From: 24th to 30th October 2023
“Palette of Perspective”
An Exhibition of Paintings by Six Renowned Artists – Ganesha Somayaji, Giliyal Jayaram Bhat, Sharath Holla, Jayashri Sharma, Murlidhar Suvarna, Dr.Shivaprakash S.M.
Jehangir Art Gallery,
161-B, M.G. Road
Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001
Timing: 11am to 7pm.
Contact: +91 9886053135, 9845043323, 9448302597, 797581529
“PALLET OF PERSPECTIVES” the Exhibition of Paintings by Six Renowned artists in Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai was inaugurated on 24th October 2023 by Sri.N.T.Poojary, Chairman, Billava chambers of commerce and President of Shivsagar Foods and Resorts Ltd, in the presence of Sri. Prof. Prabhat Pani, E D, C.I.S.D, Mumbai and Sri.Madhusudan Kumar, senior artist and many other art lovers and art dignitaries.
Ganesha Somayaji’s artworks provide an immersive exploration of the rich and diverse world of landscapes and seascapes seeped in realism and hyperrealism with complete control over the unforgiving medium of watercolours. Landscape art has been an integral part of human expression for centuries. The artist presents a panoramic view of the once idyllic and serene green and blue hues of the coastal belt, now rapidly losing their beauty to globalisation and environmental damage. He revisits the temples and churches of those places as a silent prayer for their protection. In an era marked by environmental concerns and climate change, landscapes take on new significance. The paintings also address contemporary environmental issues through the lens of art. The artist especially uses their work to provoke reflection on the fragility and resilience of our natural world, inspiring us to consider our role in its preservation.
Sharath Holla brings on canvas an extensive range of art practices and styles, particularly in figurative and landscape art that weaves between realism and abstraction. His work is an exploration of the enduring appeal of figurative art. It reminds us that the human body has been a subject of fascination and inspiration for artists throughout history and continues to be a source of creative exploration and expression.
The artist invites you to embark on a captivating voyage through the art and history of landscapes, revealing the profound connection between nature, culture, and human perception. His works provide a glimpse into the multifaceted world of figurative painting and inspires a deeper appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the human form and landscapes that surround us.
Giliyal Jayaram Bhat has been creating art for nearly four decades as industrialist and artist; and his style, approach and zest for the craft has evolved from portraits and landscapes that reflected formal training to intense abstraction of landscapes and moods that depict compositions of uninhibited freedom letting the elements interact within themselves in the pictorial plane, creating balances, imbalances, breathing spaces and a burgeoning of possibilities for viewer involvement and interpretation. The artist seems to effortlessly create ‘industrial poetry’ on surfaces, his works revealing the beauty hidden within the man-made, industrial environments, making us reconsider our perception of landscapes. In his latest series, one can observe the negative spaces being flipped to form relevant subjects that beckon the viewer’s time, easing them in and leaving remnants of peace in the viewer. He presents a world which reflects our inner world landscapes in a language of the formless from his lived experiences and observations.
Dr. Shivaprakash, with his vast experience in art, education and travel explores the intimate connection between portraiture and the creative process by incorporating live demonstrations of art-making alongside a stunning collection of portraits. His experience in the fisheries department is reflected in his artworks that show an intersection of contemporary art and the animal kingdom. This collection showcases a diverse range of artistic perspectives and techniques, offering viewers a unique glimpse into the complex relationship between humans and animals in our rapidly changing world. It is a testament to the enduring allure of capturing the human spirit on canvas and the ever-evolving nature of artistic expression.
Microbiologist, professor and self-taught artist, Jayashri Sharma lights up her canvases with delightfully moving figurative pieces that carry softness of the divine feminine in her works. Female figurative paintings have a rich history and continue to be a dynamic and evolving genre within the art world. Jayashri’s works aims to celebrate the diversity, complexity, and resilience of women through the lens of art. It invites viewers to engage with these paintings and consider the role of art in shaping and reflecting our perceptions of gender and identity. Through these artworks, we are reminded that the female figure is not merely a subject for art but a source of inspiration, strength, and empowerment. In addition, her use of nature as a focus in her paintings is noticeable and her strength lies in the painting’s ability to capture the beauty, complexity and interconnectedness of the natural world and the human form.
Geology and art may seem like two very different fields, but they can intersect in fascinating ways. Muralidhar seems to use the textures, patterns, and colours found in rocks, minerals, and landscapes to serve as a rich source of inspiration as a painter and designer. Realistic Indian art is a testament to the enduring spirit of Indian creativity, encapsulating the nation’s diverse heritage, traditions, and contemporary life. Through its portrayal of the real and the imagined, this genre continues to be a source of inspiration, reflection, and connection for artists and viewers alike, serving as a mirror to India’s multifaceted identity. We see how the artworks have realistically captured various facets of the artist’s influence from the region of Kasargod and Mangalore.
-Parvathi Bhat Giliyal (Artist and Art Critic)
PALETTE OF PERSPECTIVE Paintings Exhibition By Six Renowned Artists In Jehangir