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Pradarshak is proud to present two of its
artists Sangeeta Babani and Anil Dingankar, who have successfully and very
beautifully painted a car in the last few days.
Starting out with the concept of
‘festivity’ and ‘celebration’, Tata Motors invited Pradarshak to curate the
exercise of an ‘art car’ at the Palladium Courtyard at High Street Phoenix,
Mumbai between Sept.14-16, 2012.
Intended to be the first one in a series
of many, Pradarshak recommended artist Sangeeta Babani to interpret the concept
as her work veers
from figurative realistic to semi-abstract depiction, landscape to abstraction
as the mood takes her. There are no straight answers and that is the beauty of
life, is her firm belief; this philosophy is celebrated in her canvases with an
exuberance of colour and emotion. Characterised by an ambiguity, simultaneously
introspective and impressionist in nature, generally, her paintings come alive
with vibrant hues and multiple thoughts in an engaging narrative. Interpretation becomes subjective and
distinct from one viewer to another. The artist celebrates her journey to the
unknown, leaving the onlooker to pursue his.
Translating such a mindset
on to the car as a canvas, Sangeeta has excelled at recreating a narrative of
celebration and festivity, spreading cheer, going by the original intention of
the company, to take the car around the city of Mumbai, visiting Ganesha pandals and spreading joy amongst
inmates of various orphanages, schools, old-age homes, and the like.
Ably assisting Sangeeta, has
been artist Anil Dingankar, whose quick
grasping ability, attention-to-detail and openness to experimentation and
research has enabled the upcoming artist to successfully accomplish any project
he chooses to associate with. Being adept at the various mediums and various
genres of art from paintings to murals to functional art projects, Anil has
wrapped up the exercise of painting the car into a holistic aesthetic
experience, skillfully merging colours, forms and textures, superbly
complementing Sangeeta’s narrative style with
a distinct mastery of his own.
The car will be seen on the streets of Mumbai and at
various locations for the duration of Ganesh Chaturthi from the 19th
to 29th Sept, 2012. Remember, when you see it that Pradarshak is
proud to have its artists spread this cheer. Photography: Nigel Fernandes