Perched on the bright red railing, a pair of toucans look over their surroundings. The striking blue and violet feathers of the birds with their curved beaks and alert eyes make the artwork very riveting. The varied shades of green in the background and foliage complement the birds which are the centre of attraction in the frame. The birds are holding the metal frame with their claws firmly and their melodious chirps come as music to the people around. One look into the eyes of the birds, it seems they are dealing with something startling! Like most wildlife, these birds are also perched on precipice of existence!
Whirling dervishes perform a dance called the sema. It is a spiritual dance performed to express emotion and achieve the wisdom and love of God. This textured acrylic on canvas artwork and play of colours captures the spinning motion of the dervishes. The ego is abandoned as the dancer spins to imitate the motion of planets in the Solar System orbiting the sun.
Our daily lives are replete with a mixture of true and fake expressions. However, are these fake expressions really effective at hiding our true emotions! Not if one looks at the eyes. Brief emotional changes in the eyes (micro-expressions) always express our true emotions. The young girl in this acrylic on can vas artwork has much going on in her mind that her eyes are expressing it all. It seems there is a conflict in her mind about making the right choices. Her fingers half black in this artwork suggest that she has been through hard times and maybe that makes it uneasy for her to face certain situations.
The door of dreams in acrylics adorned with colourful floral patterns and accesorised with unique brass handles remind of the times gone by. The geometric motifs and designs on the door have a traditional touch and a ceremonial feel. The interesting bronze latches are reminiscent of the past, yet the door invites you to open and enter. What lies ahead is the question that each one of us anticipates while waiting for the door of dreams to open. The door is beautiful and so are the dreams that one weaves. This piece of art illustrates hopes that the world lying beyond it is indeed going to be even more enchanting than imagined!
The vintage car that once rolled in the streets with elegance and attracted many an eyeball once, now stands alone in a corner. But still an owner's pride, the car gets its royal treatment as it is washed and taken out on special occasions. Its mammoth headlight, shining bumper, spotless body, comfy seats and alloy wheels hint that the car may be old but even today it is retains its classic appeal. One look at the vintage car, you feel ecstatic and go back to the times of yore. The stately charm makes you want to drive this classic beauty and feel like a King. Different hues reflected on the shiny surface of the car are symbolic of those pleasant memories for its owners who had their cherished moments solemnised in the vintage car. The roofless car would have offered many enjoyable rides to one's family and friends with wafts of floral aroma and fresh air caressing their senses.
This acrylic on canvas artwork aligns a mystery to the subject, this woman becoming a symbol of her own as can be seen with the fading cosmopolis in the background. A revenant of the times or a personification of a confused cityscape, like the mystery that a place garners over time? A symbolic painting, this artwork captures a sense of temporal emotions in the ravaging thought processes of the unconscious.
A painting that captures the allegory of the torment of being caged, and the longing for freedom. The bird longs, hopes, dreams for the tree, the leaves blossoming, the vibrant hues of that world outside, the free vast sky, a longing for its true home. The cage however sets the bird's new reality, a shade of constant sky blue, a demarcation of her desire. There can also be seen the blood red hue that symbolizes the death of its habitat. The birds outside the cage have now to contend with stumps, the flesh of life amputated from them. This painting demonstrates a sense of disjointed identities longing for the feeling of sanctuary.
A celebration of the ordinary—this acrylic on canvas work focuses on a vintage red scooter. Coloured in red as if in stark gaze of passion, the scooter is outlined against a wall. The beauty of a common object has been made uncommon in this stylishly modern artwork.
More than a realistic painting, this acrylic on canvas artwork borrows elements from reality and lends an abstract quality to it. Like the hanging of one's belongings outside the bars of a train window that is usually found in the rural landscapes, this same element is utilized in this picture to portray a cityscape of lost memories. The travellers are lost in thought, the one on the left seeming to notice what is outside his window, a group of five milk canisters clamped to the ba₹
This painting captures the beauty of truck art. Indian trucks have their own style of typography and iconography. The rear of a truck is a visual delight slogans, precautionary traffic messages, colourful paintings and attractive calligraphy. Truck drivers spend several months on the road, and the vehicle is more like home that they want to decorate with religious beliefs to humorous punchlines.
The eagle hovers over the open landscape. Sun - a gleaming ball of fire form the backdrop of the eagle’s flight and the reflection of the both offer a perfect balance to the frame. The fields with shades of green, brown as well as yellow, blue water bodies, black roads and overhead wires have been depicted from the bird’s eye view. Predatory skills of the eagle make it both fearsome and elegant at the same time.
This beautiful artwork depicts Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, playing the tabla with an utter sense joy for life. Lord Ganesha, who has the demeanor of a playful child, captures the heartbeat of the universe on this Indian Musical instrument.