Abirpothi

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Month: July 2021

\’Art infuses joy and life into any space,\’ says Vinita Kumari in Room For More Art

Abir Pothi presents Room For More Art — a series of features on interior designers across geographic boundaries, discussing with them the nuances of their profession, their methods of sourcing and projecting art into their work, the challenges they face, and a whole lot more perspective. Vinita Kumari: \’Art sparks possibilities, positivity and brings magic …

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\’My art is eclectic and so is my life — and both imitate one another!\’ says Brinda Miller

Abir Pothi catches up with artist, honorary chairperson Kala Ghoda Festival and former Abir First Take eminent jury member, Brinda Miller, to discuss art in the pandemic, architecture in art, and advice for contemporary artists. Twenty years after it first began, one of the most well-known annual celebrations of art in the country went wholly …

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Three legends of printmaking, and a month that celebrates them

The process of creating artworks by printing, or printmaking, has had a long and fascinating history. Abir Pothi pays homage to three names that shine in this constellation, all of whom had a birthday month in July Mukul Dey: Drypoint-etching pioneer, born July 23 A pioneer of drypoint-etching in India was born in this month, …

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Michelangelo\’s fingerprint may be on a wax sculpture (and more from the art world)

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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Delve into patterns and paradoxes, journey inwards or dance with light: That\’s our Artists Of The Week

Baishakhi Mehatori: As the mind interacts with the elements There is something infinitely spiritual about the artistic renderings put forth by Baisakhi Mehatori — who professes that she has always been exploring the depths of the human mind and behaviour in her works. Using acrylic colours to accomplish cohesive, stirring canvases, this is the inspiration …

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Iconic and iconoclastic: Anjolie Ela Menon emerges from her 81st birthday towards a long-distance solo show in NYC

Abir Pothi celebrates yet another exciting cusp for a dynamic pioneer, who has helmed both the figurative and the feminine in Indian art — Anjolie Ela Menon She celebrated her 81st birthday on July 17, 2021, just 10 days ago, and already, she is poised to feature a solo show at the well-known New York-based AICON Gallery …

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Diagonals, goddesses, and demons: Our ‘Celebration’ of Tyeb Mehta’s genius on his birth anniversary

One of the giants of the Indian art scene, Tyeb Mehta was born on July 26, 1925 in Kapadwanj, Gujarat. Abir Pothi pays tribute to this legacy on this day The anecdotes surrounding his art practice are many. One goes that an angry outburst, in a moment of creative frustration, he splashed a diagonal streak …

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Sudhir Patwardhan, Gieve Patel, Sunil Gupta and others explore human relationships in a group show

Exploring the linguistics, imagery and signification of love through expanded notions of coupledom, ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is an exhibition hosted by Vadehra Art Gallery and conceptualised by Udit Bhambri. It features artists Anju Dodiya, Atul Dodiya, Arpita Singh, Shilpa Gupta, Sunil Gupta, Gieve Patel, N.S. Harsha and Sudhir Patwardhan. The truth of our …

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Lesser known works of Kahlo and Hokusai explored; and a very cute pupper paints a flower!

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

Lesser known works of Kahlo and Hokusai explored; and a very cute pupper paints a flower! Read More »