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Saturday, May 2, 2015
On View at Pradarshak: Contemporary stylized-Warli Paintings by Dipti Nikam
4th – 16th May.’15: Pradarshak presents Solo Exhibition of Contemporary stylized-Warli Paintings by Dipti Nikam
Inspiration comes from all quarters as does the zeal to work! Artist Dipti Nikam too has been fascinated with the lives and lifestyles of the Warli tribe of Maharashtra ever since her academic years. She continues to find them regaling her with their real-life stories, while she keeps pace with reinventing her foray into this particular tribal form in a whimsical, sometimes purely aesthetic; at others, totally poignant format.
There is a passion in her eyes as Dipti narrates anecdotes from her regular periodic visits at the tribal village. Their nomadic lifestyles, their simple living, warmth, celebration-of-life outlook... find room in her canvas paintings in themes and backdrops that emerge from a fertile imagination that culls the real and dabbles in the make-believe, bringing them to the viewer in a mix of colour, texture and detail that is Dipti’s signature.
While the paintings take one away from the authentic Warli art of the tribe, which is categorically done in an umber backdrop with white figures; Dipti’s stylised Warli on the other hand is colourful, plays with texture, sometimes three-dimensional faces and figures and always underlined by joie-de-vivre!
An interesting exhibition, very affordably priced that can add a pseudo-conventional touch to your decor. Come take a look and feel the joy!