Date(s) - 21/11/2018 - 04/12/2018
Abstract Art Exhibition by Sanjay Dhawan
Inauguration on Wednesday, 21st November 2018
17h30 @ Art Gallery, AF Chandigarh
Director, Alliance Francaise de Chandigarh
Exhibition on view till 4th December 2018
It was around year 2010 that while packing one of my paintings, I got fascinated by the ridges and texture of the corrugated cardboard sheets. A strong desire to create something unique and outstanding gave me the energy to experiment with the medium and explore the many ways in which it can be used creatively.
The creative process of the painting begins with giving shape to my thoughts in form of an abstract sketch on a paper. This perfected drawing is transformed on corrugated cardboard which is then cut in small pieces and hand painted in acrylic colors. These pieces are then painstakingly pasted together on a ply-board ensuring that the ridges remain in line. Each painting has about 50 to 150 pieces.
The sculptures and wall art installations are made by assembling together several small cardboard artworks on a hand painted ply-board or set in a wooden frame – Sanjay Dhawan (Artist)