The Royal Bird enchants everyone with its beautiful colours and is considered to be an auspicious symbol of prosperity. There are three artworks in peacock series, which can either be displayed as standalone works or hung as triptych.
Seema Kohli's works reveal a claiming of feminine subjectivities, an altered concept of feminine sexuality. Her works bring into focus a woman's physical attributes, her intellect, thought, dreams and realities. The intricacy of the artwork and vibrant use of colours draw the viewer into a world rich in spiritual dialogue.
Artist's Statement: Two resplendent lotus leaves climb up a tracery screen and peek through. The sun and the moon are the two poles of life on earth. Without them we would be nothing. The sun sustains all things physical and material – our flora and plant kingdom which is the source of our sustenance. It causes the seasons as the earth revolves around it, it causes day and night as the earth rotates. It is the cause of all climates and all weathers, without it, there would be no life on earth, indeed no earth itself. The moon is the cause of tides, the giver of reflected light at night, the cause of calendars and rituals and festivals. It sustains all things emotional, mental and spiritual. Without the moon there would be no intellect. This work is an obeisance to the sun and the moon, the two poles of our lives.
This sculpture made with bronze, steel and wood by Joydip Sengupta , depicts the homogeneous mix of thoughts that reside in his mind. This exquisite piece of art is an integration of historicity and myth.
Artist’s Statement: Nature is an integral part of every living being. The vivid shapes, ever changing and enchanting unique colours in nature, in synchronization with changing seasons are surprising and breath-taking. I use different and various Forms, Colours, Lines, Composition, vibrations in my paintings to discover more about nature. When I saw beautiful and huge lines of Himalayas, I really got lost in the nature. I observed the sunlight and its effects on Himalayas and changing moods of it and got impressed with these beautiful changes in forms, colours. I have tried to show hardness of stone in brown colour, black and white for glaciers in my paintings! The works exudes a variety of sensations: sombre and light-hearted and playfulness. Overall, however, bright pops of yellow, blue, and the occasional green keep the muted browns and burnt reds from overwhelming the viewer. The works, two-toned, horizontal canvases filled with colours, conflating common formal binaries such as background/foreground, positive/negative space, or representation/abstraction. The orientation and earthy colours suggest a landscape, and the paint application contains enough detail to confirm that impression.