EXHIBITION "The Dance of India and Elan" solo art show by Artist Sailesh Sanghvi at Bikaner House, Pandara Road, India Gate > 21st to 30th April 2017
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21st April : 6:30 pm Add to Calendar 21/04/2017 18:30 30/04/2017 20:00 Asia/Kolkata Opening of "The Dance of India and Elan" solo art show by Artist Sailesh Sanghvi Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/04/exhibition-dance-of-india-and-elan-solo.html Bikaner House, Pandara Road, India Gate, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY - Opening
22nd to 30th April : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Add to Calendar 22/04/2017 10:00 30/04/2017 18:00 Asia/Kolkata EXHIBITION "The Dance of India and Elan" solo art show by Artist Sailesh Sanghvi Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/04/exhibition-dance-of-india-and-elan-solo.html Bikaner House, Pandara Road, India Gate, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY - Exhibition on View
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Venue : Bikaner House, Pandara Road, India Gate, New Delhi-110003
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Event Description : EXHIBITION "The Dance of India and Elan" solo art show by Artist Sailesh Sanghvi
Artist Artworks and Concept
The artist selected twelve works, in two different genres, acrylic canvas collages and paper collage for the exposition.
This exhibition has the dual titles of, ‘The Dances Of India’, and ‘Élan’. The Canvas Collage work section, the collection shows the different types of dances across the India. The artist portrays the diversity of Indian dances in the cultural set-up through his work from street entertainment to staged performance. He touches upon the finer aspects of lifestyles and varied dance forms across different states of India.
by whom he was deeply impressed during his visits to those places
One can see the glimpse of Bhangra dance form which is a traditional and lively form of folk dance which originates from Punjab. People in Punjab traditionally perform Bhangra while celebrating the harvest.
The artist has also showcased the the beautiful expressions of Kathakali dancers. Kathakali
is a traditional dance from the south Indian state of Kerala.
The artist has beautifully shown the Gujarati dance form- Dandiya Raas in one of his acrylic canvas collage. Even the artist himself is a Gujarati, Many other forms of dances are also shown in the collages.
These works are delineated in vibrant colours and bright hues with a special attention to the dancer’s costumes and embellishments reflecting a mood of celebration and festivity. The art works focus on the audience and the drama unfolding around as much as they do on the central performer and the accompanying musicians, depicting the ‘completeness’ of the act in a sense.
The second section, ‘Élan’ depict the lifestyles of the common Indian. The artist empathizes with his struggles as well as his pleasures. It is as if, the artist is searching for his own roots, his own hidden ‘Indian persona’ through the study and depiction of the city life as well as the folk life of the Indian countryside along with the ghats of the holy river banks. The art-works reflects the uproars of life, with its many vicissitudes, joys and problems.
These works are imbued with inner vitality and truth of interpretation of both inner life and outer behaviour of the common Indian man. The life of the Indian common man is entwined with nature; the changing seasons, the soil and topography, and the flora and fauna of the place. This throbbing, living world is build up into a complex imagery with many images of man, woman, animals, fair grounds, the ghats of Banaras, the Ganges river, laden with boats, colourful costumes, and flower and foliage bedecked landscapes and houses.
The empathy the artist shows for the rustic life in India, proves him to be a keen observer of life and people. The artist’s imagination has recreated them with great sensitivity. Besides engaging the viewer’s aesthetic eye, these works give us pause to stop and think meditatively. These paper collages are like a journey into the innermost soul, a search for the hidden meaning of life and existence.
The artist, with a youthful sense of adventure has been experimental in his art practice. Always ready to try innovative ideas, he ventured into collage using the nouvelle art practice of working with canvas, pasted on a canvas, stretched on a board. These works, which are on a monumental scale, require patience and are time consuming to create.
The artist was motivated to enter the art world, not only because he has painted and sketched since his school days, but he hopes to help upcoming artists by creating space for them to work in, in a suburbia of Delhi. Inspired by Gerhard Richter and Raja Ravi Verma, he paints in different mediums and style. His experience as an artist has been very positive; not only does he enjoy giving expression to his creativity, but finds the social aspect of meeting new persons very interesting. His advice to youngsters entering the art world is to be conscious of the contemporary art world, as well be open to new ideas and yet retain their individuality.
As an artist, SaileshSanghvi pays attention to minute details while depicting the endearing idiosyncrasies and cultural traits of people, both individual and collective. He has great insights into the quirks of human nature, which he depicts with sympathetic humour in his art. And all life and nature, as depicted in his art, whatever the subject and medium of the artist, is encompassed in multi-point perspectives, painted in jewel like colours.
ARTIST’S STATEMENT// INSPIRATION
He used to paint and draw but his passion fade away with the time due to pressure of his business activities. After taken volunteer retirement, when he looked back again at the creative world, the real journey of arts and passion started. After seeing the art in Europe, especially when he visited the Vatican Museum in Rome, He has got the inspiration to expose our own culture, which is hidden in the modern lifestyle, but in an uncommon way, through the medium of collaging with canvas on canvas.
After giving many practices and experiments to art, he has discovered a unique and different medium of expressing his art skills as Acrylic Canvas Collage. He has emphasized largely on Indian folk and culture into my canvas collage collection where he sketch the image on canvas which has having in his thoughts and colour the canvas as per his imagination. Then the collage work gets started; it takes number of months to cut neatly the small pieces and then to paste it one by one. Though it is time taking but it makes the creation stand out from the crowd.
As far as his abstract works concern, it shows out his inner feelings ways through colours. Taking him inspiration from the nature and the hurly burly of life, he gave his imagination a free-play, producing works that are both vibrantly colourful and him ditatively thoughtful. His abstract works are like a journey into the innermost soul, a search for the hidden meaning of life.
The reason to work on his canvas acrylic collages is largely on the Indian lifestyle and the memories of his childhood that takes me back into those times where .He was able to document the traditional things which is being forgotten by the passage of time due to modernization. He capture those all old but familiar culture in his paintings so that they are documented for times to come. And, the heritage is kept in place and would not get lost with the passage of time by the modern ways of living.
About The artist
Sailesh sanghvi is sensitive to the variegated, colourful moods of nature. He works in pure colours and abstractions. His work include both abstract and collage collections. His collage collection is unique and different among the rest as he use canvas on canvas, retaining the brilliant purity of acrylic colours. The artist collage work is built with thousands of pieces on pieces and requires infinite patience, as also a sharp and well defined sense of aesthetics. It almost takes 6-8 months to complete one painting. The medium of canvas acrylic collage is so unique that it is probably not being used by any artist in India. The artist collage work is built pieces by pieces and requires infinite patience, as also a sharp and well defined sense of aesthetics
He emphasize largely on Indian folk and culture into my canvas collage collection where he sketch the image on canvas which he has having in his thoughts and colour the canvas as per his imagination. Then the collage work gets started; it takes number of months to cut neatly the small pieces and then to paste it one by one. Though it is time taking but it makes the creation stand out from the crowd.” It almost takes months to complete one painting.
Sailesh is a self-taught artist based in India and his paintings focused on its culture. Art for cause and for fund raising (for the education of under privileged children), my one of the work of acryliccanvas collage titled as “The Learning Tree” (40”X47”) was auctioned by Pratham Austin Chapter, USA for $12,000 on Sep 17, 2016.
You can see and know more about SaileshSanghvi’s works by logging on to www.saileshsanghvi.com
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