15 MAY 2022 /
NERO ART HUB presents URBAN MYTHS / A GROUP SHOW OF PAINTINGS /BIKANER HOUSE / NEW DELHI / 21 MAY 2022 – 26 MAY 2022 (11.00 AM – 6.00 PM)
ASHOK BHOWMICK/ AKSHAY SAKLA/ DHARMENDRA RATHORE/ KOMAKULA RAJA SHEKHAR/ MAHAVIR VERMA/ RAO RANVEER SIINGH/ RAJESH K BADERIA/ RANJITH RAGHUPATHY/ RANJAN KAUL/ SANU RAMAKRISHNAN/ SAJAL PATRA/ SATADRU SOVAN BANDURI/ SANJAY SAWANT/ SWEETY JOSHI AND TAPAN DASH
“This group exhibition brings together artists from diverse backgrounds who respond to the concept of urban myths in the here and now of modern living even as they revisit their roots in their own unique visual language. Taken literally, myths are traditional narratives concerning the early history of people, usually of unknown origin, often related to religious beliefs, superstition or translations of real events that transmute over time into stories down the ages. As people migrate to towns and cities in search of livelihoods, they carry with them ancient stories of their rural settings.
On display are the works of a balanced mix of senior and emerging artists who offer an evocative panorama of individualized figurative and semi-abstract forms, using varying innovative techniques, experimentation, and expressive textures – cross-hatching, exaggerated detailing, thick brushstrokes, vibrant, unreal colours, and even moving out of the confines of a well-defined space,” says the Curator Ranbir Rathi.
“Momentary excitement generated, when faded fantasies of innocent past intermingle with thrilling contradictions of exciting today, the unknown journey of each painting ignites which often culminates in a visual enchantment, and an endeared part of me,” says the renowned artist Ranveer Rao on his paintings.
Multi-talented artist Ranjan Kaul, who has worked in the field of book publishing as Managing Director of Oxford University Press India is also participating in the Show.
He studied Engineering at IIT Kanpur and post- graduation at Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, later completed his MA in English from the University of Delhi.
Other renowned artists in the Show include Ashok Bhowmick, Akshay Sakla, Dharmendra Rathore, Komakula Raja Shekhar, Mahavir Verma, Rajesh Baderia, Ranjith Raghupathy, Sanu Ramakrishnan, Sajal Patra, Satadru Sovan Banduri, Sanjay Sawant, Sweety Joshi and Tapan Dash