bCA Galleries is proud to announce a collaboration with Galleria 919. The exhibition ‘Parenthesis’ debuts in Karachi, Pakistan and marks the initiation of a new alliance across the border and is the first Asian partnership that bCA Galleries has entered into. This exhibition showcasing the works of six talented Indian artists stands testament to the fact that art speaks a universal language and knows no geographical or political boundaries.
The six artists featured in the exhibition are: Arpita Khaskel, Dhirendra Mandge, H.R. Das, Rina Mustafi, Sachin Shinde and Tarun Ghosh.
Exhibition Title: Parenthesis
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Dates : 15th November – 15th December
Gallery Timings: 10 am – 7 pm
Please see the Catalogue for further details: Catalogue of Parenthesis
India is seen by the world as a land of culture, tradition, an amalgamation of many communities each of which has added its own flavour to the spice that is India. It is also the land of colours and every artist from India imbibes from its rich and varied heritage to create his own version of his experiences and their interpretations. We would like to present to you six such talented artists whose roots, though steeped in India, bring to their work a universal appeal that anyone from any culture can understand. We have all experienced the joy of relationships, the ambition of creating your niche in the universe, the angst of feeling alienated…. all this and more is revealed in their work as through their exquisite canvases and unique styles they give you a peek into the soul of humanity.
Galleria 919 in collaboration with bCA Galleries, Mumbai, presents six prominent, contemporary artists whose roots are steeped in India, but they bring a universal appeal to their work, which is understood globally. They have all experienced the joy of relationships, the angst of feeling alienated; they all possess the ambition to create their very own niche in the universe. All this and more is revealed in their work, as through their exquisite canvasses and unique styles, they give you a peek into the soul of humanity.
These works of art can only add to the beauty and meaning that is your home. We believe each piece of art must connect with you in a way that’s uniquely personal. It must be a comment on your life and your style. Parenthesis will allow you to do just that.
~ Razvin Namdarian
About the artists
Arpita Khaskel - Her artworks bring back memories of innocence, a time without connivance and greed. The canvases represent a dichotomy of melancholy and hope. These are canvases that speak to the heart and would be a compliment to any home or office helping one take a walk down memory lane to less complicated times.
Dhirendra Mandge - His art is a spontaneous outpouring of emotion…. a dynamic work in vibrant colours. Though seemingly diverse, there is a unifying entity in his works. Truly on par with the best abstract works, his art is truly exceptional and perfect for those who seek to find their own path to success.
H.R.Das - He continues to explore his roots and the traditional way of Indian village life. His characters seem to be acting out an unwritten scene against a backdrop of rich tapestry that bears mute testimony to the gamut of emotions that flow from their inert yet expressive forms. While some artists tend to overlook the background, treating it as a mere support for their central theme; H.R. Das, treats it like a stage setting in front of which his characters perform. They may recede and be dismissed as props, but his backgrounds still command attention, the intricate tapestry effect provides a vibrant milieu that serve to highlight the interactions between the main players of his magnum opus.
Rina Mustafi - Drawing inspiration form nature, Rina’s canvases bring you a primeval world devoid of corruption and pollution. They ring with a positive vibe that could lift the most doleful of spirits. The artist does seem to be playing a game of hide and seek with the viewer for at times you can catch glimpses of a human element in her work. There is a desire to push aside the foliage and explore further.
Sachin Shinde - He represents the new breed of contemporary Indian artists. He can be termed modern in his thought and execution, yet he has not moved away from his roots and essentially Indian traditions. Figurative works that depict the new age Indian set in the new milieu of economic liberalization, urbanization and globalization are what makes his works distinctive. His works are a collector’s delight and have been very well received in Europe, proving that art is a universal language.
Tarun Ghosh - He links together fragments of reality to create a cohesive whole. His art is a woven fabric of experiences and relationships that present the story of life. Some may relate his style of art to the late F N Souza, but he is unique in his presentations and well balanced contents. If there would be a comparison it would be that Ghosh’s work offers the same degree of perseverance and unvarnished truth as Souza’s and hence has the innate potential of greatness!