|Acrylic on Canvas_18" x 24"|
Monday, April 11, 2016
On View at Pradarshak:"Endearing Palette" Paintings by Ganesh Jadhav
11th – 23rd April 2016: “Endearing Palette” - Solo Exhibition of Paintings by Ganesh Jadhav
Ganesh Jadhav likes to experiment with new subjects, each time he starts on a series. This is the artist’s 8th solo outing - the first time he’s picked the rickshaw-wallah as his muse and delves into the hardships of his life.
Ganesh began work on “Life on Wheels” this January. The series is a milestone in his artistic journey so far. His earlier exhibitions have focused on portraits with stylized and highly detailed backgrounds. With this one, he forays into compositions and projects his compositional sensibilities deftly though simplistically.
The cycle rickshaw and the rickshaw-wallah seem to form one entity in his works and Ganesh explores his brush strokes in two distinct styles – the dripping effect and the regular – both drawing more from abstraction than realism. The figures are treated in a conversationalist blur, more than silhouettes but less than real. Colours too are applied in tandem with the morose mood, never really moving away from the financial plight of this alternate transport provider, who continues to plod in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities today.
As an artist, Ganesh has set forth on his journey of exploration. Adept at all mediums, his preference lies for acrylic on canvas, playing with the medium at will.
Ganesh hails from a small village called Nipani near Belgaum in Karnataka.