AMBARA IS presenting the works of Gulbarga-based artist Vijay Hagargundgi in an exhibition titled Leela. This show will be complemented by a colourful spring collection of Indo-Western wear from Omo, Mumbai, while Utsav, Delhi, introduces special hand-block prints and weaves on cotton saris, dupattas, and fabric. Rasya presents a new range of bags and cushion covers.
Aly Matthan, India's first customised brand of fragrances, is being launched at Ambara this week. Spring unfolds in the garden with potted flowers and plants from Indo-American Hybrid Seeds.
Vijay Hagargundgi is an artist who has painstakingly evolved a hybrid style of miniature paintings, which draws from many traditional Indian schools. His early works has a close affinity to the Surpur style of Vijayanagar. Living and working in Gulbarga has given him an eclectic identity. It is home for Deccani miniatures and has a strong tradition of Shiva worship by the Lingayats.
Vijay's training in the Jaipur style has given him another flavour to enrich his visual reference. Armed with this revivalist skill, he nurtures his passion to create this folio of myths associated with Lord Shiva. His eye for detail and ability to play with formal iconographic details make his drawings distinctive from the regular miniature reproductions.
The exceptionally talented artist uses his needle sharp lines to create icons and motifs that have intriguing compositions. His works project his interpretation of the mythical Leela in intricate images. The show is curated by Suresh Jayaram.
The show takes off today at Ambara, Annaswamy Mudaliar Road and is on till February 5, between 10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
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