On The Inimitable Spirit Of life by Nayanaa Kanodia

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Date and Time: 
20 November - 19 December 2022, 11am to 7pm (Sundays closed)Add to Calendar 20/11/2022 11:00 19/12/2022 19:00 Asia/Kolkata On The Inimitable Spirit Of life by Nayanaa Kanodia Must check for Details and on Event day before visiting -
Treasure Art Gallery (TAG), D-24, Defence Colony, New Delhi, Delhi-110024, IndiaDD/MM/YYYY
 Exhibition on View

Entry: Free

Venue: Treasure Art Gallery (TAG), D-24, Defence Colony, New Delhi, Delhi-110024, India
Venue Info: treasureartgallery.com | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Lajpat Nagar(Violet Line)'

Event Description: 
TAG Treasure Art Gallery Presents 'On The Inimitable Spirit Of life' by Nayanaa Kanodia

An economist turned painter and a brilliant colourist with a strong individualism in her work, Nayanaa Kanodia can be considered to be the pioneer of the genre of L’Art Naif in India. She has held innumerable shows in India and abroad. Her paintings are in the collection of major art collectors and corporate houses all over the world. 
Musee International D’Naif Art in Paris permanently displays her paintings. She is the first Indian whose paintings were selected in Paintings in Hospitals, UK. She has been featured in an international publication Women in Art by Reinhard Fuchs, a rare honour for any Indian artist. Impressed with the social messages being conveyed in her paintings, a consortium of schools in Los Altos, U.S.A. is using her work as a medium of instruction to their students.
She has recently been appointed as a juror for the Prisma Art Prize for their Rome Dividere in Europe. She is the first Indian on their panel which is an honour not only for her but also for her country. She is associated with many charitable societies, gives talks and conducts workshops and presentations on art in various organizations and universities. She is also a judge in art competitions. She has attended Art Camps in India, London, Sweden, Italy,
Moscow, Greece, Bangkok and Cambodia. Her work is characterised by the air of whimsy, flat bright polished surfaces and the extraordinary plethora of intricately worked details and patterns

Her visuals provide a frame through which you peep into these painted snapshots of ordinary people with a myriad of fantastical elements like the creatures of wildlife propping up in compositions like a flamingo at the foot of the couch, a zebra peeping in through the window, monkey eating a banana crouched behind a woman. This synthesis of reality with fantasy, of lush green with a synthetically crafted interior, is meshed in a dreamlike nuance. It may be
perceived as an ironic juxtaposition of what the balance of ecology has become today or the sheer vibrancy of the composition as a whole clasp on to a utopian vision that cradles a sense of harmony amongst the living.
Through this exhibit, Kanodia is examining various angles of a single prism. At first glance, you see a portrayal of a quaint scene but upon further examination, an integrated multilayered expression is revealed as the artist believes that one can only grasp the complexity and nuance of the vision she holds, only after abandoning typical notions and then keenly observing the relationships and components at play.
On lyrical notes drawn from her observations, romantic portrayal of the scenes from daily life opens up to the Mumbai street in Monsoon embellished with people with their bright umbrellas to a barber engaged in his work in a pleasant corner amidst the greens, spiritedly chatting with his customer and a welcoming couple in a warm embrace of conversation and laughter. In these renderings, Kanodia infuses an incandescent spirit in little moments from life
such as these, which may go unnoticed at times.
Kanodia plays with satirical tones that bring out the hypocritical beliefs our society seems to hold when it comes to modern values in a light-hearted fashion. She makes an unforgettable social commentary on how we behave, perceive, and occupy space. The world is so true, naked, and ludicrous that we catch our breath as we recognize it.

text by Utpreksha Saidwal

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