Balancing spaces

Lines in a Grid

Anupa Mehta Arts’ latest exhibition by Delhi based artist Chetnaa depicts the beauty of monochrome art by balancing the nuances of the white paper and black ink

Three stunning new suites of monochromatic minimal art works by New Delhi based artist Chetnaa are now on view. Presented by Anupa Mehta Arts, this online exhibition explores tendencies and potentialities of square space. 

Titled ‘ P=4L {Deconstructing Square Space}’, this exhibition has been launched exclusively on Instagram. 

“While developing one’s art, an artist is constantly moved psychologically by not only other artists but also their own personal surroundings and environment. In my case, since I travel a lot in the city, it is my constant quest to abstract the cityscape to a form of minimal geometric purity that could be visually consumed in an instant,” says Chetnaa. 

Ombres II

The exhibition features three sets of works namely Ombres (Shadows), Presence – Absence and Lines in a Grid. 

“Ombres, imbibes my love for formal simplicity through a geometric form and the absence yet the presence of a colour coupled with a labyrinth of shadows it leaves behind. It all started with my fascination to disintegrate an elemental shape: the square. And a conscious effort to reduce the pictorial meaning to a bare essential one, in a work of art. As per minimalist definition, the works are not trying to imitate or represent any found object or reality, instead I want my viewer to respond to what’s in front of them,” she adds.

According to Chetnaa, her practice revolves around balancing the nuances of white of the paper and black, that of the ink. Following and flowing with the direction of her works, she has now started to disintegrate a basic shape: an exploration of balance between positive and negative space, presence and absence. Presence | Absence, is a systematic exploration of the combinations and compositions that can be created within self-imposed parameters.

Presence / Absence IV

“Lines in a Grid, explores my preoccupation with that of an elemental form and lines. The simple yet the tenuous weaving of thread through paper brings forth a new order to my minimal geometric musings on paper,” she explains. 

Anupa Mehta, Director, Anupa Mehta Arts shares “AMA is extremely proud to present the work of a rare young minimalist. I have been working with Chetnaa for a few years prior to representing her. Her artistic trajectory is proof of growth. Some of India’s better known collectors, such as KNMA, Motwani Jadeja Foundation and JSW Foundation have her works.”

The exhibition can be viewed on the Instagram handles @anupamehtaartsandadvisory @chetnaac till June 24

 

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