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The FAR edge of the frowning FOREST, curated by Jitha Karthikeyan

87 F, Sector 53, Golf Course Road, Gurugram, Delhi NCR

The FAR edge of the frowning FOREST, curated by Jitha Karthikeyan

87 F, Sector 53, Golf Course Road, Gurugram, Delhi NCR

Artfairs

India Art Fair 2024

India Art Fair 2024
On view: 01 - 04 February 2024, New Delhi

Featured Works

Paintings
Persistence of faith
Iron, Silicon carbide and ink on concrete
25 x 57 inches
R Magesh

The work explores the constant tension between the aspect of light and dark, good andbad, relating the contemporary to the historic and the sacred to the profane, thesignificance and history of painting as a system of representation, exposing how the materiality of paint can carry and convey meaning. Necessitating a slowed-down process of looking, the intensely worked surfaces are delicate and luminous, expanding and reforming found imagery through studied formal approaches. The work weaves multiple narratives that are based on pre existing imagery culled from a variety of sources, including early renaissance painting, film stills, personal photography, historical events and news

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Paintings
Synthetic landscape
Acrylic on photographic vinyl
12 x 18 inches
Pranay Dutta

My practice examines the complex relationship between our terrestrial species and landscapes; drawing from the tension between our exploitative, extractive processes, and the imaginations/fictions of care, mutation, survival, regeneration and ‘hope’. It departs from the spilling demands of our technological era that depend on further depleting the Earth’s natural resources and studies its vast implications on the future of our ecological systems. Deriving from scientific, infrastructural and climatic data and an archive of images created over the past 8 years, my practice employs the language/devices of science fiction and gaming worlds to coalesce geology, archaeology,

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Paintings
Intertwined
Oil on Canvas
60 x 30 inches
Sarika Mehta

For the small creature Such as we The vastness is bearable Only through love” - Carl Sagan  Vast horizontal expanse of the earth meeting the immense expanse of the sky at the distant horizon is the recurrent motif that remains with you much after you have seen the recent body of works by Sarika Mehta. The sparse vegetation,the scattered float sam,the stumps of long-dead trees,the pebbly beach are the markers that highlights the immense space. In a large work the land, water and the sky troika play tricks with the eye – is it water or a mirage shimmering in the afternoon heat? so typical of the extensive flatlands of Kutch. One cannot miss the tiny hut,the only human

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Paintings
Untitled
Oil on Canvas
24 x 33 inches
Avinash Chandra

"In my art, I seek to merge the vibrant essence of Indian culture with the dynamism of Western modernism. Each stroke on the canvas embodies a celebration of life, echoing the vivid hues and rhythms of my homeland. My work evolves from the heart, exploring the interplay of colors, shapes, and emotions, inviting viewers on a visual journey through the kaleidoscope of existence. Through my paintings, I strive to evoke a sense of joy, capturing the essence of cultural amalgamation and universal harmony." Chandra's paintings are characterized by their vivid use of colors and dynamic brushwork. He embraced abstraction, employing bold, sweeping strokes and a lively palette to create compositions

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Paintings
Untitled
Reverse painting on acrylic sheet
30 x 36 inches
Madhvi Parekh

Madhvi Parekh is one of India’s most distinguished artists, having over five decades of art experience. Madhvi’s artworks depicts her childhood memories and fantasies. Her paintings are inspired by rural India, or Indian mythology but retains her own contemporary