the XIIth edition of this curatorial effort that Gallery Beyond showcases every
year in the monsoons. Alongwith a few well known icons of abstraction and some
rising stars, the younger upcoming artists get to be viewed alongside this
august company. The common thread that weaves these artists together is
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
plastic art with only one purpose; to inspire human nature towards beauty.
creating force and the expressiveness of painting reside materially in
colour and texture of pigment, in the possibilities of form invention
organization, and in the flat plane on which these elements are brought
artist is concerned solely with linking these absolute qualities
to his wit, imagination and experience, without the go-between
'subject'. Working on a single plane as the instantaneously visualizing
he realizes his mind motives and physical sensations in a permanent
universal language of colour, texture and form organization. He covers
plane of expression that has so long been hidden by the
of nature imitation, anecdote, and the other popular subjects.
the artist's work is to be measured by the vitality, the
and the definiteness and conviction of purpose within its own medium"......
Forum Exhibition of Modern American Painters)