Marked Terrain

The works show how artists have found their styles, and how the masters have let the students play with their creativity

Born in Garhwali, Uttarakhand, Sharma left his engineering degree as he was passionate about painting with strokes on canvas.

In artist Satish Sharma’s solo show, there will be a visual expression of dealing and coping. A master often guides a student. But, when the master lets the student develop his identity, unique styles emerge. This can be witnessed in the canvases on display at the Individual Palettes. The works show how artists have found their styles, and how the masters have let the students play with their creativity.

For Sharma, painting is a visual feast – one that evokes emotions and establishes connections. The act of seeing is very important to him. He agrees with Johan Lubbock when he says that art trains the mind through the eye and the eye through the mind.

Born in Garhwali, Uttarakhand, Sharma left his engineering degree as he was passionate about painting with strokes on canvas. He obtained a Diploma in Art and Craft from Bharti Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi. Art has become his life and he pursued the same throughout his life and still doing the same.

His painting process oscillates between action painting and ritualistic tribal or aboriginal art. When he makes marks on surfaces, he almost evokes a process that was endemic to the primal caveman of the stone age who used to evoke a higher spirit through this process.

He said, “Though my art is retinal, visuals don't exist in isolation. There is a back story of every visual
which has a social or political context, being part of a society cannot be avoided by me or any artist for that matter.”

When: 1:00 am – 8:00 pm; January 21

Where: Triveni & Shridharini Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205 Tansen Marg, Mandi House

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