SIGNATURES presents the work of five artists that ARTISANS’ launched for the first time in Mumbai between 2012 – 2016. Over the years Radhi Parekh, Director, ARTISANS’ has nurtured their growth and added to a collection that has not been seen together until now.
The Jogi Family
Following a lineage of Ganesh Jogi, a traditional balladeer from Rajasthan, today each of the family is an artist in their own right. Their intricate drawings are stories of origin, migration, urban settlement, adaptation and survival, with keenly observed detail.
Sukhnandi Vyam Pardhan
As keepers of their people’s cultural legacy, powerful storytelling is intrinsic to the Pardhan identity. Sukhnandi's anthropomorphic figures conjure ideas of the food chain as well as the natural cycle of birth and decay.
Bhuri Bai of Pitol
Bhuri Bai of Pitol is the first Bhil artist to use paper and canvas for her painting. Bhuri Bai is a keen observer of life around her, and she paints with the vivacity and immediacy of someone who is intensely present.
Today Jagdish Chitara’s Mata-ni-Pachedi is significant, as he practices the original form of painting as an act of worship, directly on cloth without any premeditated drawing.
Sher Singh | Bhil Painting
Sher Singh Bhil chronicles the Bhil rituals through his paintings. He believes that painting is a form of prayer and healing. Of the many stories connected to the use of the dot, Sher Singh believes that each dot is representative of an ancestor.
Du 22 Février au 28 Février 2019, de 11:00 à 19:00
52 - 56 Dr. V B Gandhi Marg Fort, Kala Ghoda 400001 Mumbai india