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A Quiet Town #58, 2009 Oil On Canvas 75x70 © 2009

210 Post Street
Suite 205
San Francisco, CA 94108
September 3rd, 2009 - September 3rd, 2009
Opening: September 10th, 2009 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Union Square/Civic Center
Tue-Fri 10-6, Sat 11-5


Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of new works by
Suhas Bhujbal, Reincarnation. In this body of work, Bhujbal continues to push the boundaries of landscape painting, building a bridge between abstraction and representation.

In many of the works, Bhujbal allows familiar references to emerge through the opaque and transparent layers. In others, the geometric shapes of the cityscape form almost completely abstracted compositions with pigments overlapping and dripping together. Peter Campion writes, “Bhujbal has built up the white spaces between the beige windows with successive layers, and allowed the paint to drip past these shapes, so that the whole composition seems to tremble: it seems at once solid and ethereal…as if the “real” world has opened onto a dream-struck architecture.”

For Bhujbal, painting is literally a reincarnation of memory, providing a way to transform the past into the present. Using reference shots from his native country of India and of San Francisco, Bhujbal collapses the reality of his memories through reshaping and invention. The paintings do not follow a strict narrative, however there is a strong central plot connecting all of the works together.

This is what makes Bhujbal so important to contemporary painting. It’s not simply that he combines representation and abstraction, but he’s able to draw emotional force and nuance from that combination. That talent makes Bhujbal one of our most remarkable young painters. It also allows his work to offer genuine, enduring pleasure.
Peter Campion, art critic

Suhas Bhujbal spent his early years in Pune, India before moving to San Francisco to complete his Master’s work at the Academy of Art University. His work has been exhibited at the Triton Museum of Art, Coos Art Museum, The Art Museum of Los Gatos and the Palm Springs Museum. Bhujbal is on faculty at the Academy of Art University.

This will be his second solo exhibition at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

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