The exhibition ‘Kinetic Symphonies’ will showcase works by Suparna Mondal representing her journey from Haldia (a small town in Bengal’s Hooghli district) to New Delhi.
Her transition from an industrial and rural landscape to a metropolitan city like New Delhi – the capital of India. The works presented in this exhibition might be strikingly different from one another, however, they resonate with Suparna’s interest in the dynamic nature of urban living.
The exhibition will be curated by Mandakini Devi.
“My creations are marvellously kinetic – the paintings are like taking a roller-coaster ride through a space station. It only opens up with the suggestion of architecture to develop multi-layered symphonies of shades of colours, beams of light, long sheets of reflecting surfaces, and staccato harmonies. Gravity is inconsequential in my works. We are floating through space with neither ups nor downs, while we are happy to immerse ourselves in their kaleidoscopic frenzy. Or perhaps their spaces are interior and rendering the millions of nerve synapses which take place in our brain every minute. she adds I get inspired by urban life and architecture from shapes where I belong at the same time,” Suparna said.
Her application of colour is unique, in the sense she is able to create a feeling of movement by combining complementary and contrasting colours within the same visual plane. Suparna speaks of Haldia, a major port located in the industrial belt of West Bengal, with its numerous ‘karkhanas’ or workshops as a major influence in her artistic practice.
Her recollections of Haldia are not only nostalgic memories but a source of inspiration to represent modern urban life through architectural forms, geometric shapes and bright colours. Suparna’s rendition of the ‘everyday urban’ focuses on the beauty of technology and construction.
Suparna’s creations are marvellously kinetic, the paintings are like taking a roller-coaster ride through a space station.
The exhibition seeks to capture the idea of modernity, the sensations and aesthetics of speed, movement, and industrial development.
When: 11 am – 7 pm; January 7 – Feburary 3
Where: Treasure Art Gallery, D- 24, Defence Colony