Exhibition ‘Rhythm of Expression’ begins at Alliance Française

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 May 2018 09:52:29


Staff Reporter

ALLIANCE Française de Bhopal, the Indo-French language and cultural centre has organised an exhibition of ceramic sculptures and paintings, ‘Rhythm of Expression’ by Tushar Sawant, which was inaugurated on Friday by eminent artist Akhilesh Varma. The exhibition has as many as 21 ceramic sculptures and six paintings. The paintings depict various forms like locks, throne, bones, abstract shapes etc. Collography and lithography techniques have been used in the paintings. Constructive forms have been depicted by artist in the paintings. A painting named ‘Letter box ball’ is done in collograph print represents letter boxes in a row. Talking about this painting Tushar Sawant said, “I once visited some place and saw letter boxes outside a building. They made me nostalgic and gave me vintage feel although they were not in good condition. In the times of e-mail and WhatsApp we have forgotten what letters meant to us and so I included this in my art.”

The sculptures represent abstract shapes and feelings in contemporary times. Contemporary subject has been represented through overloaded truck which represents the overloaded metropolitan cities. Construction of buildings has been showcased in another sculpture ‘Bhavana’ a sad lady has been represented. Farmers treats the land as his mother. During drought cracks develop in the land and when the nether is not able to feed his son, she becomes sad. The cracks in sculpture represent sadness. As per the artist my art is the interpretation of my deepest thoughts, hidden emotions and strongest desires. We humans, are made of soil and after death we dissolve in soil. “For me, clay is the strongest medium to express our emotions and so for my work I make sculptures in ceramic medium. Through my art work, I attempt to express my thoughts and impressions on contemporary society. My sculptures take form spontaneously and are very simple in shape and texture. I like to experiment with clay and creating process and showcase what is happening around us,” he added. The exhibition shall be on view until May 20. The gallery can be visited from Mondays to Saturdays between 10 am to 7:30 pm. The exhibition fetched good response from audience and artists alike.