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Unfolding Space 2018
Abstract Show 2018
Artists have never really been comfortable with the word “abstract” when referring to non-figurative art. This term was used even by Wassily Kandinsky, one of the pioneers of this form of artistic expression, in inverted commas. Another pioneer in this field, Kasimir Malevich calls it “the material expression of pure feeling”. Others like Paul Klee saw it in terms of a tree that draws in elements of the soil, the water and minerals, through the roots, but creates a crown that is very different from these. This is not surprising as Naum Gabo states that while science persuades, art acts. So, given the necessity of the construction of an art object with a material form, the term abstract has its problems. These works also involve consciousness, perception, a state of being in an environment and the creation of objects that embody not only the feelings of the artist but have a material existence of their own that goes beyond the artist and develops independent histories over time. Being an object that has a material existence but embodies the feelings, consciousness and skills of an artist, the question of defining it poses many issues that are not easy to comprehend, but artists have done their best to do so. Our modernist non-figurative tradition too, developed its own paths. S.H. Raza, who despite his long stay in Europe, actually appears to have found a far more fertile basis in his artistic development in the formal qualities of our traditional tantric yantras as symbols of concentration, without the ritual and meditational qualities and beliefs associated with tantric thought and practice. Other artists, like G.R. Santosh, a close associate of Raza, and Sohan Qadri blended their works with a deeper knowledge involved in the tantric tradition; but among them too, it is the modernist principles of spontaneity, the physical qualities of forms, colour, texture and their composition in space that predominate in their works and their development.
 
John Tun Sein
Untitled
2017
Mixed Media on Canvas
36 x 48 x 1 in. / 90 x 120 x 2.5 cms.
ID : John 01
John Tun Sein
Untitled
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
48 x 36 in. / 120 x 90 cms.
ID : JTsein
Manish Pushkale
Untitled
2016
Acrylic on Canvas
32 x 42 in. / 80 x 105 cms.
ID : Manishp
 
Manish Pushkale
Untitled
2015
Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 46 in. / 50 x 115 cms.
ID : Manishp1
Minal Damani
The Red Dots Made It Red - 1
2015
Water color and ball pen ink on paper
22 x 30 in. / 55 x 75 cms.
ID : Mdmni2
Minal Damani
The Red Dots Made It Red-II
2015
Minal Damani The Red Dots Made It Red – I 22” x 30” Water color and ball pen ink on paper 2015
30 x 22 in. / 75 x 55 cms.
ID : Mdmni1
 
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