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On View at Pradarshak:"Colours of Life" Semi-abstract Paintings by Asif Shaikh
Acrylic on Canvas_18" x 36"
Sept. – 3rd Oct.’15: Pradarshak presents Debut
Solo Exhibition of Paintings by Asif Shaikh.
Having grown up amidst
lush sugarcane fields in Ahmednagar, Asif Shaikh is a young upcoming artist,
whose wisdom seems more profound, when viewed in his works of art. Centred
around the subject of “Bulls”, his paintings come alive in layered tones of a
predominant hue - vibrant, sombre, pensive, liberal, engrossed... portraying a host of emotions, almost
instantaneously engaging the viewer.
Acrylic on Canvas_36" x 36"
Using the bull as a
metaphor, the artist visits his life’s experiences, his social impressions, and
specifically, his personal struggles in life.
Acrylic on Canvas_24" x 24"
The bull is seen here,
not seen there; silhouetted here, absent there; the imagery plays on the
senses, absolutely nuanced, and tempered with textural overtones of either
tonalities of the predominant colour or a contrasting hue. The textural
rendering too, incidentally, speaks of cattle – their faeces, dried cow dung
cakes, fodder etc – associations that conjure memories of his growing years in
rural Rahuri Factory near Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.
Acrylic on Canvas_12" x 12"
Looked at closely, one
sees Asif’s canvases segmented – as if sectioning off his thoughts, his
palette, and reorganising them into a holistic canvas as it draws completion.
Just like any other artist, Asif too, has his moments of brilliance and these
are becoming more apparent as the artist matures.