Magnetism

2012

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Pitambar Khan
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Pitambar Khan
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Pitambar Khan
Carying my bed cover

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Pitambar Khan
Searching for medicine

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Sujit Karmarkar
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Sujit Karmarkar
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MAGNETISM Born in Jaipur in 1979, Vijay Sharma obtained his diploma in Applied Arts from the Rajasthan School of art in 2003, where he won the best Annual Exhibit awards in 2002 and in 2003. By viewing Vijay’s work one could feel the vast openness and the exquisite detailing of the elements of the canvas. His presentations of simple objects into a monumental scale with meticulous detailing make them grand. Therefore the exhibition, aptly and allegorically have been entitled as Magnetism. Vijay Sharma is one of those young artists who have been constantly traversing the creative journey and his visual language is evolving into a more ingeniously layered articulation over the period of time. His ability to create third dimensionality is a reflection of his painterly skills. Whatever an artist wishes to paint over a particular subject or object, he uses his emotion or memory in relation with what he has felt of the subject and the colour, form and shape of its paraphernalia. Vijay Sharma has come up with his meaningful transition of the literary characters that are in sayings and proverbs through the stroke of his brush, lines and colours into some kind of a realistic symbolism and has thus; put a name to his observation. Art is like your personal diary where you may colour your thoughts and emotions. Vijay chooses objects from everyday life that he aspires to possess. The artist says, “I draw things, peoples, situations and even ideas to which I am emotionally attached”. By representing his desires on his colour palette through his creative process give the artist immense pleasure and a kind of virtual fulfilment. His magnified depiction of that object suggests the extent of his desire and its importance in his life. For this exhibition, Vijay has chosen antiques from the Royals of Rajasthan, his recent love. Fallen for the beauty of these old rare objects and artefacts, the artist has created a whole series of these antiques maintaining his customary style and technique. His images are rendered in a stylistic manner with precision and a sense of veracity but they are not within the realm of absolute reality. Being from Rajasthan- land of colour, Vijay’s predilection is evident for bright and snazzy colours. The artist’s inspiration from miniature is also apparent in his artworks, particularly in the depiction of the protagonist that is always bigger in size as compared to others to show the character’s importance and the fine rendering of details to adorn his character also makes it quite evident. His education in applied arts also helps him to get the desired effect, as colour contrast and a proximity to reality. Vijay’s art combines element from miniature paintings, contemporary objects, personal memory, dream and fantasy. Pranamita Borgohain