Out of the Shadows - Ella Prakash’s Recent Works in Miami
Miami, Florida 33132
Out of the Shadows
Ella Prakash’s Recent Works in Miami
Copyrights Ella Prakash, Out of the Shadows, 2014, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches
International Art Exhibition Miami
Exhibition Dates: September 5 – 12, 2014
Nina Torres Fine Art
A lifelong fascination with painting shapes the work of Ella Prakash. The Indian, Bahrain-based artist is part of “Atim’s Top 60 Masters”, an interdisciplinary exhibition opening at Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery in Miami on September 5. Ella Prakesh’s work is demonstrating that while the art market continues to gain momentum, there are still opportunities for collectors!
The recent works presented in this exhibition form a decided and intensely concentrated body of work. Never before has Ella Prakash focused so closely on the medium of painting, which seems almost like a liberation, opening up the potential to give the issue of form and background, space, areas and lines a new level of concentrated dynamism.
Photo: eduardochacon.com, Nina Torres Fine Art, 1800 North Bayshore Drive, Miami
Nina Torres Fine Art is a brand new 8,000 square feet gallery space across the street of Margaret Pace Park, located at 1800 North Bayshore Drive, in a high-rise building adorned with fountains and with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach and the Port of Miami. The juried, contemporary exhibition is featuring an international slate of emerging artists.
In reviewing her artistic concepts, Ella Prakash explains the meaning behind her series: “When you start painting you always will have a base idea of what your finished work should be, but more importantly allow yourself to prepare as many as alterations of your base idea. Simply because once your mind has decided to steer your thoughts, you start to unravel emotions and strokes that you never thought you could express”. In regards to her colorful compositions she mentions:” My spirit is mirrored in my work. I believe that every work of art must carry a message.”
With her current abstract series, Ella Prakash challenges herself to unlearn the pattern of control she seeks in representation; thus, reinventing the language of anatomy, chiaroscuro, and story telling. Ella Prakash's paintings are distinctive for their bold brush strokes and vibrant colors.
They record on both micro- and macroscopic dimensions in her exploration with a new language that frees her and welcomes viewers' contemplation. Ella Prakash’s signature is clearly legible in these works. In a very loose form, they show the visual codes that she has developed in her painting oeuvre over the past years. The works are immediate, expressive and at the same time fascinatingly calculated, creating unique dreamscapes, which reflect the artist’s personal dynamism.
Copyrights Ella Prakash, Reflections, 2014, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches
The end result is a direct and spontaneous gesture on canvas that, in turn, is based on insight gained in previous work and which gives these paintings their inescapable explosiveness. No doubt, that her expression and passion for painting inspire viewers to see, feel, and enjoy in their unique ways.
Ella Prakash has exhibited in various exhibitions in Bahrain and worldwide at Debut Contemporary London, UK (2014), Brick Lane Gallery London, UK (2013), Tads Art Gallery Delhi, India (solo show, 2013), Renaissance Gallery Bangalore, India (solo show, 2012), Jain Marunouchi Gallery NYC, USA (2011), Marziart International Gallery Hamburg, Germany (2010), Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art Las Vegas, USA (2010), Amsterdam Whitney Gallery International of Fine Art NYC, USA (2010), Ico Gallery NYC, USA (2010), Sams Art Hub Mumbai, India (solo show, 2010), Ella Art Gallery Bahrain (solo show, 2008), Hotel Crown Plaza Bahrain (solo show, 2007), Bahrain National Museum (solo show, 2007), Bahrain National Art Museum (1999), Bahrain Art Society (1986) – among others.
Ella Prakash in front of her artwork
So, what is it, that makes this work unique and inimitable? By using a crystalline style, it makes the work simultaneously an exploration and a deconstruction of nostalgia. Ella Prakash creates our own past from fragments of reality in a process that combines the willful aspects of remembering and forgetting with the coincidental and unconscious. On a high level, she aims to illustrate this process that forms our inner landscape. Thus, a figure in motion, a lady moving out of her shadows, can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience. Are you ready to get out of your shadow?
In a hybrid language where East meets West, ancient and modern culture come filtered through the sublime patterns of the mirrored motifs, Ella Prakash is painting her dazzling abstractions.
NINA TORRES FINE ART
1800 North Bayshore Drive,
CP1 Miami, FL. 33132, USA
International Exhibition - Atim’s Top 60 Masters
Nina Torres & Viviana Puello
Monday – Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday: 12 - 5pm
First Private View: September, 5, 2014
11 am – 5 pm
VIP Opening Schedule: September 5, 2014
From 7 – 10 pm
About the Artist
About the Author
Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund, born in Zuerich/ Switzerland, is a German Art Historian and Managing Director at Art History Consulting (AHC). She studied Art History at Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (Germany), University for Foreigners Perugia (Italy) and London Guildhall University (UK).
In 2002 she earned her PhD from University of Kiel with a Dissertation on Modern Sculpture: “Sources of Inspiration.The Meaning of Nature in Henry Moore´s Late Work.” The art historian and art critic has written widely on modern and contemporary art. Her essays have been featured in monographs, exhibition catalogues, e-zines, journals and the online editorial department of Goethe Institute Inter Nationes.