Saturday, August 22, 2015

untitled

untitled
acrylic and watersoluble graphite on paper, 8x8", 2015 priya vadhyar

In the desert
My eyes scanned the horizon
For the emerald waters
Within me.

Friday, July 17, 2015

paintings: a point and line to plane xi

The exhibition 'A Point and Line to Plane XI' at Gallery Beyond in Mumbai opened today. Below are the paintings I am displaying. The first painting, titled 'The Mirror', is an acrylic painting on canvas and is 48x36 inches in size. The second, also acrylic on canvas and the same size, is called 'Once upon a Breeze, a Magpie'. The third painting, titled 'Once Upon a Breeze, a Magpie (II)', is acrylic on paper. The fourth, untitled, is acrylic and watersoluble graphite on paper and is 24x18 inches in size.

As mentioned in the previous post, the exhibition features abstract paintings by nine artists. The exhibition is on at Gallery Beyond until the end of August.

the mirror
acrylic on canvas, 48x36", 2015, priya vadhyar

once upon a breeze, a magpie
acrylic on canvas, 48x36", 2015, priya vadhyar

once upon a breeze, a magpie (II)
acrylic on paper, 24x18, 2014, priya vadhyar

untitled
acrylic and watersoluble graphite on paper, 24x18", 2014, priya vadhyar

Thursday, July 16, 2015

exhibtion: a point and line to plane xi

Gallery Beyond (Mumbai) is hosting the 11th edition of its annual abstract exhibition starting tomorrow July 17th. This year the show is called 'A Point and Line to Plane XI' and will showcase the work of nine artists - Arvind Patel, Abhijit Kumar Pathak, Dev, Rajnish Kaur, Smita Kinkale, Shiladitya Sarkar, Sunny Malwatkar, Vishal Joshi and myself. I'm excited and honoured to be showing my work with such amazing artists.

The theme of the show in the words of Gallery Beyond - "The common thread that weaves these artists together is Abstract Expressionism. Abstraction does not deal with objects or with effects or with images. It is a purely expressive art, one that excludes all the styles of the past and is a plastic art with only one purpose; to inspire human nature towards beauty."

Below is the exhibition poster. The opening of the show is tomorrow at 7pm; the show will continue until the end of August. Gallery Beyond's beautiful space and the art in that space beckon!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

the studio - an easel, a table and six walls

Since I got back from India (an amazing three month trip!), I've been cleaning the studio and moving things around, trying to make the best of the space.

My studio is a small but lovely odd shaped room with six walls. It's a pretty minimalist studio - easel, table, trolley and lots of canvases and paper up on the walls. A few days ago I moved my table into the nook by the window. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner. The new position is perfect. Take a look at some of the photographs I clicked of the clean studio yesterday. (It'll get messy soon enough.)



The two angled walls make a nice nook for the easel and trolley.
the window
The other side of the studio with works in progress on the wall (part I)

The other side of the studio with works in progress on the wall (part II)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

exhibition: the 377191 wall

Starting May 23rd, I am going to be part of an exhibition in Mumbai. Gallery Beyond in association with Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is hosting an exhibition titled 'The 377191 Wall: Freedom to Express, Freedom to Choose'. The exhibition postcard explains, "238 artists come together to express their solidarity with the fundamental right to freedom to speech and expression and the freedom to choose whom to love. While Article 19 (1) (a) protects the freedom to speech and expression, section 377 of the IPC is a law that criminalises same sex relationships. The group show of 279 mixed media works reflect on both these issues." 'The 377191 Wall' is about an individual's right to be who she is, to live with dignity and equality. It is about the right to express one's self without censorship. Artists and activists come together in this unique show to say that being human means being able to express oneself and love another without fear.

How awesome is it to be part of such an affirmation?

'The 377191 Wall' is a small works show. I am showing two paintings, both acrylic and watersoluble graphite on paper. The exhibition opens on May 23rd at 6.30 pm and will run until June 27th. Below are the two paintings in the show and the exhibition details.  Do drop by!

still, I stand,
the wind speaks
acrylic and watersoluble graphite on paper, 8x8", 2015 priya vadhyar

with a map of winds,
I traverse
acrylic and watersoluble graphite on paper, 9x9", 2015 priya vadhyar