A group exhibition of prints, installations, digital works, paintings and sculptures by young artists titled “Art Spotting” opens at Art Positive in Lado Sarai here this Tuesday.

The works have been chosen by an eminent jury comprising artist and educationist Anupam Sud, renowned sculptor K. S. Radhakrishnan, artist Sanjay Bhattacharya, curator and art consultant Sushma Bahl and Art Positive director Anu Bajaj.

“Art Spotting hints at the direction in which contemporary Indian art is heading as it moves in rhythm with the fast-changing world scenario. Its varied creative modes, mediums, palettes and appearances on the one hand reverberate through cultural roots and on the other engage with new age ideas, encounters and issues ranging from personal to political. It embraces committed young artists from smaller and semi-rural Indian cities as well as from larger metros,” says curator Sushma Bahl.

The upcoming exhibition features reflections of metro life and cityscapes by Jignesh Panchal (Ahmedabad) and Shovin Bhattacharjee (Shillong). Aadhi Vishal (Goa) and Pradip Sengupta (Tamluk, West Bengal) paint in a surrealist mode, while Satadru Sovan Banduri (Howrah, West Bengal) builds his popular culture inspired by painted and digital imagery on canvas and video to focus on consumerist ethos, sexuality and fantasy that impact our lives.

Also Babita Kanhare (Nasik) highlights social evils of alcoholism with a touch of wit in her prints, while Gopal Sharma's (Jaipur) drawings meander around human predicaments. Rajesh Kumar Sharma (Delhi) and Mukul Mishra's (Jaipur) sculptures and Vanshika Sharma's (Chandigarh) installations present an interface between tradition and modernity.

There is also a nostalgic imagery brought alive in the scenic beauty of North-East India by Sandeep Jigdung (Assam). Santosh Andani (Bangalore) presents his digital and video work while Sreejata Roy and her partner Mrityunjay Chatterjee collaborate to create a multimedia interactive electronic artwork that looks into the mindscapes of the people who live in the back lanes of the city.

Kumar Ranjan's (Jharkhand) creative juxtaposition of conventional medium of painting appears in an interface with an installation, while Siddharth Pansari (Bihar) exhibits his colourful canvases.

The exhibition will be open up to June 30.

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