Saturday, January 16, 2016

On View at Pradarshak: “Las Impresiones (The Impressions)” Graphic Prints by Tapan Madkikar


  
Graphic Prints by Tapan Madkikar at Pradarshak, Mumbai
"Babu"_ 23.5" x 30"_SunBoard Cut

18th Jan – 30th Jan.’16: Pradarshak presents Las Impresiones (The Impressions)” - Solo Exhibition of Graphic Prints by Tapan Madkikar

Tapan Madkikar has held a fascination for the art of printmaking ever since his student days. While many an artist treats this as part of his learnings in the different genres of art, Tapan finds the process highly stimulating; its complexities and intricacies - highly challenging.
 
Graphic Prints by Tapan Madkikar at Pradarshak, Mumbai
"I am Shambu_13" x 10"_Etching

Knowing that the slightest error in the process of transferring a visual from a substrate on to paper means an entire re-working, Tapan diligently visualises the various stages of his creation prior to starting on his work, his judgement precision-driven, his technique thorough.
 
Graphic Prints by Tapan Madkikar at Pradarshak, Mumbai
"During Jungle Safari_22" x 17"_Sun Board Cut

A decade into this medium of expression, Tapan gives vent to impressionist facial expressions as much as he tries to portray social and cultural issues. The realism in his graphics – woodcuts, linocuts, etchings... is palpable; the ethos well rendered, and the essence, so-to-say, the soul of the emotion being channelized, is communicable... tangible!

Graphic Prints by Tapan Madkikar at Pradarshak, Mumbai
"Flower Pot_18" x 24"_Sun Board Cut


The artist plays with form and ranges his works from small miniature-sized expressions to large canvases. His current showing at the ongoing 2nd International Macau Print Triennial Exhibition (December 2015- February 2016) stands testimony to the artist’s prowess in his chosen medium.


Tapan lives and works in Mumbai.

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