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EXHIBITION "Kaleido-scapes: Nature in Vibrant Hues" a solo show by Bikash Poddar at Gallerie Ganesha, E-557, Greater Kailash-II > 11am-7pm on 24th March to 25th April 2017

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Paintings by Bikash Poddar
Time : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (Sunday Closed) Add to Calendar 24/03/2017 11:00 25/04/2017 19:00 Asia/Kolkata EXHIBITION "Kaleido-scapes: Nature in Vibrant Hues" a solo show by Bikash Poddar Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/03/exhibition-kaleido-scapes-nature-in.html Gallerie Ganesha, E-557, Greater Kailash-II, New Delhi-110048 DD/MM/YYYY - Exhibition on View

Entry : Free


Venue : Gallerie Ganesha, E-557, Greater Kailash-II, New Delhi-110048
Venue Info : gallerieganesha.com | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Kailash Colony(Violet Line)'

Event Description : Gallerie Ganesha presents "Kaleido-scapes: Nature in Vibrant Hues" a solo show by Bikash Poddar.

Portraying the fine blend of Indian miniatures and Chinese calligraphic art, Bikash Poddar is regarded as one of our best known landscape artists from Bengal who blends landscapes with human form in a seamless harmony. His landscapes reflect a translucent glow of colour (that Bengal art assimilated from Chinese and Japanese calligraphic art) blended with the detailed portrayal of monuments and human figures from our own miniatures. His paintings depict landscapes in miniature format with highly detailed architecture: ruined temples, weathered habitations and boats by the waterside. Then there are his boldly coloured works that concentrate on objects of daily use, another important trend in Bengal art that he manages to balance with large areas of formless space. His works are an important contribution to the art of Bengal, dialectical and evocative and memorable for the quality of their execution.

Says art critic Suneet Chopra: “When I first saw his earlier work, what struck me about was the proportion of the human figures that blended beautifully with the landscape and yet held their ground in a symbiotic relationship that evoked the relation between man and his creations together. Since then he has blown up these miniatures in scale in a manner that builds a harmony between forms and the formless flows of colour, inviting the eye to explore space while at the same time following the narrative of his figures set in the theatrical backdrop of architectural forms. These romantic reveries of spaces in the mind are successful largely because of his excellence as a painter of rare quality without which his landscapes would have been reduced to being mere pictures.”

These they are not. They span the cultures of two great neighbouring countries, those of India and China, the first highlighting detailed miniature forms bursting with life while the latter evokes the essence of aesthetic expression of the human presence at its most minimal. The success of these works resides in how he balances the two with a delicacy few artists achieve.

Born in 1954 in Kaliyaganj, North Bengal, Poddar studied at the College of Art and Craft, Kolkata and completed his five years of diploma in Applied Art with a gold medal. He turned to full time painting in the nineties, following the success of his shows of watercolours in Delhi and Mumbai. He has shown his work in nearly 25 solo and group shows in India and abroad. His works are with collectors and corporate houses in Delhi, Mumbai, USA, Hongkong, Canada, Australia and Singapore besides others.

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EXHIBITION "Kaleido-scapes: Nature in Vibrant Hues" a solo show by Bikash Poddar at Gallerie Ganesha, E-557, Greater Kailash-II > 11am-7pm on 24th March to 25th April 2017 EXHIBITION "Kaleido-scapes: Nature in Vibrant Hues" a solo show by Bikash Poddar at Gallerie Ganesha, E-557, Greater Kailash-II > 11am-7pm on 24th March to 25th April 2017 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on 15:03 Rating: 5

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