The ongoing show at Dhi Art Space brings forth the works by two young artists Durgaprasad Bandi and Krishna Trivedi. The show unveils two distinct perspectives of looking at and experiencing life from very close quarters with extremely sensitive perceptive strengths.
The works by Durgaprasad are introspective and unveil the many layers of the “self” with unpretentious and open acceptance. On the other hand, the works by Krishna embrace the relations, people, happenings and objects from her surroundings with an intricate connection and bond that goes beyond the physical peripheries of the materialistic world.
Both the artists are figurative and render the forms in such a manner that they bear resemblance with the real, physical world. But just after making their presence felt, the forms become symbolic and metaphorically strong anecdotes.
Durgaprasad’s works are more like excerpts from a consistent soliloquy. His works explore the episodes where the artist fervently makes effort to face and embrace the ongoing turmoil which seems to have gotten hold of him. The works seem to represent the zenith of a plight, when it is fiercely intensified, and perhaps the moment just before the person starts coming out of it.
Durgaprasad prefers to work with mixed media of paper and canvas. He surrenders to his medium of expression without keeping any secrets or holding anything back. For him his engrossment with his expression and its reflection onto his medium, works as a silent friend who patiently listens and accepts his vent of feelings without any hitch, restraint or discomfort.
On the other hand, Krishna relishes in and gets mesmerized by the intricate and minutely hidden, unseen aspects of day to day life. Behind the said and heard conversations and seen aspects of objects she discovers the abstract, innate spirits and strengths.
In her mixed media works on paper the common utility objects such as the kettle, iron, used for ironing clothes, exist in a space where many patterns and nuances surrounding them reveal the artists affinity, attachment and very personal contemplations about them.
In one of her works titled, ‘Mapping my own territories’ the background is covered with a spread out map, showing multiple directions and areas. The compass in the art symbolically represents the artist’s personal quest. And in doing so, she delves deep into yet another episode from her very personal diary.
Both the artists’ works promise an immensely contemplative rendezvous to an art lover. The works imbibe into themselves multiple layers and connections to day to day life, to which all of us can relate to in some way or the other.
The present show will go on at Dhi art space, till 23 July.