The Ethereal in Real
My recent solo show ‘The Ethereal in Real’ at the Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences in September’18 was inaugurated by Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi (Indian Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development) and Mrs. Anjolie Ela Menon (India’s leading contemporary artist) which marked my milestone fortieth solo show spanning a journey of four decades. The show brought together a collection of the three most acclaimed series of my oeuvre – “Reflections”, “Seascapes” and “Horizons.” Additionally, some of my experiments with a different medium and with a more figurative form – “Alchemy” also formed part of the collection. It is my inner-self, which somewhere connects the very real to the very surreal. It is perhaps, that the projection of my composition is reflected in the methods of the world and nature around me. I have somewhere figured out the last strand, and the smallest atom, the “ether” that formulates my art, nature and works, which resonates with all she I around me. In that sense, through my works here, I’m exploring and attempting to define the ethereal in real.