Tuesday, February 14, 2012
On view at Pradarshak - "Play On" semi-abstract figurative paintings by Someshwar Patil
13th Feb – 25th Feb'12: Pradarshak presents “Play On” semi-abstract figurative paintings by Someshwar Patil
A young artist from Nasik, Someshwar Patil has worked on a popular theme of music – something that garners mass appeal. His paintings depict a rhythmic quality, simple in approach and rendering.
Uncomplicated compositions and primary colours make stark backdrops against which the musician gains prominence. This is the young artist’s second solo exhibition and he depicts versatility in two-three different styles. A glance at the paintings shows that the human form is stylised in some bordering on the semi-abstract, filled with pattern, lending a textural quality to the canvas. On the other hand, are a few canvases that depict stark realism in format and treatment. Yet again, there are a few instances that portray an intermediate course, where the artist seems to add what appear like whiskers to the human visage. Symbolic in nature, these portray fearlessness or in this case, a self-possessed confidence of the performer in front of his audience. The human form too is filled with a series of fine vertical lines instead of body colour, adding on to the depth of the rendering.
The artist has accomplished his G. D. Art from Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Nasik and his Dip. Art Ed. from Sir. J. J. School of Art, Mumbai. He is currently teaching at the Sadhu Vaswani International School and resides in Mumbai.