Anindya Kanti Biswas reports on an exhibition featuring six artists
La Petit art gallery at Lado Sarai hosted La Gajab, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by six artists from Bengal. Amiya Nimai Dhara, the only sculptor in the group, exhibited five recent pieces, including ‘The Rest’ which is a critique of the current urban mentality of intrinsic laziness even to the point of self-destruction. His “Man at Work” represents the present consumerist
society. Rajib Deyashi&’s six acrylic paintings displayed elements of Tantricism. Pranab Roy depicted human activities and relationship in a unique manner. He uses romanticism as an interactive bridge between realism and surrealism. The symbols are typically reminiscent of his synthesising intent. Purnendu Bikash Mondal exhibited six works from his “Baul” and “Untitled” series. Despite technical flaws, the paintings are infused
with rustic flavour. Prabal Chandra Boral&’s seven works were in mixed media technique mainly in monochromatic colour. His “Face” was reminiscent of portrait works done by the eminent artist Souza. “Goddess of Forest” done in
oil on the surface of a board is well executed. Santanu Roy exhibited six of his water colour landscapes. The speed of his brush is surprising. His interest in the never ending flow of nature&’s changing attitudes is quite unique. He seems to be a dedicated follower of the genre created by landscape artists o fcolonial and post colonial India.