Tuesday, January 30, 2018

On view at Pradarshak: "Freedom to fly" Mix-medium Collages by Gajanan Thakurwar

"29th Jan. – 9th Feb. 2018 Pradarshak presents Collages by Gajanan Thakurwar"
8_Wing VII_Acrylic on Canvas & MDF Board(Relief)_18" x 35"


29th Jan. – 9th Feb. 2018: Pradarshak presents ‘Freedom to fly’ Mix-medium Collages by Gajanan Thakurwar

Inspiration comes from varied quarters. For Gajanan Thakurwar, happy tidings are translated into vibrant, joyful visual art. The young Nanded-based artist has an exploratory method, where he diligently works on compositions that seemingly spring out of the canvas. Using MDF and canvas, and applying a layered technique, he painstakingly creates the theme on canvas and board and superimposes the two to form a collage. 

"29th Jan. – 9th Feb. 2018 Pradarshak presents Collages by Gajanan Thakurwar"
6_Wing VIII_Acrylic on Canvas & MDF Board(Relief)_12" x 14"

Having earlier worked on themes of flowers, hills, butterflies, horses and music, in this, his fourth solo outing, Gajanan explores the highly philosophical tenet ‘Freedom to fly’. He uses wings as the object of recall – rather literal, but, engages the viewer with a surge of tectonic abundance as the backdrop, metaphorically conveying whatever the viewer would like to interpret.  

"29th Jan. – 9th Feb. 2018 Pradarshak presents Collages by Gajanan Thakurwar"
4_Wing II_Acrylic on Canvas & MDF Board(Relief)_18" x 17"

The wings in their colourful glory epitomise a host of desires, aspirations and the like. Their presence jutting out of the canvas hints at progressive thought – once again literally thinking out-of-the-box. The shapes, lines, dots, chiaroscuro elements, light and dark hues, textures… giving shape to his imagination as he communicates the importance and relevance of beauty, happiness, excitement, energy, curiosity and abundance as the prime revellers in life. His choice of colours finds root in his happy-go-lucky moods as the artist relentlessly tries to convey the beauty of nature, of life through his collages.

A beautifully, unusually positive exhibition – a must visit!


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