Art Musings at the India Art Fair – Booth E- 1, in New Delhi, is showcasing 11 artists. S H Raza’s work has mystic aspects of Hindu philosophy. The ‘Bindu’ is more of an icon, sacred in its symbolism, and placing his work in an Indian context. Sakti Burman’s paintings evoke the look of a weathered fresco, using a marbling effect, achieved by blending oils with acrylics, and employing pointillism. Anjolie Ela Menon’s art incorporates diverse cultures, with traces of Byzantine traditions. Her works juxtapose the classical icon and the popular image. Nalini Malani is a multimedia artist whose practice encompasses painting, projected animation and video. Baiju Parthan, an inter-media artist, works with traditional media of painting as well as digital technology based installation art. He is showcasing a suite of small paintings. Raghava K K’s work is inspired by current and past events, in which he creates his own version of history through stories and not facts. Nilofer Suleman’s paintings, with elements of Indian typography and street graphics is a coalition of styles that take Indian Graphic Culture onto a contemporary platform. Jayasri Burman weaves the design element of the folk idiom into the intricate patterns of her work, retaining the natural charm and naiveté. Maya Burman’s paintings have a tapestry like effect, the details of Indian miniature painting and French art nouveau tradition merging in her art. In Viveek Sharma’s work, social, and political topics are conveyed through metaphors. Smriti Dixit’s palette consists of textured fabrics and plastics. She embraces the processes of experimentation and creation to communicate the concepts of rebirth, recycling and renewal.
31.01.2013 – 03.02.2013