One of the city’s most renowned art spaces, Gallery-g, puts together an exhibition of work by three of its favourite artists. “All three of them have been with us since the very beginning and our relationship with them has grown over the years.
So it just seemed right that we celebrate this occasion through them, “says Gita Maini, owner, of the latest collections by Om Swamy, Buwa Shete and Mohammed Osman on display at the gallery. The gallery will also inaugurate their special corner, the Reading Nook, that has rare art-related cof- fee table books donated to the gal- lery by Rani Vijaya, a patron.
Behind the strokes While the works of Om Swamy and Mohammed Osman have a strong religious element, Buwa Shete’s work explores the nuances of soli- tude and the bond between mother and child. Known to have a pen- chant for the female form, Shete uses fluidity and bold brush strokes in art that is both soothing and mysterious.
“All of their work is very powerful and catching yet bright and vibrant,” Maini explains. Swamy’s collection this time, is focused on depicting Lord Ganesh. His characteristic bold brush strokes and uninhibited use of colour come through vividly in each of the vertical pieces. Canvas inspiration Osman also explores religion, but is more specific, as he depicts vari- ous elements of the traditional kole basava ritual in which the sanctimonious bull is led from house to house of the townsfolk, giving out blessings.
In Osman’s depiction, the bull is led by Radha and Krishna with var- ious other elements subtly woven in. Reds, greens and blues dominate the can- vas in this colourful tell- ing of an age-old rural tradition. Till November 15. Rs 1 lakh upwards. At Lavelle Road. Details: 22219275