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Art: Childhood memories

Playful Imagination One of the artworks on display  

Art lovers of Bengaluru can get a glimpse of Carnival of Life, a solo exhibition of the latest works of Bengaluru-based artist Dhrubajyoti Baral’s incandescent tempera paintings at Kynkyny Art gallery,

Dhrubajyoti, a student of Government Arts College, Kolkata, is known for tempera artworks. Using contemporary style and a playful imagination, the exhibits range from dreamy visions of young lovers and solitary women, to musicians and bards in the company of nature.

Dhrubajyoti works with tempera created out of natural pigments, throwing in ingredients such as shell powder and shola plant extracts which grows abundantly in Eastern India.

He sources most components for his artwork from his native place, Krishnanagar, in West Bengal. His canvasses are coated with layers of paint to yield intense hues — lustrous reds, giddy yellows and dusky blues. His works are mostly figurative as Dhrubajyoti does not deal in abstracts.

“Art is my passion, I have studied it for seven years and have converted it in to my profession. I have been exhibiting my works all over India, but have found a positive response from the art lovers of Bengaluru,” he says.

Dhrubajyoti’s art works have varied influences, which includes the potters and idol-makers of Krishnanagar, Patua art, tribal lore and the Hindu mythology.

The artist says Carnival of Life is a glimpse into his childhood — the landscape, smells, sounds, trees and animals of Krishnanagar.

The exhibition is on at Kynkyny Art, 104 Embassy Square, 148 Infantry Road till August 29


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