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    An amalgamation of legendary and upcoming artists within four walls

    Titled Four Walls, ArtChutney’s next group show will kick off today at The Art Corridor. Described as a rendezvous with the country’s most celebrated artists and their art, the show promises to draw in a mix of seasoned art veterans and first timers. “The whole idea is to bring great art to the common man. People feel art is not affordable, and we are trying to dispel this notion,” says curator Shiraz Vakharia.

    Showcasing legendary artists on one wall and upcoming artists on the second, the third and fourth have been dedicated to Delhi-based Vikash Kalra and Sekhar Roy of Kolkata. While Kalra draws inspiration from the likes of Pablo Picasso and Francis Newton Souza, Roy’s aesthetic is subtly sensual with strong strokes.

    Figuratively speaking
    The collection has figurative creations with the characteristic style and theme each artist is renowned for. “T Vaikuntam’s pieces depict his famous South Indian village folk, while Arpana Caur’s are paintings of strong women in various roles,” explains Vakharia. A few other artists of note whose pieces will be displayed include Suhas Roy and Sunil Das,  and the legendary MF Hussain.

    Each piece in the exhibition has been carefully curated over a span of three months, and are even worked on just for Four Walls, keeping ArtChutney’s clientele in mind. Talking about the interest generated towards their shows, Vakharia shares how detailed and painstaking people are when it comes to buying a piece of art. “Buyers are becoming increasingly particular about the paintings they purchase. They want to know where the artist studied, their backgrounds, the number and location of the shows they’ve had, the awards they’ve won, and so on. I’ve even had to mail a few of them resumes of the artists,” she says.

    Rs. 20,000 upwards. Until April 13. At The Taj West End, Race Course Road. Details: artchutney.com

    —Rashmi Rajagopal

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