India is robust with festivities and celebrations all year round and is deeply rooted in cultural traditions, be it music, literature, performing or visual arts. Showcasing the works of five Indian master artists – Jamini Roy, Sakti Burman, Krishen Khanna, Paresh Maity and Thota Vaikuntam –the ongoing exhibition, Realm III, brings out elements of vibrancy and joyfulness of Indian visual arts via the works of artists who have laid the foundation for Indian arts. To that end, it is interesting to note that many of the featured artists were born before India’s Independence.
The show pays an ode to all expressions that are beautiful and unchanging in a world of constant change no matter what style and genre the represented by the artist. From figuration to abstraction, the show of paintings celebrates diverse styles that bring out vivid expressions of the human life and mind.
The common narrative that runs through the entire selection is playfulness wherein each artist imbues his work with joyful intent. Realm III attempts to celebrate life and makes it possible for all of us to rejoice in our own way.
“India’s artscape stretches back over millennia with a lexicon that has always adapted and changed but of which aesthetic considerations have remained constant. A country that loves its festivities and colours and is rooted in cultural traditions finds expression through its music, dance, literature and art,” says Tripat K Kalra, Founder-Director, Gallerie Nvyā.
At Gallerie Nvyā, 101-103, Square One Designer Arcade, C-2, District Centre, Saket, New Delhi-110017
Ends June 14, 2022