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Artists of the Week

Abstracts, layers, stone and spectres — these are the themes with our Artists Of The Week

Ankita Daulatabadkar: Capturing a haunting muse Each incident we experience creates a form that leaves an impression on us, believes artist Ankita Daulatabadkar, and her art is one such manifestation that explores human behaviour and its effects. Using etching, aquatint, collography, lithography, Ankita has depicted some esoteric, symbolic and somewhat haunting themes in her artworks. …

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Our artists this week explore universal questions, village life, pareidolia and chillies!

Gopal Parmar: Putting questions forth to the universe Themes of divinity juxtaposed with earthly life find an enchanting balance in the art put forth by artist Gopal Parmar. He professes to his attempts to comprehend the unending conundrums of the universe in his oeuvre, in what could be deemed more familiar settings. With this quest, …

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Abstracts, surrealism, realism, satire and humour — this week’s chosen artists for you

Animesh Mahata: When art is a communication of humour, pathos A heightened awareness that allows him to keep track of what is happening in society gives artist Animesh Mahata more context to formulate sculpting, and to develop a unique visual language. For him, art is a form of communication with the outer world, and puts …

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This week\’s artists draw from melancholy, artisanship, cultural quirk and social realities

Akbar Ali Sunasara: A realistic view of human settlements There is a deep and interesting influence of realism (as well as impressionism) in the dense yet remarkably clear sketches made by artist Akbar Ali Sunasara, which capture the somewhat mofussil nature that can be found even in the heart of urban settlements. He professes that …

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This week\’s artists bring you drama, dystopia, energy and introspection

Vitesh Naik: Figuring out some human drama The playful mien of several artworks by Vitesh Naik belies the serious social discussions they can spark. Through figurative renditions, he chooses to unearth different aspects of the human psyche, like greed, hypocrisy, joy, doubt, and lots more. His works are crowded with lots of human figures and …

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Ancient cities, time travel, repurposing scrap and art with no subject — the artists have it all this week

Swapnesh Vaigankar: Of heritage and habitats There is a level of intricate detail and cohesion so meticulous to the expansive works created by Swapnesh Vaigankar, that they almost appears effortless — which they certainly are not. Using primarily the mediums of etching, as well as ink and acrylic on paper, the artist brings to life …

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Social commentary and a therapeutic twist: Our 4 new artists of the week

Mohammad Naim: Social themes in minute detail Tiny human figurines populate the intricately simple paintings of artist Mohammad Naim, often swarming the canvas just like ants and replicating something of the societal order of those tiny beings. Society and social mores find a voice indirectly or directly in these artworks, and they interestingly often come …

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Technology, culture, architecture and fantasy: The ABCD of our artists this week

Arup Naskar: Teller Of Dark Stories As an artist, Arup Naskar professes to being experimental, akin to being struck by wanderlust amid the myriad pathways art has to offer. It naturally follows then that the mediums he uses are fairly diverse, ranging across acrylic colours, pen and ink, pencil, Nepali handmade materials or more, and …

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This week, our artists bring you layers, landscapes, social and desi themes

Asif Imran: Urban and rural landscapes gently evoked As an artist, Asif Imran is deeply inspired by the juxtaposition of urban and rural landscapes, having experienced both in his formative years. A gentle glimpse of socio-economic realities and the changing face of the immediate world around us, influenced by myriad travels, are found expressed in …

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This week: Our artists seek music in ceramics, depict tragedy bleakly, and more

Suvendu Bhandari: Tragedy depicted transparently A revelation of personal and societal tragedies and turmoil, the art put forth by artist Suvendu Bhandari is bleak and intense. He professes to his art being an emotional rather than objective reflection and response to the world around, and its treatment in sepia tones lends an almost transparent tone …

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