In Passing: Arty statements

Updated - November 26, 2021 10:29 pm IST

Published - February 27, 2010 06:11 pm IST

Satish Gujral,famous Painter.  Photo:Sandeep Saxena

Satish Gujral,famous Painter. Photo:Sandeep Saxena

Veteran artist Satish Gujral, currently having his first solo exhibition in three years in the city, refuses to be typecast. He says his “creativity is a never ending process.” He started out as a painter, depicting the tragedy in the aftermath of Partition, but soon became fascinated by the third dimension and began experimenting with wood and acrylic, fibre glass and ceramic in a series of sculptures.

Gujral’s displays are never the same. Of his current lot he said he was constantly amazed at “how Indians have taken to modernity without letting go of their religious traditions”. So you have works of men with machines and gods dancing above them. He said he has “never been encaged by the success of a particular style. In fact the acceptance of one style always led me to seek another.”

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