Monday, October 20, 2014

On View at Pradarshak: Paper Collages by Shantanu Kirane & Santosh Kumar Sharma


Pradarshak presents Paper Collages by Shantanu Kirane & Santosh Kumar Sharma
Landscape_ 12" x 12"                                                      Fish_9" x 9"

20th Oct.- 1st Nov.’14: Pradarshak presents Dual Exhibition of Paper Collages by Shantanu Kirane & Santosh Kumar Sharma 


Collages need not just be scraps of paper cuttings synchronized to form an image. A collage can be approached in various formats and our dual show here illustrates this beautifully. Santosh Kumar Sharma has been a senior artist with the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai and been illustrating various books for them, besides pursuing his passion for art through collages. Naturally, the beauty that he sees day in and day out in the amazingly colourful underwater world has been his deep inspiration as well as his artistic muse. 


Pradarshak presents Paper Collages by Shantanu Kirane & Santosh Kumar Sharma
Fish_9" x 9"

Pradarshak presents Paper Collages by Shantanu Kirane & Santosh Kumar Sharma
Untitled_12" x 14"

Shantanu Kirane has also been fascinated by art works from paper. But with a twist. He painstakingly makes paper rolls of various sizes – thick, long, short… and then begins his journey of fashioning these rolls into artistic interludes with an imagery that borders on – at times a definitive landscape or narrative; while at others, pure compositional beauty. Shantanu goes a step further – he explores the paper rolls even in circular forms; thus, widening the horizon of his creative play.

Pradarshak presents Paper Collages by Shantanu Kirane & Santosh Kumar Sharma
Fish_11" x 11"

Pradarshak presents Paper Collages by Shantanu Kirane & Santosh Kumar Sharma
Untitled_15" x 15"

The exhibition is simple in format; rich in creativity. It successfully brings into the limelight two veteran artists, who have quietly pursued their passion and their vocation in an exercise of self-gratification. Through this representation, they share their repertoire with the world.


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