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New generation art

art-and-culture Updated: Jan 11, 2011 02:16 IST
Aakriti Sawhney
Aakriti Sawhney
Hindustan Times
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After 3D movies becoming the new age mantra, it’s time for some 3D art. 36-year-old artist Akash Choyal is the first Indian artist who is exploring contemporary art in three dimensional medium. “We have seen 3D works in India before but only in photography. 3D paintings are very different and quite unexplored, both in India and abroad,” says the artist. Choyal will be displaying six of his works in an upcoming exhibition in Delhi, Titled ‘3Ds, Different, Dimensions & Definitions.’

Choyal’s first work in 3D was a painting titled ‘My Arena’, which was a result of the artist’s spiritual experiences. In his current exhibition, the artist is displaying an extension of his first work. Titled ‘Aurara’, the work depicts human tendency to attain the unknown horizons. “The painting has a human figure with many arms and hands. It portrays the human desires to expand and explore whether it’s in terms of money or fame or even friends.”

Besides his 3D paintings, Choyal is also displaying four sculptures, one in bamboo and three in fiber glass. “I started with plaster sculptures in 1996 and now my interest lies in doing something that is different and out of the box. Hence, I use mediums that are diverse. This has led me to intensely explore the possibilities in computer for my 3D paintings.”

Explaining another work from the exhibition, Levitation, the artist says, “Levitation is my journey to discover the truth of existence. The gun in the painting symbolises my question for the infinite. I feel the infinite and the unknown world provides an opportunity to ‘celebrate’ and that’s what life is about, celebrating each moment. In this I have used innumerable intuitional drawings with surreal treatment.”

The exhibition opens on January 19 and is on till February 5 at Gallery Ensign, B– 17, Gitanjali Enclave.
Timings: 11am to 6pm.