|An evening at Kala Ghoda_Oil on Canvas_18" x 18"|
Saturday, October 17, 2015
On View at Pradarshak:"City Lights" Oil on Canvas Paintings by Mahesh Karambele
19th Oct. – 31st Oct.’15: “City Lights” Solo Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Mahesh Karambele.
“The ways and subways of life,” says Mahesh Karambele have not only led him to be a passionate artist but have literally constituted the ethos of his musings on canvas. The strength of his brush dipped in oil paint confidently etches out silhouettes of vehicular traffic, bridges, carts, flyovers, highways and buildings flirting with the by lanes and pedestrian traffic, painting vivid scenes of ordinary folk and everyday humdrum of city living.
The Mumbai monsoon holds a special place as the artist creates washes and adeptly applies the oil medium with the expertise of watercolour techniques. The romanticism and inspiration that accompanies the rains is well depicted.
The rush that characterises Mahesh’s canvases can be alluded to the adrenaline rush that the artist tends to work with, driven by the crammed by lanes of Mumbai’s crowds and the perennial metropolitan pace of living.
His paintings are all set against a dark backdrop, drawing out the best of the perspectives as the colours shine bright against the evening light – the luminosity combined with the transparency of the weather – culls a beautiful cityscape that one can lose oneself into... indefinitely!