|"Flower Pot_18" x 24"_Sun Board Cut|
Saturday, January 16, 2016
On View at Pradarshak: “Las Impresiones (The Impressions)” Graphic Prints by Tapan Madkikar
18th Jan – 30th Jan.’16: Pradarshak presents “Las Impresiones (The Impressions)” - Solo Exhibition of Graphic Prints by Tapan Madkikar
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.
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!
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.