Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dhyana Roopa - the meditative divine -an exhibition.


Bhairava- an incarnation of lord shiva who celebrates the ending of a cycle .he's the master of time.
Dhyana Roopa - the meditating creator

Trimurti- three faces of divine -Creation , balance and destruction and their symbolic relationship

Shiva sitting and meditating on nandi.




Rama - a warrior prince who becomes a symbol of extreme righteousness .medium- ink and brush.
Vaaman- the story of three steps and humility. medium- photo inks.
Varaha- an incarnation of vishnu as a wild boar restoring the energy field of earth. medium-ink and brush
Matsya- the Fish incarnation ,the story also explain the origins of life and is a parallel to noah's arc. medium- gouche.
The curator

Arjun the man behind the scene.

Parashuram- the brahmin warrior. medium-oils.
a little making of
and a little more..

Kalki- the one who will end this cycle of life. medium- open acrylic
Koorma- vishnu as tortoise a symbol of harmony between five senses.medium -open acrylic
Krishna- the mystical God medium- ink and brush
Bhairav- the master of time medium - gouache.
few initial sketches were also displayed along. medium- ink and brush.
Buddha- the spiritual poet. medium- watercolors

The descent of ganges. medium -ink and brush.

First of all THANKS to everyone who kept coming to this blog despite any new posts, THANK YOU for all the motivation.
last couple of months have been a race against time , as i was buzy exploring and painting away a collection of works which just got Exhibited at the Academy of fine art and literature in Delhi between the 8th and the 12th Dec.
The theme for the show was" DHYAN-ROOPA" which means the meditative aspect of the divine , bringing forth the relationship between the forces of Creation, preservation and Destruction and their exquisite Balance.
The paintings showcased reinterpretation of the "dasa-avatar"-the TEN incarnation of lord Vishnu which not only explains the Darwinian principals of evolution but also existential mysteries of the human mind and matter. this was intertwined with five Incarnations of Shiva
( the god who ends the cycles of time( kaal bhairava).
The intent was to tell these stories outside the known boundaries of religion and link them up with a more"Humanistic" code of life.
though some pieces were highly symbolic some simply framed these Gods in a state of Thoughtfulness.
The show was Curated by Divvya Nirula and was brought together by Arjun NIrula of the NIrula family art trust , the tale of my friendship with arjun is nothing less then unusual but ill keep it for later as this is just the beginning.
The sizes of the paintings were between 4ft x 3ft to 5ft x 10ft and tons and tons of explorations were made to conceive them some of them were displayed to showcase the process as well.
i extend a BIG THANK YOU to all the friends and dear ones who made it to the show from various corners and parts of the planet and to everyone who brought the art ,everything got Sold Out and now to make more back to the books and board:)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

INDIA : Imagined in the Present, An exhibition

INDIA : Imagined in the Present
A group exhibition, where various artists represented their visions on the theme.
ideated by The Nirula Family Art Trust ( part of The Nirula Family Company)
http://thenirulafamilycompany.com/artists.html
The show was opened by Sheila Dixit (Chief Minister, Delhi) and was curated by Divya Nirula.
It was a privilege that my work was showcased along with some of the veteran artists of india, a special thanks to dear friend Arjun for making this happen.

i contributed two paintings :
Ram- the poised one with his vanar sena( army)
dimensions: 10 ft x 5 ft
Krishna- in a contemplative moment.
dimensions: 10 ft x 5 ft

thumbnail version of krishna paintingthumbnail for ram paintinga work in progress size- 10 ft x 5 ft.

works by other Artists.
Portrait of Mother Teresa by the most amazing Raghu Rai, it was an honor to be in the same show as him.A very rare Nanak in Bleeding times" by Veteran artists Arpana Caur.Sanjay' Bhattacharya's incredible Rahul Gandhi.Arjun Raj Nirula's "Three Stages of Buddha"

The exhibition was on for two days, and was greeted with an amazing response. Gratitude towards all those who took time out to come see and showered affection on the art. THANKS.

Preparations for the next show which happens early December are underway, will post more on that soon.
also,
Now my painting work is officially represented by 'The Nirula Family ART TRUST'. You can find them here:
http://thenirulafamilycompany.com/artists.html

About the book,
it's getting edited, the announcements can only be made once we submit it,
so hopefully that will happen soon as well.

THANKS again for bearing the crazy casual postings of an artist and returning for more.
Also a big BOW down to all the amazing art out there, keep it coming:)




Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Krishna- sketches 01











A bunch of sketches from the project,
these suggestive scribbles are the most enjoyable part of the process,
when you are trying to "Search" "Derive" and "Express"
and after the drawn moment is gone you quickly jump to the next,
unaware and uncertain of the results it's only in retrospect that you rationalize
that these random meanderings were somehow connected, like familiar strangers.
somedays you are surging with meaning, and somedays these scribbles
remind you of your imperfections ,
somedays it's anguish of not "finding"
and some days it's the happiness of "locating" a lost treasure.
these scribbles delicately hang between the fertile universe of the mind( the Idea)
and the final deliverable asked by the material world(book or a film)
at times i wonder,
that we are nothing but scribbles of someone 's thought
placed on the vast canvas of life,
trying to become something and eventually nothing again.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sea


part of a story i'm working on:)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Draupadi


Draupadi , the woman in the story of Mahabharata.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

sneak peak-krishna


















"when the skies cried of sorrows with the flowers i sang
when unremembered dreams stood in silence
i like a swan carried them on my wings"

i thought this time let me share something which i've been working on for quiet sometime now ,
still not the full picture only a little sneak peak , few explorations and a panel from the book,
it's been quiet a battle with time and the finish , a mirage, but all of it has reached a suitable end, and few more days before we sail it out to the publishers,
i won't write much at this point and will save the details for later, and most importantly i owe a big "THANK YOU" (ya ,caps lock was invented for a reason) to each one visiting the blog and for all the humble appreciation, THANKS everyone!!!!!