Date – 13th January 2020 Monday till 19th January 2020 Sunday
Time- 5:00 pm onwards
Venue- Jehangir Art Gallery, Gallery 4 – 161B, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
For all the avid art lovers in Mumbai “Divine Intervention” is an art Exhibition that will let you have a rare access of series of artworks by internationally acclaimed artists — Subramanian Gopalsamy and Gnanadickam Ponnusamy
13th January, 2020 in Mumbai- Great art has always been more concerned with perception or vision than the accuracy of depiction-breaking new grounds in some way, influencing, inspiring and setting new standards. With an extremely powerful impression of an individualistic mind and style which are embodied deeply in these greatly talented and eclectic artists- Subramanian Gopalsamy and Gnanadickam Ponnusamy will use the power of the visual image to ignite imaginations, evoke emotions and capture universal cultural truths and aspirations.
The alluring simple yet soulful divine collection ‘DIVINE INTERVENTION’ by effervescent creators’ will take you on a spectacular visual journey that cherishes devotion to the sublime.
Subramanian art is characterised by bursts of joyous colour and richly detailed yet essentially simple figures inspired by children’s perception and Impressionist masters. P. Gnana’s signature style favours elongated forms.
About Subramanian Gopalsamy – It is believed that with loss that a new life begins. As young artists in the city G. Subramanian was carving a niche for himself as a decorative painter, when his only daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Her passing away shattered all possibilities and his life came to a standstill. He went on a spiritual journey in search of answers, yet his life seemed blurry. His reverie was broken when he won a gold medal in art competition , which led him to take art classes for children. He visited the Sistine chapel in Italy , and while facing the Michelangelo’s masterpiece , he found his path and a whole new meaning to his life.
Subramanian Gopalsamy said ‘I started working on images of god, goddesses, parrots, flowers like the lotus and the smiling face of my daughter always find a place in my art. These subjects come naturally to me. The mythological images like Buddha, Ganesha, Krishna and Saraswati come from my childhood memories growing up in coastal village listening to mythological stories narrated by the elders. My daughter loved birds and the parrot was her favourite, so all my paintings will depict one. The inspiration and spark behind my art is the smile of my daughter. For me texture is very important and it helps me connect with the viewers. I want looking at my art to not only understand the emotion behind it but to also feel it”
Born in 1952 in Tamil Nadu G. Subramanian’s work is inspired by innocence and divine beauty in a child’s face and the power of Indian mythology. He graduated in fine arts from the government college of arts and craft in Chennai. His works are a part of lalit kala academy in New Delhi. South side gallery, Edinburg, UK and The World Bank in Chennai. His multi layered collages reinterpret the printed images and texts from popular magazines and abstract background highlighting the complex imagery. He makes use of his experience as graphic designer in the play with images
About Gnanadickam Ponnusamy- P. Gnana paints, sculpts and creates conceptual installations, as one of Singapore’s leading artists. Indeed, he has obtained a highly-captivated audience in the Lion City and internationally, for the aesthetic and conceptual niche that he has created for himself within the ever-competitive dynamics and economics of urban art-making. This, he continues to achieve, by constantly counter-challenging or taming the forces that urge him to dispel his obsessive fascination towards the cow, a recurring symbol in his art since the last 9 years of his 25-year career as an artist.
It is a fact that exemplary paintings by Gnana are also in the collections of the former President of the Republic of Singapore, of the Singapore Art Museum of the National Heritage Board and of the current Ambassador of India to the United Arab Emirates.
Gnana is a recipient of the LASALLE Scholarship of the LASALLE College of the Arts(Singapore), from where he received his formal training in the art of painting. He was granted the honour of being selected (in 2005) to undertake a project commissioned by Singapore’s Ascendas to create fourteen large-scaled paintings within an abstract expressionistic motivation for the International Tech park in Chennai (India). In 2013, one of Gnana’s monumental larger-than-life sculptures under the Incarnation series(made from recycled/ found materials) was acquired by the National Parks board(Singapore) to display at the Fort Canning Park Singapore.
Gnana is also an active member of the Sculpture Society (Singapore) and the Singapore Art Society. In addition, his painting have been successfully auctioned by the Masterpiece auction House. Gnana made his debut in New York in 2011 and he continues to present his work via prestigious exhibitions in Singapore like Art Stage and Dubai at the world Art Dubai, and Malaysia at the Art Expo Malaysia including selected.