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On view at Pradarshak -“Nrutya Chandrika”, semi-abstract figurative paintings by Vishal Phasale
23rd Apr – 5th May.’12: Pradarshak presents “Nrutya
Chandrika”, a series of
semi-abstract figurative paintings depicting Indian Classical & Folk Dance
forms by Vishal Phasale.
Figurative compositions that represent
Indian classical dance forms like Kathakali
and Bharatnatyam, and nuances from
a variety of folk dance forms come alive in Vishal’s canvases through a
concentration of lines, colours and textures.
The artist focuses on the mudrika’s (hand gestures) and the dancer’s
silhouette to convey his interpretation of the relationship between the dancer
and her inner world. His dancers tend to sport an unruffled, often neutral
facial demeanour, letting on little or no expression of what lies beneath the
talented front. Through an enigmatic application of brush and palette knife, Vishal
tries to depict this inner struggle in tandem with the outside world, and in
this, he succeeds enormously.
With works in mix medium & oil on
canvas, textural overtures allude to the muse’s thought processes as much as they
represent a visual element in the frame.
While Vishal Phasale has been working on
this theme of classical dance forms over the last four years, he is equally
adept at exploring other thematics in the same genre of semi-abstract
figurative painting. The artist often
paints short series on topical societal and cultural happenings like the
Fashion Week, Circus, Fisherfolk etc.
is Vishal’s debut solo exhibition Vishal
has accomplished his Art Teacher Diploma
from Paithan and a Govt. Diploma in Fine Art from Pune. He lives and
works in Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra.