The Comfort in Culture

Artist Nayana Melinamani digs deeper at the roots of culture and finds comfort in the simple activity of quilt making. She paints the social, political, and economical essence of this unifying craft which becomes the main vocabulary of her works.. observes Sushma Sabnis.

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Through the Looking Glass

Young artist Bhartti Verma’s works hold the enigma of a portal which leads into an altered reality, a parallel universe within the landscape of the mundane. Anchoring those new found realms with her presence in her photo realistic works, she presents subtle imageries of an urban life, made bearable by virtue of a changed perspective.. observes Sushma Sabnis

The Animal Within

For young artist Dr Minal Rajurkar, the world is more like a dystopian zoo, overflowing with animalistic hybrids wearing expensive cloaks of culture and sophistication. In her works on display at the Hirji gallery, Mumbai, she unmasks these impostors with sharp blades of satire and dark humour.. observes Sushma Sabnis.

The Golden Deer of Urbanism

Artist Venugopal VG through his works offers perspectives and critiques a mercurial system that grows at a rapid pace, flagging out issues, while surviving within this mutating organism, observes Sushma Sabnis

The Evolving Visage of Culture

Artist Avinash Karn, in his determined way sets out to repair the tear in the fabric of culture with the kachni-bharni of Madhubani art, while allowing the artist within himself to create contemporary visual languages of fusion, observes Sushma Sabnis.

The Key Maker

Artist Shabari Smitha Guha unlocks doors, minds, hearts and fortunes with her specific sets of keys, creating poetry, music and narratives closer to home in her works…observes Sushma Sabnis