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Art exhibition promotes new talent

An exhibition showcasing the works of four young artists began at Sakshi Gallery, Colaba on Thursday.

mumbai Updated: Jul 19, 2010 00:56 IST
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An exhibition showcasing the works of four young artists began at Sakshi Gallery, Colaba on Thursday.

The themes of the paintings range from violence in popular culture and war to embroidery work by local artisans.

The exhibition is on till August 3.

“This is an opportunity for us to work with new artists and promote new talent,” said Geeta Mehra, the gallery’s director.

Tripura-born Mrinmoy Debarmma’s painting titled Giri Gobardhan takes off from the popular mythical lore of Krishna holding the Govardhan mountain to shelter the residents of Vrindavan.

“Having grown up in the North East, I’ve been exposed to daily instances of violence. My work uses figures we’ve all grown up with, such as Tom and Jerry and Spiderman, along with contemporary ones like Ajmal Kasab, to examine the violence that pervades our social fabric,” says the 28-year-old National Award winning artist.

The works of Sabir Ali (26) are centred around war.

One of them is an adaptation of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Pieta. “My paintings are a creative response to war,” he said.

Pradiptaa Chakraborty (31) explores the idea of how human relations depend on people’s ability to perform and the deftness of their acts.

The works of artist Jyotirmoy De (33) are inspired by the traditional ‘kantha’ embroidery of Bengali artisans and use the medium of stitch on cloth.