A Village called Barewan

In his solo show titled ‘Barewan’ artist Vidya Sagar Singh reminisces about the quintessential village from Uttar Pradesh where he grew up and spent most of his formative years. Using sensitive imageries with metaphors of trees, he conjures up an intimate memoir in his works, observes Sushma Sabnis.

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The Cold Cold Ground

‘The Black Truth’ by artist Ranjeet Singh at the Jehangir Art Gallery, opens up a Pandora’s box of uncomfortable truths caused by human greed. Trying to restore the dignity of those stripped of their very identity by the ones in power, he tries to present a picture of tomorrow of a populace whose future seems bleak as of now.. observes Sushma Sabnis.

Contemporaneity and The Artist

The Nine Fish Gallery at Byculla, Mumbai opens to a new show ‘Contemporary Trajectories’ which explores the various realignments of aesthetics and styles in  contemporary art practices by four artists from the country.. writes Sushma Sabnis

Laying the Bed to Rest

In his recently concluded solo show, ‘Me Beyond Me’ at Jehangir art Gallery, Mumbai, artist Mallikarjun Katke displayed a few paintings, a video work and an array of installations which seemed autobiographical in nature, or were they?..  a critical review of the show by Sushma Sabnis

The Clock Ticking on Humankind

In the recently concluded two persons show ’Time.. little time’, artists Lester Paul and Glower Paul bring to light the true visage of the conflict zone of contemporary society while time passes by as a silent witness over this looming battle ground… observes Sushma Sabnis

To Be or Not To Be.. 

In a world fraught with the deceit of conmen and hustlers with beards, artist Devidas Agase presents his recent works ‘Bahuroopta/ Polymorphism’ as a well timed critique on this dystopian masquerade ball and its aftermath on the lives of the living, observes Sushma Sabnis

At the Precipice of Happening

Artist Santosh Rathod in his recently concluded solo at Jehangir art Gallery, Mumbai, tries to strike a balance between the inner and outer realms he inhabits, standing at the precipice of abstraction..observes Sushma Sabnis