Saturday, December 13, 2014

On view at Pradarshak: “Hollywood Bollywood Poster Art” paintings by Sunil Gogia.

Pradarshak presents “Hollywood Bollywood Poster Art” aerosolgrafia paintings by Sunil Gogia.
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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.

Pradarshak presents “Hollywood Bollywood Poster Art” aerosolgrafia paintings by Sunil Gogia.

“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 years.”

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.


Pradarshak presents “Hollywood Bollywood Poster Art” aerosolgrafia paintings by Sunil Gogia.

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 catalyst.

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.

Pradarshak presents “Hollywood Bollywood Poster Art” aerosolgrafia paintings by Sunil Gogia.

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.

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