Muse Art Gallery is bringing the best of young and senior artists of India together in a unique exhibition. The juxtaposition of tradition and contemporary works promises to be a visual treat.
Tradition meets modernity at Muse Art Gallery this Sunday. Works by 33 artists from across the country will be on display at Multiversal-2, an exhibition which brings together the best of senior and new artists on one platform.
This is the second time that Muse Art Gallery facilitates the meeting of the old and the new. Last year, the exhibition was limited to artists from Andhra Pradesh, but this year, the scope has widened. Some of the biggest artists, who are of international repute, will be on display. The juxtaposition of the younger artists with the more senior, experienced painters is deliberate, says Kaali Sudheer, founder and curator of the gallery. According to him, the younger artists, having grown up in a post-liberalisation world, are more bold and free-spirited in their themes and expression. Comparatively, the older artist are more likely to be influenced by traditional imagery. The mixture of bold and contemporary with tradition and classic will be an interesting proposition, Sudheer feels.
The artwork varies in media, as well as in style and theme. The curator believes that younger artists whose works will be displayed among those of their seniors, will gain confidence from the experience. “Younger artists from India possess great potential, both in terms of form and content. In some cases, their talent is comparable to international standards. With this kind of exposure, they would get the encouragement needed to achieve great expectations,”said Sudheer.
Artists like Nityam Singha Roy, Raghunath Sahoo, Ramesh Gorjala Chipa Sudhakar and many more will display their paintings at the gallery.
Another reason for arranging such an exhibition, said Sudheer, was to provide avenues for gifted Indian artists to market their works. This will help assess the commercial aspect of the works in the art market, allow artists to get in touch with connoisseurs of art and encourage the younger lot to continue their artistic pursuits.
Ananda Priya Foundation is the charity partner for the exhibition, which will preview at 7pm on September 30. The guests expected to attend the event include director Dasaradh, Madhura Sridhar Reddy, actresses Bhanushree Mehra and Swetha Basu. The show will be on view till October 19 at Muse Art Gallery at Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre.
Category: Art & Design