For those of you who didn’t know, Bangalore has a thriving art scene. There are lots of galleries, art exhibitions, art forums and venues to display and sell paintings, sculptures and art work. The city has something for everyone and keeping that image intact, it has quite a few options for all art lovers. So if you are a collector, artist, looking for artwork for your home this festival season or someone who simply appreciates art, do check out the following exhibitions going on in the city. There is art to suit all kinds of budgets across these seven exhibitions.
Sounds of Silence – Sounds of Silence is a mixed media art exhibition by artist Zena Colaco being displayed at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath. Zena Colaco is a young artiste residing in the beautiful coastal town of Mangalore, India. This is Zena’s second solo exhibition, primarily comprising mural artworks along with some beautiful paintings. Zena primarily relies on her own intuition and perception of reality to create art that resonates with every aspect of her being. She is a talented artist and sculptor, who has a hearing and speech impairment. She works with all kinds of elements, including mixed media, canvas, oil, watercolour and acrylic.
Where -Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Seshadripuram. When – From Monday, Oct 20 till Sunday, Oct 26, 2014.
Of Forms and Fantasies – Gallery Sumukha presents a group art exhibition displaying work by 15 artists. The participating artists are Babu Eshwar Prasad, Baiju Parthan, Bose Krishnamachari, Dhruv Mistry, Jayasri Burman, Jyotsna Bhatt, KG Subramanyan, Karl Antao, Laxma Goud, Paresh Maity, Ravi Kumar Kashi, Samir Mondal, Sheetal Ghattani, Vidya Kamat and Vivek Vilasini. The exhibition will showcase the artists interpretation of the subject in abstract and figurative forms. Head over for some great collector’s items.
Where – Gallery Sumukha, Wilson Garden. When – From Monday, Sep 22 till Thursday, Oct 30, 2014.
Degrees of Abstraction – Gallery Third Eye presents an art exhibition by upcoming artists Shridhar N Upaday and Satwant Sayan. Shridhar is a self-taught artist, who has cultivated art from his childhood, as a hobby and passion. He specializes in abstract, figurative & landscapes with brush & palette paintings in vibrant colors. He also believes in expressing the themes with real life inspired contemporary artworks. Satwant has exhibited in a couple of group exhibitions across Bangalore and New Delhi. At present, he teaches painting and illustrations to young group of artists. This exhibition will focus on vibrancy, sensitivity, richness and the depth of Indian art.
Where – Gallery Third Eye, Sampangirama Nagar. When – From Wednesday, Oct 01 till Friday, Oct 31, 2014. 10:30 to 6:00 pm, Monday to Saturday. Sunday by appointment only.
Forests of the Mind – Kynkyny art gallery presents Forests of the Mind, a solo art show by artist Ganapati Hegde who is a Bangalore-based artist.This series has acrylics-on-canvas which portray the green and radiant landscape of Karnataka’s South Kanara coast. There are plants, flowers, birds, animals and insects portrayed in her work. The paintings depict half-real, half-imagined worlds, layered with unexpected elements.
Where -Kynkyny Art Gallery, Infantry Road. When – From Saturday, Oct 11 till Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014.
Women Impressions – This is a group show depicting the essence of womanhood. The various ideas and feelings of Indian women amidst diverse settings have been captured on canvas, in the form of original masterpieces. The exhibition, going on at Magnitude Gallery, aptly portrays womanhood in all its glorious forms – beautiful and a storehouse of many emotions and talents. It captures the versatility of being a woman. The exhibition also covers some aspects of the highly accomplished urban women who are walking shoulder to shoulder with the men.
Where – Magnitude Gallery, Jayanagar. When – From Wednesday, Oct 01 till Friday, Oct 31, 2014. 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Art Forms in Nature – Tasveer presents Art Forms in Nature, a solo show by self-taught German photographer, Karl Blossfeldt. He is recognised for his extensive and unique photographic plant portraits, which were created to support his argument that all forms created by man, have their origins in nature. Unique thing about his works is the use of a sophisticated technique of photogauvre that results in a high quality print. The resulting pictures can reproduce the detail and continuous tones of a traditional photograph. This exhibition at Tasveer, will be the first time his photographs have been exhibited in South Asia, and the exhibition will be accompanied by a new book on his work, published by the gallery.
Where – Tasveer, Sampangirama Nagar. When – From Friday, Oct 10 till Thursday, Oct 30, 2014. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Saturday.
Metaphysical Gravity – Artist Tahireh Lal presents her latest collection of work at a solo exhibition titled Metaphysical Gravity at Galleryske. This is an exhibition of installation, video and kinetic sculpture and it refers to the invisible forces at work in the embodied experience of transnational migration. Lal’s material and conceptual experiments with sand emerge from a walk on the beaches of Toronto Island where the colour variation in the sand caught the artist’s attention. Metaphysical Gravity is a phrase chanced upon by the artist as graffiti on a wall in downtown Toronto. Originally a quote from architect Buckminster Fuller, Lal appropriates it to express the push pull forces of magnetism and the nature of home.
Where – Galleryske, Shanthi Nagar. When – From Saturday, Oct 11 till Friday, Nov 21, 2014. 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
So go on and give your senses a break from routine. Delve into the world of art, creativity and colour. Bring something home and brighten up the house or gift a valuable piece of art to a friend or family. Happy festival season!!