The art show titled Emotions, Nature, Animals & Human set to begin at Indian Habitat Centre from 16 January will present artworks by two different artists, Kanika Mukherjee and Tirthankar Biswas. These artists have created intricate paintings that come spontaneously from the store of their imagination while observing people and incidents they witness in their daily lives.
While Biswas has explored an array of non-visible feelings between humans and animals that bring them together, Mukherjee tends to establish the necessity of clothes for people while showcasing the product’s immense potential of being dispersed across the canvas in myriad colours.
For the paintings that will be displayed in the show, Mukhrejee has used raw fabric to demonstrate impeccable imagery of landscapes, forests, rocks, mountains, trees and flowers that is not only poetic but also tends to establish a potent relation between human beings and the nature.
“These paintings are a celebration of a union between humans and the quietude of nature. I have used fabric to create these landscapes because I think the nature of the medium that evoke a need amongst people to visit nature anew,” says Mukherjee.
The artist has incorporated vibrant hues of blues and earthy colours that shine through the cuts and wraps of the fabric while demonstrating different moods of nature. The landscapes move in cyclic times, their daylight descending into resplendent hues of a serene lake or the darkness of a lonely night.
Whereas Biswas tends to explore much wider subjects for his paintings ranging from Scam Smelling Dog to God giving blessings to the devastation that Taliban caused to the world with its terror. But the common denominator in his paintings remain the movement and the kinetic force which he implies through the use of diluted ink to pencil, pastel, charcoal, acrylic and oil colours depending upon the demand of the subject.
“These works are a mix-bag of my imaginations that comes spontaneously while I get closer to my subject. They have a deep connection with the visible world that I saw during my childhood and non-visible feelings that can only be expressed on paper or a canvas. Sometimes these are in realistic approach and sometimes semi-realistic. I also like to bring in variation in the medium that I use to express my imagination similar to my subject,” says Biswas.
Emotions, Nature, Animals & Human by Kanika Mukerjee will be on view at Open Palm Court, India Habitat Centre from 16 till 20 January