"Vandevta" solo show of paintings by Dhananjay Mukherjee on World Environment Day on 7th June' 17 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
My Words about my art...
I create graphic and structural uniformity on canvas through the play of light and shade. My paintings are basically a judicious mix of the abstract and realistic forms, which stem from unique imagination, which combines the real, natural world with the artistic and creative world. According to me, green is the colour of life, but human beings, through the ages, have exploited it, without understanding how pristine and important it is for life on earth.
In some of my paintings titled “Vandevta – God of the Rain Forest,” I have urged people to respect it by personifying the flora in Godly images and figures. The different faces in my painting are carved out of a leaf, with various motifs forming the eyes and lips. I find modernism on canvas with the help of old mythological art, expressing the same through remarkable use of colours to depict the unknown mysteries in the natural world. I got the idea for this theme from the Rain Forest. Somehow, they appear to be forming an image, which looks very much like a God face, or human shape or form.
I feel that nature gives us everything we need in our life, yet we never return the favour. The purpose of my paintings is to inculcate faith in Nature. I believe that through my paintings I can bring people to see the divinity in every green form, be it a plant, a tree trunk or even a leaf.
Venue : Art Gallery, ICCR, Azad Bhavan, I.P. Estate, New Delhi.
Entry is free.