Kalakriti Art Gallery is delighted to present 'Visual Allegories' showcasing individualistic artist expression by Hyderabad based artist, Archana Rajguru and Debabrata Biswas.
This show exposes personal narratives by both the artist's, by rendering these experiences into masterpieces of an exhibition, the artists allow the audience a peek into their minds. The exhibit relies on idiosyncrasies more than on any conventional pictorial devices and themes.
Archana Rajguru primary subjects of interest are human psychology, nature and behaviour and together their latent interpretations inspire her art. Whatever concept she explores, she takes reference from her surroundings and uses it as a metaphor to express her ideas.
Thread, which is a key material characterizing her artistic practice was a childhood obsession, coming to use in paintings to express lines and other forms. However, the satisfaction and immense pleasure it evoked led her to merge painting and thread work, rather than employ them as separate entities. Over the recent years, she has been extending the visual vocabulary of the thread to work on a masks and exploring the form further led to a wide array of possibilities leading the art form of the mask to acquire a human face, bringing her face to face once again with the primary subjects of her practice.
Debabrata Biswas finds his muse in Nature. His soft treatment of watercolour, pen & ink works speaks, as if, of a lost world, but which his very much existent. His recent trip to Santiniketan inspired him and his brush captured the innumerable hues of green rust and blue.
The artist tries to establish the fundamentals of space and unifying this dire necessity in his work. Derive inspiration from his immediate surroundings, Debabrata intends to portray them expressively through his artworks. The people’s gesture and human behaviour in the daily life of the city is a more important expression of his works. Heritage Buildings, Birds, auto, trees and Human are the subject matter. Artist says “The people and objects, which have no relation to art are alive in my work and becomes immortal, a kind of visual narrative is seen in my painting.”