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Avataran – A Solo Art Show By Anita Goel Unveiled On February 4

Avataran – A Solo Art Show By Anita Goel Unveiled On February 4

After the British Raj, India experienced profound transformations, yet the art education system in schools remained entrenched in traditional paradigms. Despite centuries of artists asserting their individuality, the Indian school system persists in promoting a specific style of art, echoing Western academic conventions.

Renowned artist Anita Goel challenges this status quo with her upcoming solo exhibition, Avataran. Scheduled to unveil on February 4, Goel seeks to revolutionise the prevailing artistic norms entrenched within Indian educational institutions.

“The school art system perpetuates undistinguished artworks, stifling creativity,” remarks Anita Goel. “My aim is to disrupt this homogeneity and redefine contemporary Indian art.”

Anita Goel’s artistic vision transcends conventional boundaries. Her creations extend beyond the confines of the canvas, exploring the latent potential of painting tools, particularly the use of painting knives. Embracing the ethos of abstract expressionism, Goel eschews the notion that a painting must convey a specific message or narrative, prioritising instead the interplay of form and medium.

At the heart of Goel’s oeuvre lies a bold exploration of form, colour, and texture. Each piece beckons viewers to delve deeper, guided by recurring avian motifs—an homage to her previous series, Udaan, and a prelude to Avataran. The avian imagery serves as a narrative thread, inviting observers to uncover new perspectives with each glance.

Through the deliberate selection of irregularly shaped canvases and varying thicknesses, Goel creates a sense of three-dimensionality within the confines of a flat surface. The textured layers of knifed paint engage with the canvas’s nuanced topography, compelling viewers to engage with the work on multiple levels.

Join us for the unveiling of Avataran on February 4, at 12:00noon at Jolie’s, Worli as Anita Goel invites audiences to embark on a transformative journey through the realms of contemporary Indian art.

Anita Goel’s Avataran is on from Feb 4, from 12 noon at Jolie’s, Birla Centurion, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Century Mills Compound, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400030.

 

Avataran – A Solo Art Show By Anita Goel Unveiled On February 4

अनीता गोयल की एकांकी कला प्रदर्शनी ‘अवतरण’ 4 फरवरी से

अनीता गोयल की एकांकी कला प्रदर्शनी ‘अवतरण’ 4 फरवरी से

भारत में ब्रिटिश राज की समाप्ति के बाद देश में कई तरह के आमूलचूल परिवर्तन हुए मगर कहीं ना कहीं हमारी शिक्शा व्यवस्था पर पुरातनपंथी सोच अब भी हावी है. यूं तो सदियों से तमाम कलाकार अपनी कला के माध्यम से अपनी निजता का परिचय देते आ रहे हैं मगर इसके बावजूद कला की शिक्षा देने वाले

स्कूलों पर आज भी पाश्चात्य देशों का प्रभाव देखने को मिलता है जो एक ख़ास तरह की कला को बढ़ावा देते नज़र आते हैं.

उल्लेखनीय है कि जानी-मानी आर्टिस्ट अनीता गोयल ने पाश्चात्य कला के प्रभाव को अपने सोलो कला प्रदर्शनी ‘अवतरण’ के ज़रिए चुनौती पेश करने की कोशिश की है. इस कला प्रदर्शनी का आयोजन 4 फ़रवरी से किया जा रहा है जिसके माध्यम से अनीता गोयल आज की शैक्षणिक व्यवस्था को बदलने और कला के क्षेत्र में एक क्रांतिकारी बदलाव लाने की उम्मीद रखती हैं.

वे कहती हैं, “कला संबंधी स्कूल व्यवस्था ना तो उत्कृष्टता को बढ़ावा देती है और न ही रचनात्मकता को.” वे आगे कहती हैं, “मैं इस यथास्थितवाद में बदलाव लाना चाहती हूं और समसामायिक भारतीय कला को पुनर्भाषित करना चाहती हूं.”

अनीता गोयल की दूरदृष्टि कुछ ऐसी है कि वो कला की किसी भी सीमा से परे है. उनकी कलाकृतियां सिर्फ़ कैनवस तक सिमटी नहीं होती हैं. वे पेटिंग्स टूल्स व पेटिंग्स नाइव्स का बख़ूबी इस्तेमाल करना जानती हैं. कला के अमूर्त स्वरूप में महारत रखने वाली अनीता गोयल कला द्वारा किसी विशिष्ट तरह के संदेश देने के ख़्याल से इत्तेफ़ाक नहीं रखती हैं और इसकी बजाय वे स्वरूप व उसके माध्यम के अंतर-संबंधों को अधिक तवज्जो देती हैं.

उल्लेखनीय है कि अनीता गोयल अपनी कला में स्वरूप, रंग और टेक्सचर को बहुत महत्व देती हैं. उनकी कलाकृतियों में पक्षी से प्रेरित आकृतियां देखी जा सकती हैं और इसकी झलक उनकी पिछली श्रृंखला ‘उड़ान’ और आने वाली श्रृंखला ‘अवतरण’ में नज़र आती है. पक्षियों से प्रेरित उनकी कलाकृतियां एक ऐसा आभास उत्पन्न करती हैं जो नये-नये आयामों को‌ महसूस करने के लिए प्रेरित करते हैं.

ग़ौरतलब है कि अनीता गोयल हमेशा से ही एक प्रकार के नहीं बल्कि विविध आकार और‌ प्रकार  के कैनवस का चयन करने में यकीन करती आई हैं जिसके ज़रिए वे सपाट सतह पर भी त्रिआयामी कला का आभास करानेवाली कलाकृतियां पेश करती आई हैं. वे नाइफ़ पेंट के तमाम टेक्सचर्ड सतहों के इस्तेमाल से कैनवस की स्थालकृति को विभिन्न स्तर पर एक आकर्षक कलाकृति में तब्दील करने में माहिर हैं.

अनीता गोयल की कला प्रदर्शनी ‘अवतरण’ को वरली में जोईल्स में 4 फ़रवरी को दोपहर 12.00 से देखा जा सकता है. तमाम कला प्रेमी समसामायिक भारतीय कला के माध्यम बदलाव का आह्वान करने वाले वाली इस कला प्रदर्शनी का साक्षी बनने के लिए आमंत्रित किया है.

अनीता गोयल की कला प्रदर्शनी ‘अवतरण’ का लुत्फ़ 4 फ़रवरी से इस पते पर उठाया जा सकता है: जोइल्स, बिड़ला सेंचुरियन, पांडुरंग बुधकर मार्ग, सेंचुरी मिल्स  कंपाउंड, मुम्बई, महाराष्ट्र 400030

अनीता गोयल की एकांकी कला प्रदर्शनी ‘अवतरण’ 4 फरवरी से

प्रख्यात चित्रकार अनिता गोयल यांचा सोलो शो ‘अवतरण’ ४ फेब्रुवारीपासून

प्रख्यात चित्रकार अनिता गोयल यांचा सोलो शो ‘अवतरण’ ४ फेब्रुवारीपासून

ब्रिटीश भारतातून गेल्यानंतर भारतामध्ये अनेक महत्वपूर्ण बदल झाले, परंतु शाळांमधील कला शिक्षण मात्र त्याच पारंपरिक ब्रिटिश राजवटीतीलच राहिले असे म्हटले तर चूक ठरणार नाही. भारतातील शाळांमध्ये कला प्रशिक्षण पाश्चात्य पद्धतीने शिकवले जात असतानाही, गेल्या शतकभरात भारतातील अनेक चित्रकारांनी स्वतःचे वेगळे अस्तित्व निर्माण केले.

प्रख्यात चित्रकार अनिता गोयल याच पाश्चात्य शिक्षण पद्धतीला आव्हान दे्ण्यासाठी स्वतःचे सोलो चित्रप्रदर्शन ‘अवतरण’ भरवत आहेत. ४ फेब्रुवारी रोजी अनावरण होणाऱ्या या प्रदर्शनातून अनिता गोयल भारतीय शैक्षणिक संस्थांमध्ये प्रचलित कलात्मक नियमांमध्ये क्रांती घडवून आणण्याचा प्रयत्न करणार आहेत.

अनिता गोयल आपल्या प्रदर्शनाबाबत बोलताना म्हणाल्या, “शाळांमधील कला शिक्षण पद्धत कलाकारांची सर्जनशीलता दाबून ठेवत अविभाज्य कलाकृतींना कायम ठेवते, हा एकजीनसीपणा तोडून समकालीन भारतीय कलेची नव्याने व्याख्या करणे हे माझे उद्दिष्ट आहे.”

अनिता गोयल यांची कलात्मक दृष्टी परंपरागत सीमा ओलांडणारी आहे. त्या त्यांची निर्मिती साचेबद्ध कॅनव्हासच्या मर्यादेपलीकडे विस्तारणारी आहे. त्या पेंटिंगच्या आधुनिक साधनांचा अवलंब करतात, विशेषतः पेंटिंग चाकूचा वापर त्या खूपच उत्कृष्टपणे करतात. चित्रकलेने विशिष्ट संदेश किंवा कथन व्यक्त करण्याऐवजी फॉर्म आणि माध्यमाच्या परस्परसंवादाला प्राधान्य दिले पाहिजे. असे अनिता गोयल यांच मत आहे.

अनिता गोयल यांच्या कल्पनेच्या केंद्रस्थानी फॉर्म, रंग आणि पोत यांचा अनोखा मिलाफ करण्यात आलेला असतो. त्यांचे प्रत्येक चित्र कलेच्या आस्वादकांना चित्र सखोल जाणून घेण्यास प्रेरित करतो.  अनिता गोयल यांचे मागील चित्र प्रदर्शन उडान ला पुढे घेऊन जाणारे अवतरण चित्र प्रदर्शन आहे.  कलादर्दींनी येऊन त्यांच्या या नव्या  दृष्टीकोनाची माहिती घ्यावी असा त्यांचा प्रयत्न आहे. आणि त्यामुळेच त्यांच्या कला प्रदर्शनाला कलादर्दींनी यावे असे आवाहन अनिता गोयल करीत आहेत.

वेगवेगळ्या जाडीचे आणि आकाराचे कॅनव्हास अनिता गोयल निवडतात आणि त्यातून सपाट पृष्ठभागावर त्रिमितीय कलाकृती निर्माण करतात. त्यांच्या कलाकृतीवर चाकूने रंग भरलेले असतात. त्यामुळेच कलादर्दींना त्यांचे चित्र अनेक स्तरांवर असल्याचे भासते.

वरळी येथील जोलीज येथे 4 फेब्रुवारी रोजी दुपारी १२ वाजता अवतरण या चित्र प्रदर्शनाला सुरुवात होणार असून हे चित्र प्रदर्शन येण्यासाठी अनिता गोयल सगळ्यांना आमंत्रित करीत आहेत. कलादर्दींना समकालीन भारतीय कलेच्या क्षेत्रातून परिवर्तनशील प्रवासाचा अनुभव देणारे असे हे चित्र प्रदर्शन असणार आहे.

अनिता गोयल यांचे अवतरण प्रदर्शन 4 फेब्रुवारी रोजी दुपारी 12 वाजल्यापासून जोलीज, बिर्ला सेंच्युरियन, पांडुरंग बुधकर मार्ग, सेंच्युरी मिल्स कंपाउंड, वरळी, मुंबई, महाराष्ट्र 400030 येथे सुरू होणार आहे.

प्रख्यात चित्रकार अनिता गोयल यांचा सोलो शो ‘अवतरण’ ४ फेब्रुवारीपासून

Solo Show Of Paintings Titled MEDITATION By Renowned Artist Sanjay Sable In Jehangir

Solo Show Of Paintings Titled MEDITATION By Renowned Artist Sanjay Sable In Jehangir

From: 23rd to 29th January 2024

“MEDITATION” Art An Instrument

Solo Show of Paintings

By Renowned artist Sanjay Sable

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 9860419393

www.sanjaysable.com

Meditation – Art An Instrument

Recent work of a versatile renowned contemporary artist, Sanjay Sable in Acrylic colours on canvas has been displayed in a solo art exhibition in Jehangir Art Gallery, AC – 2, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 23 to 29 January 2024. This exhibition will reveal the outcome of the painstaking efforts taken by the artist to incorporate subtle nuances of Meditation – as an instrument in his creative endeavours in order to enlighten the viewers with newer perspectives of the thematic peculiarities in the relevant arenas of visual fine arts. This is his 5th solo art exhibition in Jehangir Art Gallery.

This show was inaugurated on 23rd January 2024 by Chief Guest Mr. Vishwanath Sabale Dean of Sir J.J. School of Art in the presence of Mr. Chandrashekhar Sudhakar Deshmukh Sectional Engineer, High Court Section, P.W.D. Mumbai. Guest of Honour  Mumbai, Mrs. Hina Bhatt Founder/Director: Hina Bhatt Art Ventires / Hina Bhatt Art Foundation, Nitin Jadia Art Collector among others.

Sanjay Sable hails from Osmanabad (now called Dharashiva).  He had his art education at ChitrakalaMahavidyalayaLatur, Abhinava Kala Mahavidyalay. Pune and Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai. He has been a faculty member at ChitrakalaMahavidyalay, Nashik since 2003. He has showcased his earlier thematic works in various art galleries at Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Alibaug, Chandigarh, Nashik, Kolkata, Aurangabad etc., and received overwhelming public response and appreciations for his work.  He is a proud recipient of several prizes, awards and appreciations from prestigious art promotional institutions at Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Dhule, Amritsar, Ratnagiri etc.  His works are in proud collection of many renowned art collectors in India and abroad.  An active participant in several art camps, workshops organised by reputed art promotional institutions all over the country, he has also showcased his thematic work in some International art exhibitions at Dubai, Bangladesh, Washington – USA etc., and earned warm public appreciations from the art fraternity for his thematic work.  He has presented 54 works in this exhibition for public viewing and the largest sizes of artworks in this show are of 15ft x 4.5 ft and 12ft x 6ft.

The present series in Acrylic colours on canvas illustrate s his transformative thematic perceptions on Meditation – Art An Instrument in the unique expressive style and techniques. He has assimilated various transformations in his style and techniques during the experimentations at different stages and ultimately incorporated their transformed versions in his work in order to render perfection in visual perspectives and various forms of ingredients to accommodate the desired visual effects in them. As a result, his works in these norms and perspectives do represent his newer aesthetic prerogative and    conceptualization alongwith the technical excellence achieved in artistically and aesthetically adorning the works with desired visual parameters in the apt perspectives of fine art.  His paintings reveal an outcome of the total human involvement in his work with free and relaxed mind that is totally unbiased and unprejudised. The fruit of meditation of an artist in achieving unbiased results and outcomes from his endeavours bear true testimony to his sincerity, total dedication to work and an inherent urge to adorn the outcomes with the desired perspectives of divine effects of sublimity, rhythm and ecstasy in the apt arenas of visual fine arts.  With these instruments of meditation along with an experience of about 2 decades in rendering his yeomen services propagation of visual fine arts, Sanjay Sable has created and presented this unique series of artwork that truly illustrates his complete command over the medium and techniques used as well as his positive and optimistic as well as rational approach to incorporate numerous supportive ingredients on a divine and spiritual plane in the work so as to enhance its visual glory and picturesqueness in the desired perspectives.

All works in this series in abstract forms reveal his sound and firm mindset and an eagerness to enlighten all with the newer perspectives of his transformative forms of art work which have the peculiar effect of divine sublimity, eternity and rhythmic ecstasy in them at strategic arenas.

 

MEDITATION Art An Instrument Solo Show Of Paintings By Renowned Artist Sanjay Sable In Jehangir

THE LEGACY An Exhibition of Photographs by veteran photojournalist Mukesh Parpiani in Jehangir

THE LEGACY An Exhibition of Photographs by veteran photojournalist Mukesh Parpiani in Jehangir

From: 17th to 30th January 2024

“The Legacy” An Exhibition of Photographs by veteran photojournalist Mukesh Parpiani

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery,

Terrace Gallery,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001.

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 8108003311

Legendary photojournalist Mukesh Parpiani’s need to chronicle the unusual began at a very young age when he first began to help his brother. His elder brother who was fascinated by photography, had a darkroom at home, and Mukesh used to wash his prints. Gradually, he began to work towards achieving this dream. He enrolled at the Pillai School of Photography (1969-1970), after which, he worked in wedding and travel photography. During this brief stint, he realised that his city has so many intermingled narratives to offer, whose ever-evolving nature is simply waiting to be chronicled.

In 1981, Russi Karanjia, the Editor of The Daily, a morning newspaper in Bombay, offered him a job as their photographer.At The Daily, Parpiani photographed many political leaders and celebrities. Due to this, he became a familiar name in the journalism fraternity. Viveck Goenka, the Chairman and Managing Director of The Indian Express, who had been following Parpiani’s work and career, saw potential in his vision. Eventually, he decided to recruit Parpiani as the photo editor of The Indian Express’ seventeen editions. During his time there, he covered historical events of significance nationally and internationally.Mid-Day, an afternoon tabloid, who noticed Parpiani’s work as a photojournalist and editor, decided to offer him a job as the photo editor. It was the beginning of many things – the turn of the century as well as the tectonic shift of photographic technologies. Tariq Ansari, the Managing Director of the newspaper, gave Parpiani the liberty to develop the department as he needed. Parpiani, upon recognising the dawn of DSLRs, requested Ansari to acquire them for the photo department. Under his tutelage, many young individuals became renowned documentary photographers and photojournalists.

Parpiani curated his first photo exhibition in March 1989 at Piramal Art Gallery of NCPA. His penchant for curating photography exhibition gave him the opportunity to continue even after his retirement at the age of 58.

In 2009, Khushroo Suntook, Chairman of the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), offered him to head the Piramal Art Gallery. Suntook had been familiar with Parpiani’s work and entrusted him with the running of the gallery. For 14 years, Parpiani has single-handedly nurtured and educated the next generation of photographers. He has organised over 250 talks, workshops, exhibitions, and seminars to disseminate photography.

Parpiani has touched countless lives with his photographs while reforming countless more as a mentor. His strengths and humanity lie in his ability to mould the way we perceive Bombay, while his sensitivity and perceptiveness conquer the hearts of those fortunate individuals who have, knowingly or coincidentally, crossed paths with him.

THE LEGACY An Exhibition of Photographs by veteran photojournalist Mukesh Parpiani in Jehangir

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