Creative minds come together for a noble cause
Bringing around 35 artists together is Mumbai-based Samsara Art in collaboration with Maadhyam from Bangalore. Titled Nostalgia, the event will see 40 pieces of artwork from upcoming and award-winning artists like Akbar Padamsee, Satish Gujral and Arzan Khambatta. Part of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Health Care Global Foundation. The collection is a reflection of the artists’ take on their respective pasts. “The artists have gone down their respective memory lanes and created pieces inspired by their childhood or history,” explains Prerna Joshi, curator of the show and director of Samsara Art.
Debuting in the city, Samsara Art has held shows at Mumbai, London, Dubai and Lagos previously. “Bangaloreans are an interesting mix of people who understand art better and there are more buyers in the market now,” Joshi shares. Other participants include Aashna Jhaveri, Rajendra Khapse, Jayesh Sachdev, Sharanu Alloli and Samir Mondol whose works span media as interesting and varied as scotch tape and tracing paper, fiber, bronze and water colours. Jhaveri captures old world charm with her mixed media work, using gramophones, a hand clock, an old pair of binoculars, an old car and a typewriter, while Alloli, in his piece, Dandi March, depicts Gandhi in a modern perspective.
Kapse features a humorous take on nostalgia. “Though representational in nature, my work retains some specific, but ambiguous qualities in representational forms of art practice as seen throughout history,” Kapse says. Nikhil Chaganlal who has been painting for over 30 years, weaves the beauty of traditional homes into his creations, titled Memories. A self-taught artist, he started exhibiting in 1998.
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— Rashmi Rajagopal