Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Group show: Small is Beautiful


I am participating in the group show titled 'Small is beautiful' at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.
The show is conceptualized by Kalpana Shah and it presents works by several artists. The focus is on smaller sized artworks in the artists' respective styles. Two works by each participating artist can be seen in the show.

The show will be on till 15thJuly,11a.m. to 7p.m. (including Sundays). Please check this fantastic group show if you are in town. For those who cannot make it, here are my paintings which are a part of this show!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

R.I.P. Paul Jenkins

Artist Paul Jenkins passed away in New York on 9th June 2012 at the age of 88. Jenkins is one of the important artists classified as lyrical abstractionist painters. Lyrical abstraction is a movement also classified as painterly abstraction. Jenkins is well known for his signature fluid painting style. The term lyrical abstraction seems very apt when one sees his beautifully colored, rhythmic paintings. His paintings have been collected by several renowned art collections and museums across the world.

Here are some of his most remarkable works. But before that here is a clip from a 1978 movie called 'An unmarried woman', where the movie makers have used Paul Jenkins’s studio to film this scene. The painter in the video is not Jenkins himself but an actor. It is a rare chance to get an idea on how Jenkins might have painted his unique large scale fluid paintings in his studio.