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On view at Pradarshak “Moonlight” Debut Solo Exhibition by Sagar Hajare
Moody Moon I_ Acrylic on Canvas_20" x 20"
27thMar. - 7th
Apr. 2017: Pradarshak presents “Moonlight” Debut Solo Exhibition by Sagar
Having interacted closely with the villagers from his
hometown in Kolhapur, debutante Sagar Hajare naturally depicts their innate
struggle in his paintings. Reflecting on the lifestyle of the menial labourer,
whose only respite from a life of toil is perhaps, a few hours of deep slumber
under the moonlit sky, the artist builds his narrative against the backdrop of this
Cool colours highlight the sombre visage of the
labourer, almost always depicted with a flower in his hand; the canvas backdrop
strewn with flowers – symbolic of the dreams and hopes that lurk underneath and
that are perhaps, the sole drivers of a life so mundane and unchanging.
Shade & Light I_ Acrylic on Canvas_20" x 20"
The moon with its changing countenance is metaphoric of
the cyclic lives – the ups and downs – that they tirelessly combat, day after
Sagar’s works depict sensitivity without touching on the
pathos; even though his thought evolves from the latter. The use of a bottle in
a canvas or two acknowledges the real battles of this class of society. The
highlight of the paintings is the eyes. They are open, generally either blank
or troubled. This small but significant detail transports the viewer into the lives
of these daily-wage workers; empathizing, not sympathising. This retains the
storytelling in a matter-of-fact manner, allowing the viewer to enjoy the works
Night Rider_ Acrylic on Canvas_36" x 36"
Shiva I_ Pastels on Paper_30" x 24"
As a newcomer on the art scene, Sagar holds the promise
of delving deeper into societal issues to emerge with another triumphant
series, connecting the social divide without actually falling prey to any sort
of psychological mechanisations.