INFANTRY ROAD: This month, Kynkyny Art Gallery will have on display an exhibition titled Lost Reveries, featuring the latest works of popular contemporary artist, Anand Panchal.
On from this Saturday to February 10, the solo show will capture the magic and innocence of childhood and the state of profound wonder and connection with the world it represents. And turns out it isn’t just children who fascinate Panchal. The Mumbai-based artist’s mixed media paintings and acrylics on canvas celebrate life in rural India as seen through the eyes of its children.
Little girls at village fairs and on park benches, the sons and daughters of farmers, and adolescent boys and girls who grow up on temple premises are grist for his art.
Walking the line between contemporary and folkloric, figurative and symbolic, he uses his paintings as a vehicle to preserve and document traditional life in Indian villages and towns, their vast spiritual heritage and immense cultural richness.
Using an enchanting palette of colours, a vortex of spiritual and religious symbols and joyful, luminous children as his muses, Panchal’s paintings are a bridge between the finite and infinite, between past and present and between the world of the child and that of the grown-up.