Friday, January 25, 2013

On View at Pradarshak - Debut Solo Exhibition of Abstract Paintings by Siddhesh Rane


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28th Jan. – 9th Feb.’13: Pradarshak presents Debut Solo Exhibition of Abstract Paintings by Siddhesh Rane.

Siddhesh is a young artist, who has been diligently honing his skills as a fine artist over the last 6 plus years that gallery Pradarshak has known him. Articulate, simple and dedicated, his interest lies purely in colours and their juxtaposition in his imagery. Unpredictable forms, surface levels, depths, lines, textures are all part of his paintings that are non-representational, vibrant, and tend to connect with the aesthetic aspirations of the viewer.  

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Spontaneity is a strong characteristic with the artist. A free spirited approach to his canvas sees the artist work as deftly with the brush as with a palette knife or roller; or even with unpredictable materials like the sole of his slippers, as fancy would take him!

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As the artist and his canvas get further embroiled in their tête-à-tête, deft strokes build on layers, some remove and destroy them, recreating unpredictable shapes, textures and colour combinations. In this, multiple layers of depth and mystery are established carefully maintaining the colour, temperature, shapes and balance of the composition.

Abstract Painting, Acrylic, Canvas,
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A candid submission by this abstractionist, “In all this, first I guide the painting; and then I don’t know when painting starts guiding me.”  

Happy and energetic, the show is a must see.

8 comments:

  1. i like bright colors and application done by artist siddhesh.

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  2. Hi there,

    Wow, I'm mesmerized by the collections which you've created and put up for display.
    The second painting appeals to my eyes and catches the attention.
    Loved these works of art. Thanks for sharing them. :)

    Regards

    Jay
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  3. I never understood abstract art. I like to think that i have a very healthy imagination. But what must one have to appreciate abstract art?

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  4. Hi there,

    Wow, I'm mesmerized by the collections which you've created and put up for display.
    The second painting appeals to my eyes and catches the attention.
    Loved these works of art. Thanks for sharing them.

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  5. I always like abstract drawing.......this also nice sketches u done....!!!awesome And bright colors.... :)

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  6. If the four works of Siddhesh Rane displayed here represent his whole body of works, one becomes curious to see his remaining works to satiate one’s inner quest of knowing more about the imageries which play inside the creative mind of the artist. It is supposed that the works have not given any title, as these are the replica of the imaginations expressed in the language of ‘being and nothingness’. The mellifluent colour, composition, and texture looking so obvious in the vastness of the background, spread across the length and breadth of each canvas, can only be touched with mind, not simply scanned by a pair of eyes. The abstraction in the interplay of form and colour in the works bears a visual meaning having no reference points of the subjects around us. Let us learn a little bit of abstract art in this context. In the words of Herbert Read, the most influential English writer on art, “The explanation which has hitherto prevailed, and which I myself have accepted, sees in realism an expression of confidence in, and sympathy for, the organic processes of life. In other words, realism is an affirmative mode of expression, by which we do not necessarily mean the expression of an optimistic mood – there is such a thing as affirmation of the tragic element in life. But abstraction is the reaction of man confronted with the abyss of nothingness, the expression of 'Angst' which distrusts or renounces the organic principle, and affirms the creative freedom of the human mind in such a situation.” Though there are many more definitions, discussions, arguments and counter arguments about what abstract art is, yet nobody can deny the fact that an abstract artist has to have ‘creative freedom’. Rane perhaps has always kept it in mind, may be not consciously, which is why he could 'pen these priceless lyrics' on canvas with brush, with both depth and deft.

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