Each sculptor and their practice and method in this show carries the essence of their language, life, success and how their work helped to unfurl the epoch and understanding of a practice- about their own experience and understanding that is profound and timeless.
Contemporary Sculpture in India and the works of the 20 sculptors living in India scrutinize the living reality, which is diverse, but direct and different position of art confront the viewer in an overwhelming and dizzying fashion-exciting that it contrasts the work of major sculptors with widely disparate styles. This is the moment of aesthetic distance that provides the narrative a double edge. We are at a crucial point here. Their practice is meditative, explorative, and creative and can incorporate carving, sculpting, assimilating, drawing and using one’s full artistic potential to create a work of art. The staging of the otherness and alteration that constitutes in these objects, for us serve the essential aspects of a fictional universe. The beauty and ideas of these works are extreme promises of post independent nation. These artists of some were trained to be a painter or a sculptor but do not fear to go into a unchartered territory, their growing mastery as a sculptor, traditional stone carvers and installation artists deserve a wider recognition. Their art speak from the depths of the soul and reaches out to us to a world of infinitely rich theatre of their soul that weave and re- weave a potent spell for all of who dare to share in the drama. An entire process through which these sculptors tear up the conventions, ways of seeing and saying. These tear up the spectator, who finds himself or herself torn between received ides/ feelings that dismembered by each sculptor’s verve and language- A visual text that is seized with desire, mirth, and resemblance.
The exhibition can be viewed from Monday to Saturday, 12 to 7 p.m. excepting Sundays and is also available online at www.aakritiartgallery.com
Preview on 12th January,2012 at 6.00pm.