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On view at Pradarshak: “Hollywood Bollywood Poster Art” paintings by Sunil Gogia.
15th -24th Dec.’14 Pradarshak presents “Hollywood Bollywood Poster Art” aerosolgrafia paintings by Sunil Gogia.
No movie buff can deny the kick he/ she gets
out of viewing a recreation of their favourite movie poster/ actor. Here is a show that can only fire that
passionate response and liberally promote that feel-good!
Artist Sunil Gogia uses a plethora of hues –
vibrant... subtle... muted... nuanced... to bring to life the glorious world of
the 1960’s and 1970’s Hollywood and Bollywood poster art. “The
vibrancy of colours in the posters of that period, combined with the freedom of
my medium, has urged me to recreate that period of music, masti and dance,” says Sunil.
“Being a born Mumbai-ite, my attachment with movies is
deep,” he continues. “I relate with creativity of all kinds. My current works,
through my art skills, are a tribute to the Film Poster makers of yester
So we see the unmistakeably beautiful black and white
Marilyn Monroe from the early 60’s setting off the tone of the exhibition as do
the immortal Rhett & Scarlet of Gone
with the Wind! Bollywood showcases
its fair share of immortals with Madhubala and Bina Rai as the lovelorn-n-lost Anarkalis and of course the original
Hindi film superstar Rajesh Khanna... amidst several others.
Born in Mumbai in 1948, Sunil Gogia graduated
from Mumbai University with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce. Creativity has
been deep rooted in him since childhood and his passion for art has surfaced in
many avatars from dance to poetry and even playing the mandolin, although,
connecting to one at a level which is more than just a hobby happened only
recently. A bonding with Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism has been a major
Sunil Gogia took up distributorship of aerosol
spray cans about a decade ago, thus familiarising himself with the medium. Over
the last five years, he has been passionately practicing Spray Paint Art. His
works initially dealt with space and landscapes and he has later moved on to
abstracts, portraits and urban scenarios. Apart from a few solo shows, live
demos and workshops, Sunil has been constantly working on bettering his efforts
and the results are self-effacing.
As a matter of interest, Spray Paint Art
originated around 1980’s, with Ruben Sadot Fernandes first painting in front of
his studio with spray cans, in the city of Mexico.
Though Sadot was the first, many followed his
lead, venturing into the world of Aerosolgrafia.