Saturday, September 3, 2011
On view at Pradarshak : "Equanimity" by Gauri Seth
5th Sept. – 17th Sept.’2011: Gallery Pradarshak presents Gauri Seth’s mix medium paintings in a show titled “Equanimity”
“My protagonist is normally a woman...serene, at times in a state of bliss and meditative,” says Gauri Seth, the young lawyer turned artist.
Equanimity literally means a state of mental and emotional composure arising from a deep awareness and acceptance of the present moment; and Gauri’s muse – the strong and serene woman, depicts a sense of conviction, is a deep thinker and dreamer… one who has accomplished a sense of equanimity in life despite hurdles, stress…has crossed varied paths or is absolutely ready to do so.
The artist is a vivacious young lady who rejoices in all that life has to offer. The philosophy is well embodied in her works, which range from paper to canvas and wood. Gauri works in layers and often concentrates on a textural backdrop, which she develops over time. Deft brushwork and nimble use of her fingers and hands shape the characteristic strength depicted in the fascia of her muse.
The current series is executed in mixed medium – acrylic, pen and dry pastel – on paper and wood and symbolically conveysthe simple but profound message: Enjoy the simple pleasures in life…stop the mad clock-driven rush and take time to smell the roses!
To view the exhibition online, click on the adjacent slideshow.