Rise of the patterns

French street Artiste Ouvrier whose art you may stumble across on walls in Paris and Pondicherry shows his work at Artika Gallery this entire month. An expert in using the stencil, see how Ouvrier and his wife Aye Cherie have merged Indian mythology and French 19 century life in the same canvas. The show ‘Buzzling light’ has symbolism disguised in fantasy.

The show is open from 9.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Labour of love

How many different kinds of jobs make the world go around? Walk into the sea-facing Maison Colombani of the Alliance Francaise and you will find labour captured in its finest hour by amateur photographers across the world. ‘Jobs of the world’ that opened recently showcases 44 photographs that catalogue diverse trades. The photographs were selected among local winners in 167 Alliance francaises over five continents. The international photo contest is being organised by the Alliance Française Foundation, every since 2010. The images tour the world ,starting wth the Parisian galleries.

Open from 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Showing now:

Maison Perumal showcases software engineer and self-taught artist Mithran’s abstract take on nature and the environment. Visit the show ‘Abstract and Modern’, supported by the Shilpataru Foundation to see how Mithran plays with materials around him - flat irons, tooth brushes and paper- making it part of the creative process.

Coming soon:

Watch out for a group show featuring some of the big names in contemporary art at Aurodhan Gallery, starting this weekend. Walk into the gallery at Rue Francois Martin in Kuruchikuppam anytime before April 14 and spot paintings by Sooryamoorthy, Sunil Das, Viswam, Kazi Nazir and Thota Tharani.

Open from 9.30 a.m.

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