible enlightenment.

Sudip Roy    Steel    55 x 45 x 20 in    2021 

The strength and fascination of the imagery here may draw our attention away from the background or field against which they stand, but often it is the background, with their manifold inflections and nuances of paint handling which carry most of the meaning of the painting. In his sculptures, the buoyant shape is not made distinctly that shows any definitive form, the edges outlined and the shadows indicated of that of a wave- that links up with investing around in the sculpture with what is illusory or what is real, the actual shape and form. The three dimensional shapes allude to a dimensional representation which sheer poetry.  He scrambles his various sources to form the lexicon of a common visual language for us. The visual apologue he creates is always focused and profound, matrices embodied by the audience As we stand before his work, the painted steel structure invites us to take pleasure in the exuberant and energetic fresh rendition, but as we move to the side the illusion crumbles into its compartments and turned into objects of visual pleasure.

Aakriti Art Gallery(A Unit of  Chisel Crafts Pvt.Ltd)

Orbit Enclave, 1st Floor 12/3A, Hungerford Street, Kolkata – 700 017

Tel: 91 33 22893027/5041 Fax: 91 33 22895042

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Opening tomorrow | Gallery Espace @ India Art Fair, Booth B3

 Booth – B3


Participating artists :


Chita Ganesh | GR Iranna | Harendra Kushwaha | Karl Antao | Manisha Gera Baswani | Manjunath Kamath | Mekhala Bahl | Nandini Bagla Chirimar | Paula Sengupta| Puneet Kaushik | Purvai Rai | Ravi Agarwal | Sharad Sonkusale | Shobha Broota | Tanmoy Samanta | Waswo X. Waswo with R. Vijay


Date: April 28 – May 1


Timings :


VIP Preview:

April 28 & 29 : 11 am-7 pm


Public hours :

April 30 : 12-7 pm

May 1 : 10 am-6 pm 



Tune into the Art India Instagram handle @artindiamagazine on April 29, 11.30 for a digital walkthrough of the Gallery Espace booth with art writer and curator Ina Puri Critic and curator Uma Nair will do a quick run-through of the booth highlights all four days at 11:00 am. Uma will also lead a physical walkthrough of the booth at 5:00 pm on April 30 (Saturday). Do DM us to let us know you’ll be there.  


We hope to see you at our booth!


Team Espace

Artival Art Foundation has opened up a new art gallery in Mumbai for promoting artists and their artworks



       Artival Foundation - an art promotional foundation based in Mumbai has organised its debut contemporary art show of paintings and sculptures made by 10 professional artists from 29th April, to 2nd May 2022. It will be held at Spectrum World, B-119, Laxmi Business Park, Laxmi Industrial Estate, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400 053 for which there will be free entry for all viewers between 11 am to 7 pm.

Shashikant Dhotre, 40 x 30 inches,Untitled, Colour Pencil Pastel colour on paper

Artival Foundation aims at propagating fine arts and its nuances among masses by promoting talented professional artist in the present scenario. The basic ideology of Artival Foundation is based on exploration of genuine talented artists from all strata of society irrespective of diversity in their background and cultural and social life. 

Prakash Ghadge, Pen & Ink on paper

         The continuous search for such talented artists has resulted into finalization of 10 professional ones for this show who have already carved a niche for themselves and earned good reputation and so a respectable name in the present art world by their multifaceted and skilful work. The various works of these artists in different style and techniques does exemplify their command over the medium and techniques adopted for their aesthetic and artistic decoration as well as skilful expressions to narrate their peculiarities in the relevant arenas and perspective. It aims at exploring hidden talent in rural and urban regions and promotes them and their artwork by giving them a chance to display their work in an art gallery alongwith senior and master artists.

Prakash Ghadge, Pen & Ink on paper

This show has been curated by Sharad Gurav and Satish Patil

Various artists participating in this special art show are-

Prakash Ghadge, Pradip Sarkar, Ratan Saha, Bhiva, Punekar, Gautam Mukherjee, Anand Panchal, Shashikant Dhotre, H.R. Das, Ashok Rathod and Nilesh Nikam. 

From: 29th April to 2nd May 2022.

Anand Panchal, 12 x 12 inches, Acrylic on canvas


Contemporary Art Show An Exhibition of Painting& Sculpture

Artists: Prakash Ghadge, Pradip Sarkar, Ratan Saha, Bhiva Punekar, Gautam Mukherjee, Anand Panchal, Shashikant Dhotre, HR Das, Ashok Rathod, Nilesh Nikam


Spectrum World, B-119, Laxmi Business Park,

Laxmi Industrial Estate, Andheri,(West),

Mumbai - 400 053, Timing:11am to 6pm, 

Sakshi Gallery is back for the 13th edition of India Art Fair at booth E-8 from 28 April - 1 May 2022 in New Delhi.


Sakshi Gallery is back for the 13th edition of India Art Fair at booth E-8 from 28 April - 1 May 2022 in New Delhi.

We are happy to share that we will be showing a selection of works by the following artists:

Surendran Nair | Rekha Rodwittiya | Ravinder Reddy

Vivek Vilasini | Manjunath Kamath | Ankush Safaya

Ratna Gupta | Mrugen Rathod | HG Arunkumar

Nataraj Sharma | Teja Gavankar | Siddhartha Kararwal

Lakshman Rao Kotturu | Soham Gupta | Shine Shivan

For any further enquiries or information, please reach out to us at or call us at +91 9820498480.

India Art Fair 2022 is strictly following all the Covid-19 protocols so keep your vaccination certificates and masks handy!

We look forward to seeing you at the fair.

Tuesday 26 April 2022

The man who walks with Camera -Augustus’s Zen tour to Japan

The man who walks with camera is an Exhibition that unveils Augustus’s Zen tour and expedition to a quintessential country Japan. Done all through recent times, the works are a form of tranquil and tradition-oriented aesthetic effort.

Artist: Augustus Lightwriter

Augustus Lightwriter is a photographer whose clicks have the potential to take his spectators on a surreal and conceptual journey, giving them a roller coaster ride of artistic heights and emotional depths. ‘Snaps are a form of paintings that photographers paint through their eyes’ quotes, Augustus. 

His interest in tracing the secrets of nature, humans, and culture was developed right from childhood. Being a dyslexic kid, studies never amused him while photography gave him the freedom to explore art, psychology, and the exotic dimensions of life. “At a very young age, I commenced clicking pictures and my initial subject was my family” Says Augustus. He completed his BA in Radio & Television from Asian School of Media Studies, Noida, India in 2008 after which in 2009 he collected a Diploma from Academy for Photographic Excellence, New Delhi, India. He then pursued the Honors in Professional program from New England school of Photography, Boston in 2012. His Career took a start when he exhibited a show on nudes and fashion photography at the Louvre Museum, Paris. 

Artist: Augustus Lightwriter, Fine Art PhotographerMedium: Digital Print on acid free Museum paper 

Photography is a metaphor of life to him; He contributes all that is vital to manifest his considerations which invite the human gaze to dig deeper as it stands like a spectacle to behold. From structures to stature, sensual to static, panoramas to portraits, his photographs are a mixture of what he consciously experiences and subconsciously encounters every day. When asked what makes a picture alive? He answered, “Observe the notions and sentiments that associate you to the subject and you will be astounded by the outcomes in your work. Just look at everything through the prism of emotions.”

A major segment of Augustus’s works is been confiscated by nudes. His intrigue with naked bodies takes photography and human forms to another magnitude. The vision of perceiving bodies as sculptures along with the added drama of light and dark to the snaps gives them the essence of baroque and renaissance. He remarks “A picture will only entice people if it has a balanced chiaroscuro effect. (Sun)Light plays a major role while clicking Landscapes while shadows are way important in human photography.”

Juxtaposition is not new to Augustus; he often combines natural phenomena, vistas, cityscapes, scenic beauties with attributes and personas of bodies that give a splendid narration to his works. Even with the dissimilitude in the aesthetic and techniques of clicking photos of different genres, the outcomes always make the eyes dive deep into them. “Photographs have vigorous visual and verbal proficiency; Maneuvering right modus operandi and sentiments, makes them most effective in rendering the thoughts.”

The current series of photos and pictures display Japan at its best, magnifying Augustus’s fascination with connectivity, people, and travel. From culture and heritage to contemporary country looks, he has provided a hypnotic array of diverse and variegated cites. “Kyoto is much inclined towards simplicity and heritage in contrast to the capital city Tokyo where one could see speed, movement, and futuristic character” adds Augustus.

As a viewer one is drawn into its maw, not only because of the appealing beauty that could be seen or with the nostalgia that could be felt through the pictures but because of its sheer physicality of emotive essence. 

Augustus in an interview stated that “Japan has been tugging people from eras with its culture and heritage. It is the only country apart from India that has maintained its tradition even after the foreign invasions. Mushrooming since then Japan has always maintained its customary aura alive and that’s what always beguiles me”. The country perfectly exemplifies the advancement while keeping its ethnic roots intact. “People are disciplined, gentle, and benevolent there. They succor to those who are in need, additionally you would not see any trash cans over there; people carry it along with them. Even with this scenario, you would not find a litter on the ground. They are so aware about their country and space” Augustus stated. 

One could discern the panache of life, the pacific character of traditional living, ethnic attires and magnificence of classical architecture from Japan with this series. Augustus's ways to put cardinal but forgotten details of social and culture behaviors in site of us are pulchritudinous. It vitalizes the audience to scavenge for the meaning of life and cherish every breath taken. When asked to quote a line on Photography and sentiments, he retorted “drama and emotions are everywhere, just need to be found and captured”.  

Text & Content Curated by Sanchita Sharma

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