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Noted artist Ashok Bhowmick will hold an exhibition of his works this month.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: January 19, 2009 2:43:00 am

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Noted artist Ashok Bhowmick will hold an exhibition of his works this month. The artist is known for surmounting several mediums,like pen and ink,acrylics and watercolours. This body of work comprises acrylics on canvas and features his favourtie themes: the jester,the dwarf the madman and the child.

Art has always been Bhowmick’s language to narrate stories of his happiness and sorrow,success and failure and of course his people and their inspiration.

At the Museum Gallery Colaba,January 27 to February 1

Group gyan
Recent works of eight artists including Shibu Arakkal,Ajay Dhandre,Bara Babu Mahto,come together for the show Concrescence. There has been a significant acceleration towards the globalisation of culture and creativity. The artists,on their parts,have intensified their persistent desire to experiment with new forms and tools. They explore art trends from the recent past to the near future. They look for responses,and present not only vast,informative displays but work almost as laboratories for interpreting knowledge.

At Gallery Beyond,near Lion Gate,till January 31

Landscapes in watercolour
Wide Angle is an exhibition of watercolour landscapes by painter Prashant Prabhu. His paper works take aerial views of rustic locations,with the vision always remaining distant and dreamlike. His colour-washes have the blues of monsoon skies and the greens of verdant fields,providing the viewer with a refreshing view of the world.

At Osmosis Art Gallery till January 31

Noted art historian Tapat Guha Thakurta will deliver a lecture demonstration on Artistic Nationalism and Modernism. Featuring the works of artists Abanindranath Tagore and Yokoyama Takikan,Guha will delve into the somewhat forgotten exchange between the intellectuals of Japan and Bengal. Titled ‘Dialogues in

Nationalism and Modernism’ it foregrounds the cultural exchange between the two. The second lecture will focus on locating Gandhi in art history through the art works of Nandilal Bose and Ramkiner Baij. There is a registration fee of Rs 1,000 for this talk.

At Jnanapravaha,Queen’s Mansion,Fort,January 21 and 22,6.30 onwards

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