ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/ind/Events/show en-us 40 Narendra Yadav - Gallery Maskara - April 3rd 7:04 PM - 10:14 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">I grew up viewing the same unforgettable images of the moon-landing as everyone else, but my desire to walk over the moon surface did not fade with age. As an artist and an ad man, I understand the impact-of-desire created by an image that has stayed with me for all these decades. I have often wondered about today&rsquo;s media and the impression that it creates in our collective consciousness. Was Allen Ginsberg right when he said that - whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture? My lunatic instinct is perhaps an irrational attempt to explore this paradigm.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">By tracking a live moon and projecting it on the convex surface of the gallery floor, an experiential space is created over which the viewer can walk. Beneath the obvious poetry of the expression, lies a parallel space in which to explore the role of a constructed image in shaping our experience. The illuminated surface of the moon provokes meditation on the nature of representation, on what we really mean when we speak of a &lsquo;live&rsquo; image, seeming to ask whether what we end up seeing, is a mirror of reality or an entirely new reality.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>- Narendra Yadav</em></p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:52:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ind/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ind/Events/list Narendra Yadav - Gallery Maskara - April 2nd 7:01 PM - 10:10 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">I grew up viewing the same unforgettable images of the moon-landing as everyone else, but my desire to walk over the moon surface did not fade with age. As an artist and an ad man, I understand the impact-of-desire created by an image that has stayed with me for all these decades. I have often wondered about today&rsquo;s media and the impression that it creates in our collective consciousness. Was Allen Ginsberg right when he said that - whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture? My lunatic instinct is perhaps an irrational attempt to explore this paradigm.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">By tracking a live moon and projecting it on the convex surface of the gallery floor, an experiential space is created over which the viewer can walk. Beneath the obvious poetry of the expression, lies a parallel space in which to explore the role of a constructed image in shaping our experience. The illuminated surface of the moon provokes meditation on the nature of representation, on what we really mean when we speak of a &lsquo;live&rsquo; image, seeming to ask whether what we end up seeing, is a mirror of reality or an entirely new reality.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>- Narendra Yadav</em></p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:51:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ind/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ind/Events/list T. Vaikuntam, S H Raza, Sakti Burman, laxma goud, Trupti Patel, sachin karne - Gallerie Alternatives - March 23rd - April 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">Gallerie Alternatives presents a group show of paintings, drawings &amp; sculptures by S H Raza, Sakti Burman, Laxma Goud, T Vaikuntam, Trupti Patel, Sachin Karne &amp; many artists from 23rd March till 28th April 2015.</p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:49:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ind/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ind/Events/list Liesl Cotta De Souza - Cymroza Art Gallery - March 27th - April 10th <div style="text-align: justify;">Writing is not for me; it makes me nervous, but it&rsquo;s never the same when I write my story through my paintings.&nbsp;&nbsp; At this time my thoughts flow like a river carrying and depositing nuances as I move on. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">My paintings are executed in a medium that is unique, although this medium has been a pre-occupation for women through the ages. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I have found a fascination in exploring the use of thread and appliqu&eacute; on printed fabric.&nbsp; While maintaining drawing as an integral part of my work, I use the process of creating a pictorial surface by stitching with thread on fabric.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The use of printed fabrics as a base or rather a background, was spurred from my surroundings - seeing women in varied prints that highlighted and unleashed various aspects of their character. &nbsp;&nbsp;I study people at every given opportunity; natural elements like wind and water adding to the movements in the design of their clothes intrigue me.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">On discovering that I could use this in my work, broadened the scope of my medium and gave me an extension on interpreting the designs on the fabric, by recreating or simply highlighting certain designs or colours thus adding to the meaning of the printed design.&nbsp; I use the design as a part of my subject or in the background thus supporting and lending to my subject and muse.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">I do not find it necessary to interpret my works because I attempt to present visual delights of life through the feminine form. &nbsp;The underlying layers of thread and fabric express my interpretation of the mundane world and the urban attitude we put up with. My work talks about day-to-day chores and domestic issues.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">I am inspired by observing women and their varied nuances of life. The surfaces of my works flow as my thoughts wander around each subject; they are stitched as if I am drawing; the direction of every stitch coming only from an artist who has used a pencil and brush so extensively.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Considering the vastness of the task of building up an area with stitches, to me is a fascinating process. Indeed here is no doubt that my artistic achievement in stitched paintings equals or surpasses much that is applauded as fine art. I have succeeded in simply adding to the riches of an alternative expression to this initial pursuit.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">To create an awareness of the processes I use in producing the works, has been through sheer determination and zeal. All the elements have transformed through this stitched world of unexpected elements as they appear through the surfaces of my paintings. Through experimentation and a search for newer mediums the painting process of applying paint and creating a painting has been replaced by many an artist. Ultimately my work resides in precisely the same way as any painting or drawing which is to be hung on the wall, viewed and appreciated!</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">- Liesl Cotta De Souza, March 2015&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:45:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ind/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ind/Events/list Mahesh Baliga - Galerie 88 - March 14th - March 31st Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:43:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ind/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ind/Events/list