Pixographic art, Vadodara
art and diplomatic art
By Madhusree Chatterjee
Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India is no stranger to ultra-modern
art like installation art, digital art, mixed media art and
video art. And the capital has just had a dazzling display
of pixographic art.
show is "The Abstract Haze of Reality" by designer-architect
Khushroo Kalyanwala at the Windmill Gallery in Mehrauli. The
exhibition is made of a series of photographic images, which
have been interpreted graphically and touched up with digital
technology to the point of abstraction.
plank of wood on a muddy surface for instance floats in a
composition of digital shapes, broken pixels and colours -
unrecognisable yet familiar. The work was broadly categorised
into landscape, nature, architectural and inanimate objects.
photographer has chosen subjects from the everyday sphere
of work and modified them in his camera and in the processing
lab so that they acquire more depth, layers, new surfaces
and colours to emerge as something new. It is easy to relate
to the frames because of two reasons - they are refreshing,
sensitive and intelligently captioned.
have not seen pixographic art happening before - it's not
only digital art but a concept that has not been touched before.
The initial part is photograph, but it is known as pixographic
because I have enhanced certain things in the photograph graphically,"
Kalyanwala, a collector himself, told IANS.
act from Vadodara
group of seven young artists from M. S. University in Vadodara
is in the capital with an innovative cache of works titled
"Class of 2008". The spread comprises installations,
textile art, tapestries, linear pencil drawings on paper and
experimental art on pencil, charcoal and ink on large format
backdrop is urban and the "school boy" squiggles
on paper cover a variety of subjects like men at work, robots
at work, beast-men (part animal, part human) at work, the
Indian Griha Lakshmi, search for identity, women power and
installations that include a manual drinking water cooler
- operated by a hand pump - in wood and metal. Christened
"Piau", this last piece is reminiscent of Pablo
Picasso's later body of metal work.
works represent the journey of the artists' personal growth
as students to individual creative artists. "Each of
my frames tells a short story. Earlier, my work was full of
tonal variations, but now I stick to linear patterns,"
Bhrigu K. Sharma said.
artists include Sandip M. Pisalkar, Bosudhara Mukherjee, Shreyas
Karle, Bhrigu K. Sharma, Swetha B.V., Bhavin Mistry and Nibha
Sikandar. The show at Art Konsult Gallery closes Jan 10.
through foreign eyes
exhibition, "India Through My Eyes", captures the
perception of the spouses of diplomats posted in the capital
as they showcase the entire gamut of the India experience
with their paintings, sculpture and photographs.
50 frames are simplistic but colourful and spontaneous, depicting
the rich colours of the country. The show has been brought
by the TMZ Group, The Metropolitan Hotel and the Dhoomimal
show also marks the entry of TMZ group into art investment
in a big way.
at TMZ believe that this purity of intent and change needs
to be supported and preserved for posterity. And we intend
to continue this journey into the present continuum,"
said Viraz Gupta, chairman of the TMZ Group.
also has a cause as proceeds from the sale and a calendar
that was culled from the show will go to the Cheshire Homes
for the destitute.