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Our artists of the week celebrate the power and fragility of Mother Nature, dabble in the psychology of colour

Shruti Chawan: An abstract and vivid tale of colour   A variety of forms and compositions find themselves in the works put forward by artist Shruti Chawan, who professes that an open imagination helps her render abstract versions of fantasies and emotions. Interestingly, she has worked on a series that showcases thoughts based on the …

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Distilling joy, sorrow, empathy and the journey of life into art, this week

Durga Das: Choosing to tell stories of suffering Through the centuries, art has often turned into a conduit for relaying not just beauty, but also darkness, which carries its own fierce truth. Through war and disaster, art has been used to portray pain and loss — also often for deeply personal sorrows. Courageously choosing to …

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Worshipping nature, focusing on food and exposing gender bias: Our Artists Of The Week

Pradnya Khandgonkar: Delicate and earthy ode to life There is a delicacy in the mixed media works of artist Pradnya Khandgonkar that is redolent of earthiness and attention to detail. The artist professes that most of her art gives importance to the themes of nature and womanhood, primarily because she believes that these two forces …

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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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