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On view at Pradarshak - Semi-Abstract Figurative Paintings by Student Artists
30th July - 11thAug 2012:Pradarshak presents Vidyarthi Vishesh
Phase III – Semi-Abstract Figurative Paintings by Student Artists.
As part of the ongoing student art exhibition,
Pradarshak showcases semi-abstract figurative paintings for the coming
This genre depicts a playful, almost
challenging imagery as the students vie for attention, trying to present their
external and internal points of reference and demonstrate various aesthetic possibilities in a highly stylised manner, keeping the
basic form recognizable, but confounding the viewer, nonetheless, into looking
deeper into the painting, garnering its essence.
The beauty of the semi-abstract genre lies in just this - drawing parallels
amidst the narrative and identifiable visual environment, seeing the familiar
anew. There is simple delight in pattern itself, pattern divorced from subject
matter. A particular configuration appeals to one, a second one intrigues another.
An artist working in the semi-abstract
figurative genre once commented, “There can be surprising beauty in a ripple,
reflection or glint of glass, and I believe that we perceive this beauty most
clearly before we realize it is just a ripple, reflection or glint. Before
identification takes place we see pure form rather than a familiar shape or
shapes. The essence for me is that before you identify the subject in one of
these semi-abstract images you see it with new eyes.”
Also included are a few realistic
figurative works as a striking contrast to the abstract figurative style.
Featured are works by artists Lianne Dias, Ashif Shaikh, Atul Vitthal
Bangal, Prashant Date, Nilesh Sutar, Namita Kanade, Nandini Pantawane, Manisha
Shinde, Vineeta Kumari and Sumona among several others.