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Imagination of Mystical Landscape

While the actuality around me is congested, my painting is an imagery of a mystical landscape, its creation being a way for me to communicate with my dream reality. My monochromatically painted works meld a more current existence with memories, by symbolically infusing colored imagery only into certain objects. Often, the city is a framed...

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Documenting the End of Documenta

Jason Farago, a critic writing for The New York Times, announced the death of Documenta, Germany’s quinquennial contemporary art exhibition. Kassel, a city in Germany, is the venue for this 100-day-long gigantic exhibition. The first exhibition was held in this non-descript city in post-World War II Germany in 1955. However, the 15th edition has tarnished...

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Muziris: The Lost Port Lives On At The Biennale

Port Muziris is one of India’s greatest archaeological findings of the 21st century. The port is no myth, we have conclusive evidence for its existence, yet it remains surrounded by grand historical, often hyperbolic, narratives. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale has always maintained that it is as much about the art as it is about its host...

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Art of faking art

“Simply train a pair of hands in understanding how a said artist worked, and the returns can be exponential”, says Arvind Vijaymohan, chief executive officer of Artery India. As Indian art world blossoms to new heights of popularity, similar is the scenario in the market of ‘fakes’. It definitely slows down the trade in art...

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A starry night in Kolkata

During Durga Puja, the City of Joy goes to great lengths to decorate pandals. If you want to see world-class artisanship, creativity, and beauty, then visit Kolkata during Durga Puja. The city will show you what type of hypnotic art can be created when our great local artists collaborate to implement a brilliant idea. In...

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The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is Back After a Covid Induced Hiatus

The pandemic had led to the rescheduling of the 2020 edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale to the dismay of artists and art aficionados around the world. Kerala became one of the worst hit states during the Covid 19 outbreak and went through a turbulent period. Now the pandemic clouds have cleared and the Biennale is...

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