Art Musings presents a group show ‘Visages’ featuring acclaimed artists KG Subramanyan, Sakti Burman, Jogen Chowdhury, Jayasri Burman, Maïté Delteil, T Vaikuntam, Suhas Roy, Laxma Goud,Suhas Bahulkar, Neeraj Goswami, Lalu Prasad Shaw which opens on 1 June 23. The exhibition features paintings in oils, acrylic & watercolor as well as etchings and sculptures in their trademark style.
‘Visages’ engages with various aspects of humanity with the stylized representation of the human form. Femininity, grace and sensuality are tackled in the characteristic visual languages of artists Jogen Chowdhury, Suhas Roy, Suhas Bahulkar and Neeraj Goswami. In Lalu Prasad Shaw’s serene profile portraits, we get a glimpse of elegance in Bengali women draped in saris, holding a mirror or flower. Alluding to mythology, Thota Vaikuntam and Sakti Burman portray playfulness in their characters who could be musicians or deities. The former uses a colourful, primary colour palette in a village setting. The latter’s contour drawings are more Western in manner. A gamut of subjects is addressed by Laxma Goud through his works – from the representation of deities, village scenes and, sexual intimacy in couples. The essence of cohabitation between animals and humans is seen in the works of Goud as well as in the suite of pen and ink drawings by Jayasri Burman. In the finest details, Maïté Delteil renders in graphite on paper surrealistic dreams. KG Subramanyan too portrays the state of the mind with activity in homely interior spaces.