Nitai Das is a Delhi-based artist who works in oil and acrylic colours. He is passionate about the application of colour with figure drawing that mark the quality and experience of an artist; Nitai,who studied art at Kalabhavan,Santiniketan,displays a kind of maturity that underline his two decades of art practice. Influenced by the folk-art of Bengal,Nitais every painting has a story to tell. He deals with mythological themes,juxtaposing it with contemporary subjects,in a style evolved over the years. Human figure is core of his art practice.
At Jehangir Art Gallery,till January 6
Back to drawing
ACCORDING to Bina Aziz,organiser of the show Just Drawings,the art of drawing is just as visually appealing as a painting. Similar tools are used to perform different tasks. Drawing is mainly concerned with making of lines and helps in sharpening the focus of artists. It is the simplest form of art on paper-direct,spontaneous and immediate and pure. At one time,it was the foundation that no career in painting or sculpture could be securely built without. The artists featured in this show are Lalitha Lajmi,Ajay De,Bhuva Shete,Gurcharan Singh,Jenny Bhatt and Sanjay Kumar.
At Tradition Art,Sanjay Plaza,opposite Juhu Post Office,Juhu,till January 30
Jeet Thayil will launch Penguin anthology,60 Indian Poets. The noted poet and editor who has lived in Mumbai,Hong Kong,New Delhi and New York,currently based in Bangalore. His books of poems include Apocalypso,English and These Errors are Correct. His benchmark Penguin anthology spans nearly six decades of Indian poetry in English,bridging generations,continents and concerns.
At Blue Frog,Mathuradas Mills Compound,Lower Parel,January 6,7 pm
COLORS is the brainchild of curator Sunil Chauhan who runs Artland. This large group show began in 2005 and has grown from strength to strength in all aesthetic dimensions and spheres. With the pertaining success of Colors 2007,this year Artland teams up with BEAMS :Bajaj Entertainment Art Music and Sports,the business unit of Bajaj International. Last years success has encouraged more artists of repute and eminence to participate in this show,which has been considered prestigious in its overall presentation.
At MC Ghia Hall,Kala Ghoda,above Khyber,till January 8