Creative call

World of Illusions, a group show showcases a variety of works by 21 artists.

A unique art show World of Illusions brings together works of 21 artists that will be showcased at at Tilting Art Gallery, Ishanya Mall till November 14. There is a varied selection of paintings, which is an amalgamation of abstract and figuratives by artists like Ajay De, Nishant Dange, D S Rane, Vishnu Sonawane, Prakash Waghmare, Suhas Bahulkar, Shamendu Sonvne, Jyoti Hattarki, Shant Hattarki, Anil Naik and others.

Slick at using charcoal soot with fingers and palms, Ajay De is an acclaimed artist and will be exhibiting two of his works in the exhibition. "Whenever we see or experience something, we always develop abstraction in our minds. I wanted to bring this feeling on the canvas," he says, adding, "One of my paintings portrays the uncertainty of life, where I have shown a number of people running towards an unknown destination." Uncertainty, he says, is the biggest illusion in the world.

For Nishant Dange, a young budding, artist, who will be unveiling his work for the first time in the city, it would be his first experiment with using charcoal on canvas. "Painting women has always remitted a positive energy into me. All beautiful emotions in this world, be it love, care or affection, are associated with women. Painting her is as much of a challenge as a personal pleasure," he says. With no family background in the field of art, Dange has so far exhibited three solos and has participated in a number of group exhibitions.

Another artist in the group is Konkan-born D S Rane, who has been very close to nature since his childhood days. He finds pleasure in bringing human emotions on paper. "During my graduation days, I encountered my Guru who led me on the path of spirituality because of which I got the chance to observe minute changes and quintessence of human emotions. That's why every figure in my paintings is very calm," he says. The artist adds that when he paints, he does not start with any particular idea. "But as I make my initial strokes, ideas themselves strike without any effort," says Rane. He started with oil painting on paper and later took up conventional work in Indian painting. Currently, he is experimenting with acrylic on canvas.

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