Monday, August 4, 2008

The young women painter has shown considerable aplomb and conception of significant form.Priyanka Gupta

An artist’s life and images are often responses to some pressing cultural and historical needs of the time one lives in and the artistic motivation drives the mind into a journey of discovery, exploration and learning. Priyanka Gupta comes from Kolkata, India, also called the ‘City of Joy’ for its people and the passion with which they lead their lives. This passion has undoubtedly found its way into her own conception and expression of the colors of life through the Art. Images unfold themselves in her works showing at Ashok Art Gallery clearly shows the assimilation of what environmental experiences have to offer in concentrated form. Whenever she confront a blank surface, she goes through all the terror and agony of stepping into an ‘unknown’. What become the directives to the birth of an image are Priyanka’s

thoughts and emotions, her readings and observations, her beliefs and values and the vast compilations of past experiences. Once she said,” When I do my abstracts, I am curious about the possibility of exploring myself.”

Some artists seem to have gained from lack of formal training in handling the brush. Priyanka Gupta happens to be one. She is an abstract artist and has done some real impressive work of that genre. Priyanka has a strong visual perception of the structural aspects of abstract imagery. She is mature enough to see her way through the interpenetrating tangle of shapes directly visible, and those imaginable but not present physically. There is some evidence that Priyanka sought first to explore the world of the visible and saw possibilities of subjecting images to aesthetic distortion. This was the first step in her journey towards virtual reality, composed of non-representational but visually/ cerebral persuasive bits and pieces of imagery. The young painter has shown considerable aplomb and conception of significant form. She has exhibited internationally number of times at different major cities with a great response and her works will be at special exhibit in coming India Art Summit 2008 by Ashok Art Gallery. - Samir Dasgupta

The Ashok Art Gallery is internationally known for one of its most important holdings: more than 2000 major works by the world's most significant Artists.Over the past years, as Ashok Art Gallery has become a major centre for contemporary visual art, the Gallery has built a strong collection of contemporary work of different artists.
Last year we became a sponsor of the STANDUP-SPEAKOUT Artshow, Organized by Art Of Living Foundation and United Nations.Organized an International Contenmporary Art Exhibition including artists from USA, The Nederlands, Pakistan and India.We have also participated at Art Expo India 2008 Mumbai and India Art Summit 2008 New Delhi

1 comment:

Greg Hill | Gallery Nine by Five said...

Fantastic work by Priyanka Gupta. Very interesting, I would love to see more work from this artist. All the best with forth coming shows.

Greg Hill
Gallery Nine by Five Fremantle