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An everlasting impression

Published : Nov 19, 2019, 12:40 am IST
Updated : Nov 19, 2019, 12:40 am IST

An exhibition displaying Suryasnata Mohanty’s works on temples and abstract cities uses the knife technique.

The Lone Hope
 The Lone Hope

A solo art exhibition, essaying a narrative of survival and continuities in impressionist works of temples and abstract cities recently took place in the national capital at Indian Habitat Centre. Artist Suryasnata Mohanty’s works with a theme of submergence and emergence were displayed here.

The exhibition displayed around 18 paintings mostly of sizes 30x 40. Mohanty’s work mostly lies in the impressionist genre and currently, she is working with acrylic colours using spatula and palette to paint the subject. She also chooses to play with brush techniques at times to paint the backgrounds. “I work in watercolour, oil and acrylic mediums. However, currently, I am working in Acrylics colours on canvas and this particular exhibition was of Acrylic paintings on canvas,” she adds.

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In the exhibition, Suryasnata presented abstracts of lasting architectures of cities and Impressionist imageries of ancient temples that form a vantage point of human realities in the magnificent narrative of existence, survival and continuities. According to the artist, the knife work used in the exhibition was the biggest challenge. She says, “Knife work (painting with palette and spatula) can be very tricky and requires the artist to take a decision in a jiffy. Unless the artist has very good control and knowledge of the output it will give, one has to accept whatever result as it comes.”

One of the highlights from the exhibition was titled ‘Longing and Belonging on Meera’. “I particularly like it in the context of Submergence and emergence because Meera is completely submerged in her love for Krishna and (has) emerged to be the embodiment of Krishna himself which has been depicted in the blue colour (Of Krishna) on the face and hands of Meera” Suryasnata elaborates on this particular work of art.

The artist also says that the exhibition was a success and a great experience. Not only were eminent visual artists such as Madam Sobha Broota and famous sculptor Shri Adwait Gadnayak present, but they appreciated her work, which became an achievement in itself for Suryasnata. “My Solo show was not only well received as a fresh visual treat, but also some established art galleries by themselves showed interest in these works,” the artist revealed.

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