Close to beauty
In his solo Exhibition 'Mystique Moments' Subrata Sen highlight Indian beauty bringing the canvas alive through his distinctive style of exhibiting women inspired by a Rajasthani backdrop. Fifteen unique paintings rightfully justify the talent and skill behind Sen's insight to the women of rural India.
A self-taught artist, art to him is a language of true emotions. Sen believes that art has the divine power to take you to a different world, a world where there are no boundaries, no religion and no prejudices where everything seems to be in balance and in perfect harmony. His forte is painting women in the backdrop of Rajasthan. He loves to paint the desert beauty as he is fascinated by the uniqueness and the culture of the land. His 'Rajasthani ladies' are divinely beautiful and rich both in details and colours.
When and Where: Till May 10 at Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery from 11 am to 7 pm
A group of four contemporary sculptors from Kolkata comprising Tapas Sarkar, Somnath Chakraborty, Chandan Roy and Subrata Paul are displaying their work in bronze which exemplify relevant details of vivid realms of life in the apt perspectives via textural finesse of surface finish and the respective glows on the outer peripheries of these creative endeavours. Sarkar's works on Musical Call and Power reveal a dexterity and skilled craftsmanship while Paul's works on Death Mate and Game illustrate the human psychology related to game or playfulness or the social norms associated with the dread or fear associated. Chakraborty's Siddhidata and Rejoice reveal the workmanship and skilled dexterity in rendering the apt textural quality and Roy's Family and Couple reveal the close ties of human relation and associations.
When and Where: On till May 11 at Artists Centre Art Gallery from 11 am to 7 pm
Unseen works of John Fernandes
John Fernandes, the artist par excellence, is considered by many to be one of the finest realist Indian painters. Learned under the tutelage of the Late KB Kulkarni, he worked as a full time artist for more than 25 years. His grasp of line, form and colour tones was something exceptional. He learnt drawing from nature, from memory and from live models, using the medium of pencils, charcoal, crayons, watercolours and oils with equal ease. John's paintings encapsulate with great skill, the sensual female form, rendered with a rare delicacy and sensitivity. His figurative paintings left one enthralled by the provocative and yet sensually innocent look of his women. Besides figurative studies he also painted landscapes and still life with equal compositional and tonal skill. Be it water colours or oils, John's disciplined and confident handling of his subjects, left the definitive stamp of a master artist.
When and Where: Till May 20 at ArtDesh, Walkeshwar Road from 11 am to 7 pm