EXHIBITION "MNMLISM" A group photography show at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road > 11am-7pm on 25th, 26th & 27th January 2017

MNMLISM group photography show

Time : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 25/01/2017 11:00 27/01/2017 19:00 Asia/Kolkata EXHIBITION "MNMLISM" A group photography show Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/01/exhibition-mnmlism-group-photography.html Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY - Exhibition on View

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Venue : Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

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Event Description : 
EXHIBITION "MNMLISM"  A group photography show 

Participating photographers: Ronny Sen, Ravi Dhingra, Tribhuvan Deo, Radhakrishna Rao and Vikram Singh


“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
- Hans Hoffman

Featuring: Ronny Sen, Ravi Dhingra, Tribhuvan Deo, Radhakrishna Rao and Vikram Singh.
Minimalism is a style employed by numerous 20 th Century artists, using just the absolute necessary elements including colour, shape, line and texture. Within the art-world it is considered an extremely subjective concept, leaving interpretation and meaning up to the viewer’s perception of the work. In the 1960’s minimalist photography thrived when attention moved away from abstract expressionism, mostly in America. In India, it is perhaps a more recent phenomenon, given that in our country, there is a glut of imagery, less is always less and more is never enough, photographers don’t move towards Minimalism. However, there are a handful of artists who tend to lean towards a minimal aesthetic, without rendering it sterile or reductive.

In photography, ‘Minimalism’ is not constructed the same way it is in painting, since photos are considered a slice of life, a snapshot of something real rather than a painting that is an imagined reality. While a painter has complete control over the elements because they are notional, a photographer must work with the elements available on the ground. Despite this though, photographers are known to employ and construct a frame that is minimalist in nature. How does a lay-person recognize a minimal photograph? There are certain characteristics that are common to minimal photographs.

In most minimal photography, the subject dominates the frame with a limited number of other objects distracting the focus on the primary subject. For minimalists, leaving out is as important as including what to keep in. With colour photography it is important to choreograph complementary or contrasting colours to the point that colour takes precedence over the subject. Strong lines are another tool used to construct a minimal frame, as is evoking a strong sense of texture. Like all art and photography, even minimalists tell a story with their image, although, as mentioned earlier the narratives are open to interpretation.
In a culture of digital imagery, where the cellphone is as potent an instrument of photography as the SLR camera, and Instagram is an online portfolio, the photosphere is populated by a thousand images a minute. It is perhaps a challenge to go down the minimalist path, but amply rewarding for both photographer and viewer. Art Explore brings into focus, a handpicked selection of photographs that are shorn of the superfluous.

Transforming the ordinary and the mundane into an aesthetic memorable moment.


Ronny Sen: Is an independent photographer based in Kolkata. A recipient of the annual Getty Images Instagram grant, Sen is known to create works as both a documentary and fine art photographer. His frames are usually quite minimal, dark and grainy, capturing what is often on the fringes of society. From the shadowy nightlife in Siam Reap, Cambodia to the 100-year underground fire at Jharia in Jharkhand, from the people of Poland to the people of Siliguri, Sen has an empathetic and sharp eye.

Ravi Dhingra: A Delhi-based photographer, Dhingra’s work is marked by the sensitivity to finding beauty in mundane objects. He attempts to bring out emotions associated with every-day subjects that range from a state of happiness to dejection. His intention is to involve the viewer with his photographs and emotions. A chance assignment with a publication led to Dhingra transitioning from a hobbyist to a full-fledged job. He displays a selection of minimal frames that capture ephemeral beauty.

Tribhuvan Deo: Tribhuvan Deo is painter-photographer with a strong interest in contemporary and indigenous art. He is a frequent traveler who goes astride his dependable Royal Enfield to the foothills of the Himalayas and the interiors of MP, Chhattisgarh and Odisha, seeking art, spirituality and inspiration. This series of photographs document his sojourn in Ladakh, capturing the mammoth rugged terrain. His photographs are like haikus inspired by nature.

Radhakrishna Rao: Recipient of several national and international awards Radhakrishna Rao is inspired by Kishore Parekh’s works. Social issues and documenting them is his passion. His primary concern is to understand humanity through his viewfinder. This particular series was taken in Madhya Pradesh during one of his travels, viewed through a curtain of rain, images become anonymous and minimal.

Vikram Singh: An independent photographer, Vikram is inspired by the sights of India that he believes is a photographer’s delight. With its diversity and vastness India continues to shock and awe with its myriad of emotions, colours and breathtaking drama. His frames are paired down to the minimal where colour and form come together to create a sparse yet powerful image.

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EXHIBITION "MNMLISM" A group photography show at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road > 11am-7pm on 25th, 26th & 27th January 2017 EXHIBITION "MNMLISM" A group photography show at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road > 11am-7pm on 25th, 26th & 27th January 2017 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Friday, January 27, 2017 Rating: 5

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