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RANJANI RAJENDRA
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Art Reflections and Images, a group art show at Kalakriti, is a glimpse into the unique styles of 15 different artists

Distinct styleJagannath Paul’s ‘Ma’ on display at Kalakirti
Distinct styleJagannath Paul’s ‘Ma’ on display at Kalakirti

Enter Kalakriti Art Gallery and you are instantly taken aback by the collection of paintings on display. As varied as the artists themselves, the paintings speak volumes of each artist’s distinct style. Reflections and Images is a group show by 15 artists which previewed on April 13 and is on till the end of this month.

While the group comprises mainly mid-levels artists from Bengal and Maharashtra, there are also senior artists like Konduru Nageswar Rao and Agacharya showcasing their works at this exhibition. The works range from a serene Buddha delivering a sermon by Devyani Parikh to an intense Ma by Jagannath Paul, who is famous for his rendition of the female form. This particular painting combines the use of charcoal and acrylic on canvas to bring forth the power of the divine force.

Agacharya on the other hand, has an eye for detail and chooses to focus on village women. On display at Kalakriti is his painting Still Waiting, which boasts of rustic charm and simplicity. Nageswar Rao on the other hand manages to capture the scene of an entire village immigrating with great ease. Set against a blue backdrop, this acrylic on canvas is eye catching.

One of the most striking paintings on display is Subrata Das’s Couple, which shows the tender emotion shared by a man and woman. In fact, the painting bears a strong resemblance to Radha and Krishna.

Shyamal Mukherjee’s works have a very strong Bengali influence and he creates a variety of characters from all walks of life. His current work on display is Baba and Bibi, using reverse oil on transparent acrylic sheets.

Arvind Kolapkar’s Red Harmony, is vibrant and hard-to-miss. Other artists whose works are on display include Anand Panchal, Datta Bansode, HR Das, Kaushik Raha, Kumaraswamy, Poonam Agarwal, Suchismita Sahoo and Sujata Achrekar.

The exhibition is on till April 30.

RANJANI RAJENDRA

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