In an attempt to look at nudity in a soft and simple light sans vulgarity, artist Mukesh Singh has come up with 13 paintings exploring his thoughts. A sculptor at heart and a painter by choice, Singh, 38, exhibits his artworks titled — The Mysterious Curves, that speak of this thoughts about the human body.
His paintings show the human body in different postures with a careful selection of colours. “The idea behind each painting is to bring out the message that nudity is not always vulgarity. It’s the expression that either makes it vulgar to simple or sober,” he says.
A lot of research had to be put to come up with these paintings, which were completed in a course of 20 months. “I read a lot about body poses and then made a choice that what all should be painted on the canvas,” he says.
As he started his career in arts as a sculptor, body forms have always intrigued him. “A while ago, I was flipping through a catalogue of an Indonesian sculptor, it was then that the idea of transforming this on canvas struck me,” he says.
His art works are majorly dominated by the hues of violet. “Purple happens to be my favourite colour,” he adds. All the exhibits are up for sale (Rs1-1.7lakh).
Catch him here
What:The Mysterious Curves
When: August 1-5
Where:Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road