Date(s) - 11/01/2019 - 25/01/2019
9:00 - 7:00
Painting Exhibition by Prakash Kishore
Inauguration on Friday, 11th January 2019, 17h30
@ Art Gallery, AF Chandigarh
On view till 25th January 2019
My paintings mainly deal with sensuality and emotions. Each form that I use in my paintings has its own individual importance and unique meaning that, when placed together on the pictorial surface, creates a feeling of sensuous emotion. This sensuous feeling is also built up by the soft treatment of colors and the playful use of images. The spatial perspective is created by juxtaposing blurred images and clear forms. This way the eye acts as a camera and the painting appears like a photograph. The tension created by the simultaneous existence of what appears to be a mechanically captured real space and the painted surface creates a sense of ambiguity and poses as a problem for the audience. Body as a motif constantly recurs in my works. This motif, placed on a large canvas/surface, dominates the whole composition and creates a dialogue within the composition and with the viewers. This motif — body that appears along with sensous natural flowers or other forms in group or individually executed in myriad, black and white colors on a background that is more subdued in tone — creates a high contrasts. These fragmented parts are often life-size or more than that and they are placed against or around a physical space that never exist. Pieces from the real world create the unknown thus rejecting its real identity and function of the body it is decontexualized. In my painting I try to problematise the definition of ‘Sfumato’. Thus in my works the idea of sensuousness is a dominating subject. In some of the paintings the collaboration of forms together creates a romantic harmony. The treatment of the canvas is very different as the surface has its own importance and intrinsic value for the composition and the concept of my painting.