"Merging/Submerging'" A group photography exhibition at Art Konsult, F 213-C, First Floor, Lado Sarai > 7th November to 5th December 2013

Time : 
7th November : 6.00 p.m.-8.30 p.m - Opening
7th November to 5th December : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm - Exhibition on View

Entry : Free

Place : Art Konsult, F 213-C, First Floor, Lado Sarai, New Delhi -110 030
Venue Info : artkonsult.in  | Nearest Metro Station - 'Saket(Yellow Line)'

Event Description : ''Merging/Submerging'' A group photography exhibition.

As ‘today’ would fully sub-merge into ‘yesterday’ by ‘tomorrow’ similarly ‘reality’ loses its identity to ‘history’, at this time photography comes to rescue as it plays with the algorithm of time and space.
At time photographs act as a ‘mirage’ by creating a fictional hopeful world which seems beautiful when seen in the confines of a framed photograph but at times reality suffocates under the labyrinth of colorful submerging stories printed on a canvas.

Art Konsult along with the artists would try to depict this merging/sub merging effect and let the viewers see their own life reflections through the works.

Participating artists: Abul Kalam Azad, Anurag Sharma, Chandan Gomes, Dr. Deepak John Mathew, Gireesh GV, Rafeeq Ellias, Vicky Roy, Vinit Gupta, Partha Seal
About participating artists and their work:

Abul Kalam Azad‘s first exhibition was in Kalapeedom, Kochi and since then has displayed his works in India and abroad, including London, New York, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Switzerland and Montpellier.

His pioneering works bring about a break to the norms of classical photography and create images, which blends the technical perfection of the photography, with the composition of paintings and images that surpasses reality, dream and the abstract.

Anurag Sharma has participated in many exhibitions for instance ‘Parallel Cities’ ,organized by Pro Helvetia – Swiss Art Council at Max Muller Bhawan, January 2013,Sarai Reader 09 Exhibition ,United Artist Fair held in Delhi, September 2012,Public Art Exhibitions with P(art)ial which is a Delhi based art collective, Indian Art Festival held in Mumbai, 2011.

His works depict the planned grid lines, cutting the sky space in geometrical patterns with measured and controlled proportions.  They are also a testimony to the scientific and industrial development of a city. 

Dr. Deepak John Mathew is a renowned photographer and award winning professional (including the Commonwealth fellowship for developing a split site PhD program and learning about practice based Ph D in Photography(2011), India Habitat Award, Young Artist, Inlaks Fine Art Award to name a few, published author (Principles of Design through Photography) and a reputed judge and mentor, globally. Dr. Mathew heads the Photography Design Department at the National Institute of Design(NID), Ahmadabad. Dr. Mathew has developed the curriculum and designed the first post graduate Dual Master level program in Photography Design in India.

His series “Doob Gaye Hum..Duba diya humne” is on water which was Shot in Tehri and Haridwar which looks at the story of human intervention in a natural resource (in a subtle and poetic manner). This is the photographer’s reflection to the way we use and abuse the river.

Gireesh GV has worked as Senior Photographer with India Today News Magazine , Photographer for Outlook News Magazine , for Outlook Traveller, Outlook Money and other group publications, Life Positive New Age Magazine, New Delhi .

His series “Decorative soldiers” depict the freedom fighters as a decorative piece in a public place.. Whether we actually get inspired by their struggles and strength or ignore them in the name of public art is what these series question us..

Rafeeq Ellias has won over 30 national and international awards, including 2 from the Art Directors Club of New York; Photographer of the Year and Best Photograph of the Year at the Communications Arts Guild in Mumbai; Gold, Silver and Bronze at ADASIA. His works have been published by Graphics Press in Switzerland as well as leading art and photography journals in Japan and Europe. His pictures of Kolkata’s Chinatown were a part of the inaugural show of the Museum of Cultures in Basel, Switzerland, when it re-opened after extensive renovations in 2011. Rafeeq’s films include his first 16 mm documentary in 1998 as a cinematographer for Britain’s Channel Four on the Kumbh Mela in India (“The Nectar of Immortality”), shot a film on the condition of Mumbai’s pavement and slum dwellers (“Slum Mumbai”); another on the  historic 150-year old library of the Asiatic Society in the city (”Steps in Time”); and recently a film on Mumbai as a cinema city (”Do Rafique”) in conversation with Rafique Baghdadi, a noted chronicler and historian. In 2003, Rafeeq made his landmark film “The Legend of Fat Mama” for BBC World on the Chinese community in Kolkata.

His photography ranges from portraiture, travel, ballet, opera, fashion to editorial. This exhibition would focus mainly on the “ballet” series of his work and one interesting portrait of a lady with an added element of surprise and a discrete message.

Vicky Roy : Hailing from West Bengal, Vicky arrived in Delhi at the age of eleven. He studied photography at Triveni Kala Sangam following which he assisted photographer Anay Mann.  In 2007, he held his first solo exhibition, Street Dreams at the India Habitat Centre, Delhi. In 2008, Ramchander Nath Foundation (RNF) nominated Vicky for a mentorship program for which he was selected by the US based Maybach Foundation to study at the International Center of Photography, New York as part of a residency program. While in New York he photo-documented the reconstruction of the World Trade Center. He recently showcased his work at the prestigious Vadehra Art Gallery.

His works in this exhibition would make you contemplate and resolve the bright intricacies and complexities in his photographs.

Chandan Gomes:  At 23, he became the youngest recipient of the prestigious India Habitat Centre Fellowship for Photography in 2011. Photographs from his awarded essay were a part of the Inaugural Delhi Photo Festival. His first photo book is due for release in late ’12.
This exhibition would display Chandan Gomes series which are based on a song he had heard long back.

Vinit Gupta has won various awards for instance Neel Donger Grant for excellence in Photography 2013’by India Photo Archive Foundation,Performance Award at Humanity Photography Awards, China for my work with Dangar tribes in interior Maharashtra "Rituals of Self Surrender"in the category of Traditional Rites in 2013.He was the winner of the Photo Essay Category “Song of the Road” Canon-Better Photography Photographer of the Year 2011 Award.

“Portraits from Mahan Forest” document the dignity and a way of life and celebrate the legacy of individual/communities, who sustain in that environment and culture. By capturing these Individuals /community members at this critical time when tribal communities of Mahan are facing significant social and economic changes, these portraits, chronicle the changing face of these communities and landscape in transition.

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"Merging/Submerging'" A group photography exhibition at Art Konsult, F 213-C, First Floor, Lado Sarai > 7th November to 5th December 2013 "Merging/Submerging'" A group photography exhibition at Art Konsult, F 213-C, First Floor, Lado Sarai > 7th November to 5th December 2013 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Thursday, December 05, 2013 Rating: 5

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