Tuesday, March 13, 2018

On view at Pradarshak: Drawings and paintings by Pravin Shinde




"12th Mar. – 23rd Mar. 2018: Pradarshak presents Drawings & Paintings by Pravin Shinde"
Shadow of Life I_Acrylic on canvas_36" x 36"

12th Mar. – 23rd Mar. 2018: Pradarshak presents Drawings & Paintings by Pravin Shinde.


 A man is the sum of all that he has imbibed since birth. This is particularly relevant in the case of artist Pravin Shinde, whose conversations seem to unwarrantedly revert to the struggle for water that he has grown up with. First at his village, then in hostel… the first vision that draws up in front of his closed eyes is that of several pots and bottles of water to combat water shortage.

"12th Mar. – 23rd Mar. 2018: Pradarshak presents Drawings & Paintings by Pravin Shinde"
 Nativity_24 x 36_Acrylic on Canvas

Turning this disturbance into positive emotions, Pravin paints pots – of all sizes, shapes and colours – acknowledging the niggling ethos, while simultaneously celebrating water as a vital resource connecting it to the panchmahabuta (five elements), the navgraha (nine planetary influences) and the navratna (nine gems) that are all a part of nature and closely connected to humanity. They manifest in different forms – sometimes direct, at times taking on a symbolic form; always building a unique narrative, individualistic to the viewer

"12th Mar. – 23rd Mar. 2018: Pradarshak presents Drawings & Paintings by Pravin Shinde"
 Money Plant_36 x 36_Acrylic on Canvas

His work veers from pen and ink drawings to water colour and pencil works as well as acrylic on canvas; is stylised and intriguing as one tries to decode it.
The artist lives and works in Mumbai. 

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