Saturday, July 14, 2012

On View at Pradarshak – Abstracts by Student Artists


16th - 28th July 2012: Pradarshak presents Vidyarthi Vishesh Phase II - Abstract Paintings by Student Artists.
Pradarshak is proud to present "Vidyarthi Vishesh" - the student special in its seventeenth consecutive year. Participating are around 60 students from leading colleges of art in Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Sangli, Latur and Nasik. We also have entries from Gadchiroli and Varanasi this year.

Based on an interactive principle, the student exhibition extends over a period of 8 weeks and has been phased out to convenience the art enthusiast.


Phase II – Abstracts.  Featured are works by artists Nilesh Sutar, Nandini Pantawane, Satish Mane, Tushar Jadyal, Kaustubh Bhalkar, Namita S Kanade, Pravin Dalvi, Prashant Date, Shanti Kasivishwanathan, Somnath Adamane and Aparna Dalvi among several others.

Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be only slight, or it can be partial, or it can be complete. Abstraction exists along a continuum. However, where students of abstract art are concerned, the work of art is more a composition that juxtaposes form and colour with technique and subject leading to a representation of artistic expression, possibly in context to a particular instance or time.

Total abstraction bears no trace of any reference to anything recognizable and one can say that abstract art by students fits well into this category.
It is often said that when visual art becomes more abstract, it begins to allude to music as our senses respond to various stimuli that are connected at a deeper aesthetic level. A huge possibility thus, that every time one contemplates an abstract painting, one travels through a different plane of thought; visualizing a variation, and enjoying it each time. 


  1. These are wonderfull peices. I do question your definition of abstract. When I view abstract work I am find myself intuitively influenced by Roschach's theory that abstract images invoke images of reality.

    1. I agree, abstract is not non-representational.

  2. The first abstract is a beautfiul figurative abstract. Who is the artist? Can you show us more of this artist's work?
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  3. This one and the third one are pretty good.
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  4. Hello India! Very creative, looks like a professional did all those abstract.
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