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Baroda March enters its second year with new media art, reports Jigna Padhiar.

art and culture Updated: Mar 13, 2009 13:25 IST
Jigna Padhiar
Jigna Padhiar
Hindustan Times

The Strand Art Room’s Baroda March enters its second year with 14 young artists from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda showcasing mixed media artworks.

Curator and gallery owner Rukshaan Krishna started the show last year. The overwhelming support from the artists gave her the idea to make Baroda March an annual affair. “Even though times are tough this year, I wanted the show to go on,” states Krishna.

Art track
Among the exhibits is Kamal Pandya’s architecture-based work, where he blends miniature style of painting with sculpture. Abhijeet Paul tells about the fable culture through his works based on the theme of donkeys.

Shivakumar’s Jackson Pollock look in his own style sits quietly on the wall and Namrata Sneha’s work portraying Mahatma Gandhi with the use of a design element gets the viewer thinking. Nandini Das merges the Baroda and Bengal styles, while Nityanand Ojha uses 700 film reels to create a quirky sculpture.

“A show like this is always different because of the variety of artists. Also one can see the artists’ growth over the year and there’s definitely more variety,” says Krishna.

The other artists featured in the show are Manoj Baviskar, Gururaj Hadadi, Momin Nisar, Mehul Patel, Nirav Patel, Brighu Sharma and Rajshri Smart.