There is a charm and attraction for the fables and fantasy that forever resides in some corner of every adult’s heart. The temptation to run on green grass, to bathe in a water fountain, to cuddle a pup tightly and make innumerable soap bubbles – the list is long and varies drastically from one to another.
The present show at Icon art gallery, titled The Lyrical Mystic, perhaps summarises and brings forth a pleasantly captivating and transcendental world onto the canvas. Artist Prameet Ghosh’s work creates a pleasant and harmonious setting on his picture surface where the figures exist in obvious peace and tranquility.
He aptly weaves together an incident on his canvas that reveals many subtle actions and anecdotes which fascinate the viewer greatly. A clown and children seem to be the characters of an important event which is taking place in a misty dream, hazy yet conveying the soothing imagination of an innocent child.
The young girls and boys affectionately converse with the animals and accept them as indispensable aspects of their peaceful environment. The lazily flying dragon flies, slender goose and talkative frogs perhaps remind one of the fairy tales and fables that transport many of us to back to our childhood. The clown is the protagonist who gets amalgamated into the event taking place. He symbolises the presence of the artist amidst the setting he creates with utmost fondness and grace. The colour scheme and its application as well exemplify the softness and fragility of the dream. The artist aptly renders the picture surface in mixed media and excels in creating textural extravagance which completely supports his expression.
Ghosh also fondly includes Lord Krishna in some of his works. Hailing from Kolkata, he excels in seamlessly weaving the ever beloved image of the blue deity into his work in such a manner that it becomes an indispensable part of the moment portrayed.
The Lyrical Mystic will remain on view at the Icon Art Gallery till January 8.