Dhoomimal gallery will host a solo exhibition of paintings by Ravi Kumar Chaurasiya. The exhibition is curated by Georgina Maddox who says that the artist brings to his work the duality of development addressing how urban concretization and unplanned cities creates waste and denudes nature.
As an artist, Chaurasiya is committed to his passion diligently. He is also one of the awardees of the Ravi Jain Memorial fellowships. Interestingly ,Chaurasiya’s works by and large depict the urban landscapes and the complexities of it. At first glance, these look like cityscapes, but essentially, his artworks convey the serious challenges faced by the modern society such as noise and environmental pollution, lack of respect towards our natural resources & surroundings, our flora- fauna, and mainly our ignorance towards nature’s value.
His works encompass the transitions happening in the environment due to imbalance created by human activities. He also focuses on representing the relationship that exists between man and animals as well as representing the devastating impact in the present age due to the problem of over-population.
As per curator Maddox, “His paintings are mostly figurative but they are not ‘academically realistic’, they do carry elements of folk and miniature in their stylization. His concern for the environment is well documented and he combines his lived reality with elements of research in the field so that the artwork that he executes is factually significant and emotionally moving. His work conveys a sense of angst and yet adds poesy to the human condition. While his landscapes appear idyllic at first glance, one may unpack them to discover that the artwork is actually packed with hidden references to urban waste and pollution under the playful and expressive appearance of the artwork.”
When: Till 10th October
Where: 8A, Connaught Place