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    Paintings Etc at Affordable art fair April 2015, Singapore

    Paintings Etc is delighted to be part of the Affordable Art Fair in Singapore from Thursday16April - Sunday 19 April 2015 at booth 3D-08.


    You can view the details of the works available on the link below


    Please send us your postal address by email to receive a complementary invitation tothe Private view evening and the general entry for this exciting show.

    Venue : Affordable Art fair , F1 PitBuilding, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore

    Date and Time :

    Thursday16 April 6pm-10pm : Private preview by invitation only

    Friday 17April 12pm-6pm

    Saturday18 April 11am-8pm

    Sunday 19April 11am-6pm


    Profile of participating artist :

    Kalicharan Gupta


    Kalicharan believes that the growing metros, thatprovides paces for us, are covering the latitudes and longitudes of the globe.These so called urban areas have facilitated us with small 'functional units'(apartments) joined to each other with different pipes and wires, intertwined to create a large cohesive unit. We are the populace of this congested habitat-The Metro. In this unit of high and low rises, we are in the clutches of time, running blindly after our unending desires

    The artist works with the abstraction of light and colours of urbanization. The vertical and horizontal swathes of colour and its absence speak of the tall buildings and expanding inhabitation clusters that are taking over all available space. Kalicharan Gupta is an artist with collective urban sensibilities. Like one of us he has also migrated from the green village, holds this green picture near his heart and yearns for a village life, but again like every one of us, is stuck between the harsh realities of this concrete jungle.

    The soaring buildings, the round traffic and shocking neon lights, with increasingly reducing open spaces; everything shouting for attention. The textual patterns created by juxtaposing rich,bright colours, interwoven with irregular lines appear like huge multi-storeys in a large city scape. The influential lines representing the mass of pipes andwires are rendered with dripping colours and directing them with a brush.Somewhere between the enigmatic compositions appear impressions of a figure,like one peeping from a window. The artist is successful in creating a true picture of the mysterious metropolis through his visual language.




    From hisstudent days Manoj has been doing landscapes, but there was this basicdifference with paintings that typify that genre. These landscapes were never apart of the geographical world. The earth and the sky that blend into eachother in his art are so close to reality yet are never real. Like an echo, theyowe their presence to an experienced world, but one that has lost its contoursto an overwhelming presence called space.

    For Manoj colours are not just pigments. They havetheir own mood, their own emotion, their own lexicon. Manoj spreads them on hiscanvas, and they bring to life a new reality, his colours seek inspiration fromthe sun, water , earth and the  air. If the elements change from moment tomoment, so do the colours on the artist’s palette. Kachnagal’s colours seem tobreak free of the confines of the terrestrial world and experience the expanseof the overarching openness.

    The realities of the natural world, loverelationships, religion or the conflicts born thereof are also part of theartists painted world, but again as colours that need no tangible form. Manojbelieves, if every colour has a reason, and every shade a resonance, coloursthemselves can carry on a dialogue, and resolve tensions rooted in the realworld.




    b. 1940

    For Niren, art is an expression of inner language.His communion with happenings around him evolves and reflects in his works. Hisworks are aesthetic expressions of his inner reflections infused with serenity,sacrifice, service and beauty

    Life is a constant journey for self-realisation,aim is to rise above the mundane and attain the state of supreme consciousness.Niren’s spiritual journey is integrated with his art. He finds lasting beautyin the serenity of the total surrender of monks of Ramakrishna Mission forservice to mankind, often portraying monks from the mission in saffron robes,symbolizing the spirit of sacrifice. A long association with the mission hasbrought peace in his life.

    His art depicts the universe in all its abundanceand multiplicity of life and form. Yet within and behind this complexity liesthe omniscient transcendental spirit, which itself is without form. The mutedlanguage of symbolism, encouraging contemplation over the deeper context iscontained in all his works .Elements like the lotus, the auspicious banana treeand usage of bright colours make repeated appearances, and help reinforce theunderlined message of hope for all mankind.

    He believes that human lives have a likeness tothat of a river; playfully wild and temperamental in its youth ,determinedlymaking its way during midlife and calmly contemplating surrender as it nearsthe sea. Life Is about constantly, seeking, learning and growing.

    Niren Sengupta is a former Principal of College ofArt, New Delhi with teaching experience of over 30 years in post-graduate levelsin various art institutions. 




    Sudhir works primarily with oil and acrylic oncanvas. His approach to work is fresh in terms of forms and colours that arenot only contemporary but very futuristic. Sudhir wishes to leave behind a bodyof work that will inspire feelings of joy and happiness, he is driven by apassion to express himself through what he call Positive Art.  His worksare an ongoing exploration of human desires borne out of a dialogue between thebody and the mind. Bhagat’s elongated figures, stretching their limbs indynamic poses, long for freedom. He explores the inability of the body to flyyet wills it to stretch its invisible wings and leap into the unknown horizon.In his art he creates two-dimensional images that narrate the body’s longingfor light, both physically and metaphorically.

    Bhagat’s figures are sometimes single but in mostcases they represent a pair, together yet independent of each other. Eachfigure stretching into its own universe seeking an individual destination.

    Sudhir has over 20 years of experience as adesigner and creative director-providing consultancy to some of the world’smost creative advertising networks. Based in New Delhi, he graduated with B.F.Aat Delhi College of Art in 1985 and has to his credit some of the most iconicand popular advertising campaigns.





    Guru uses Stream of Consciousness as his method ofcreation. He became aware much later in his artistic process that he wasactually ,influenced by Freudian theories on the unconscious mind, sexualdesires and transference.

    Guru deploys his understanding of the conflict ofhuman persona and society. His colour handling, of the blending between ego andalterego, his stylistic presentation of the subconscious ruling the prevalentpsyche in society, his personas breaking and fighting with the superconsciousness and surrendering to the higher force are all done in his uniquelayering. The primitive lying latent within the human mind, the beast awaitingits moment of overpowering the prey are expressed with his animal reference.

    Just as his theme, his work is layered too, whilehe makes his art visually appealing it also compels you to think. One of theviewers described his style as “depressed agitated and inspired” all at thesame time by this modern dilemma of a civilized world which looks back to itsprimitive past. 


    Ravindra Tomer


    Tomer holds a master’s degree in fine arts; hispaintings are a judicious mix of the abstract and the realistic form. Hisdepiction of Krishna in various moods portrays aspects of love and passionwhereas the unharnessed gallop of the horses reflects the unbridled energy ofthe creature. 

    The use of knife and spatula brings out theelements of the paintings making it even more rich and refreshing. 

    Growing up in an Indian village Tomer’s work has arustic feel, a raw connection with the land and its people, with a remarkableability to integrate the influences and experiences of his life into his work.  


    RamKishore Yadav 


    Yadav usessymbolic shapes and colours as are consistent with a tradition. Such art, byintention is integrative, trasportive and withdrawn from the momentary world ofevents that surround us. In this genre we emotively relate ourselves to invisibleyet very real experiences. In some of this works Yadav is seen giving explicitforms or shapes which are effective because they reflect an essential aspect ofeach and all of us, and act as reminders of our collective source and goal. Orelse they achieve a balance of elements, proportionality and harmony that maywell resonate throughout a given viewers being. 

    This has the effect of communicating universal andshareable objective principles, that is, of cohesion, which gives us the senseof certainty about the whole.  

    The flowing hair of the rather dramatic charactersand their typical costumes, give them a distinct identity and their inner andouter rhythm creates a poetic feeling, besides a feeling of purity and releasefrom the mundane. The air that flows around them seems to be filling them withlife divinity. The decorative in his art is rather superficial, adornment viacolour or form is only an adjunct to the noumenal.