At a time when noted artist MF Husain lives in self-imposed exile from India, his youngest son, Owais Husain, has followed his footsteps and bringing out a solo show of concept and multi-media art.
Owais, 42, who divides his time between Mumbai and Dubai, will blend art, poetry and music at the exhibition titled,3 Worlds at the Tao Art Gallery in Mumbai, to be held during August 6-26.
The exhibition, that explores different levels of existence, will be divided into three sub-shows — The Heart, The Mind and The Spirit. It is based on the idea that every human being is a storyteller and tells stories through his work or by word-of-mouth.
The Heart will feature 15 paintings and 10 charcoal drawings on paper. “The idea behind these drawings is that the heart never belonged to you in the first place,” curator of the exhibition, Kalpana Shah said.
The Mind will make up of installations of replicas of three life-size Siberian tigers, limestone rocks from the desert of eastern Syria and acrylic sheets. “The concept for the installations springs from the thought that the war of worlds within us are fought and lost in our own minds,” Shah said.
The Spirit is a multimedia blend of art, poetry and music. It will consist seven beds, placed in the centre of the floor, each with a pillow book of poetry.