Thursday, December 26, 2013

Debut Solo Exhibition of Dhimant Vyas at Hirji Jehangir, Mumbai

Debut Solo Exhibition of Dhimant Vyas at Hirji Jehangir, Mumbai
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Dhimant Vyas presents ‘Natura’ solo exhibition of paintings at Hirji Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai...

Artist and Animation Film Designer, Dhimant Vyas's world is filled with the rich colors, flavours and details of the stories he has heard, literature he has read, and music he listens to... sounds that fill his days and life experiences. In his paintings, these coalesce to take a visual form—sometimes they connect and make a continuum of meaning. Sometimes, they become a means for self-expression.

Debut Solo Exhibition of Dhimant Vyas at Hirji Jehangir, Mumbai
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In the series “Natura", Dhimant works with a new style synthesized from a fusion of folk art and imaginative world art. At its base are Mother Nature and her many fascinating representations in Indian folk art. She anchors this series, probably representing the artist's deep concern about her erosion in our race for urbanization and a sense of urgency to get reconnected with her.

Debut Solo Exhibition of Dhimant Vyas at Hirji Jehangir, Mumbai
Dhimant Vyas at work

The artist overlays this with the Yantra motif. To him, these Yantras are the bridges that connect the earth with a subliminal fantasy world. They lend both solidity with their details and other worldliness to his work. Through this layered lens, Dhimant views his characters, culture, emotions and instances. They are sometimes poignant, sometimes funny and sometimes even trippy.

The medium is Arches and Fabriano paper painted with watercolour to complement the richness that the artist intended to bring alive. Ethnic colours add fullness. Original gold foil is the finishing touch.

Dates: 26th Dec.'13 - 1st Jan.'14
Venue: Hirji Jehangir Gallery, Mumbai  
Timing: 11 a.m - 7 p.m

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