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On View at Pradarshak - “Village Life” Graphic Prints by Rambhau Dongare
30th Sept. –
12th Oct.’13: Pradarshak presents “Village Life” Graphic Prints by Rambhau
“Planning is key in
print-making,” says Rambhau Dongare, artist, print-maker and principal of
Dadaji Aher Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Dwarka, Nashik. The process is time consuming, with the artist
having to wait for each colour application to dry, before he attempts the
second colour application. But the inherent beauty of a print, he says,
emerges, as the print-maker takes a call with each step, as to its colour
scheme and works in harmony with each impression made of the work of art to
bring it to a legitimate and aesthetically resplendent finish.
Born and bred in the
rural milieu, Rambhau is a simpleton at heart, deriving enormous pleasure from
the little joys that everyday life brings. Simple village people, their
dedication towards life, bullock carts – which are the heart of a village,
decorated bulls, early mornings in the village, and the like... and these are
integral to his art too.
Explaining the process,
Rambhau informs that the fixing of the surface block has to be flawless, so
that the print does not shake. Since brushwork is not used in this medium, it
takes a lot of time – often 8-10 days to accomplish a single work of art;
working patiently with each colour application. Due to this, curiosity about
the painting increases.
“I like this medium
because one can use various surfaces to get texture,” says Rambhau. “Even some
of the natural effects that I strive to achieve can be enhanced with the use of
colour and thru’ composition. In fact, I feel I can achieve more via
print-making than with my brush,” he concludes.