New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Yoginis, tree-goddesses, devis and nymphs are all having a dialogue with nature. It can’t get more exciting as you can experience such a ritualistic ambiance and a harmonious environment with all its physical details.
Curated by Seema Subbanna, Artist Anjan Chakraverty’s solo art show, ” Mystical Narratives”, is on at Alliance Francaise De here till August 21.
His works have undertones of symbolism surrounding the figures and elements of nature that he repeatedly portrays with stylization. There are spells of darkness in the groves lurking with surreal elements.
“This is a very special show for me. I was looking for accongenial ambience. These are small little songs and require patient listener,” Chakraverty said.
“I am glad to hold this show finally and give entire credit to the curatorial support. The paintings on display form a series. These are not there to extend any particular story; these are about a poetic refrain, meant to be savored leisurely,” he added.
The paintngs are illustrative images created in the gouache technique or opaque-watercolor. There is a manifest iconic element revolving around nature and has mystical characters.
Some of the paintings are influenced by medieval poetry and popular lore’s, yet such literary metaphors are absorbed in a personalized mythical narrative that is very contemporary.
The curator described these art works saying, “Anjan is a great artist and his works speak volumes about his understanding of the subject. It’s a pleasure to look at these works”.