November 4, 2015
When Hyderabad-based artist Ashis Chakraborthy visited a wedding ceremony, he was fascinated by almost everything that he saw – a very beautiful pair of footwear, the lights that were used to decorate the venue, the fish that was served as part of the menu, a very enchanting pair of scissors, and, of course, the people he met at the wedding.
All these things found their way into one of Ashis’s paintings, titled ‘Untitled,’ which is currently on display at Art Houz, the art gallery that is owned and run by Jenney’s Residency.
Four artists – Pabitra Kr. Das, Ashis Chakraborthi, Bhanu Pan, and Prasanta Bandyopadhyay – are displaying their work at the art gallery, as part of their exhibition named, ‘In search of my space.’
Another artwork by Ashis that speaks volumes of his expression is aptly titled ‘Missing Girl.’ The artist has used pen and ink to draw the face and features of the girl. He says that he drew the picture when he was casually interacting with her. Tiny square bits of paper are stuck on the girl’s face, hair, body and hands. Each bit of paper represents the things the girl likes. There is a heart, flower, symbol of Aum, and the moon. The girl was reported missing in 2013, the year the painting was made.
In another piece, the blue sky smiles over lush green meadows, and this is home to trees that are felled. Only stubs of the once-mighty trunks stand on the ground. Some of them sport animals resting on them. Operation Manager of Art Houz, Bridget Shibu, says that the painting, titled ‘And Then There Were None,’ was done by Pabitra Kr. Das. Measuring 43×69 inches, the oil on canvas work is priced at Rs.77000.
Another piece that deserves mention is Pabitra Kr. Das’ ‘Grounded –ii.’ This painting has trees with leaves and that are supported by what look like a pair of male legs.
Bhanu Pan’s work, ‘A Happy Family I,’ truly looks like a happy family. This one portrays nearly a dozen full grown trees. Medium used to bring out this piece is pen on paper, and it measures 12×17 inches and is priced at Rs.24000.
“We have 16 pieces of art on display and sale by the four artists. Each piece conveys a story. The artists have used mediums like pen and ink on paper, oil on canvas, and water colour on paper, to bring out their creations. They are priced upwards of Rs.20000,” Bridget Shibu says.
‘In search of my space’ is an exhibition and sale hosted by Art Houz, on Avinashi Road from October 30 to November 20. Entry is free. Visiting hours are from 11 AM to 7 PM on all days.
Contact +82201-21999 for more details.