An ode to the power of figurative art
Welcome to “Figuratively Yours,” an extraordinary art exhibition that unites the distinct and captivating figurative styles of three talented artists – A V Ilango, Buwa Shete, and Wilson Souza. Each artist brings their unique perspective and artistic flair to the canvas, presenting a tapestry of emotions, stories, and human connections that resonate deeply with the viewer.
A V Ilango
Step into the enchanting world of A V Ilango, where abstract forms and figures intertwine to create a symphony of colors and shapes. Ilango’s art transcends the boundaries of traditional figurative representation, inviting the audience to interpret and engage with his visual poetry. His works exude a sense of mystique, provoking introspection and sparking conversations about the intricacies of human existence.
In the artistry of Buwa Shete, the human form becomes a vessel of emotions and grace. With a delicate interplay of light and shadow, his figurative works portray moments of tenderness, vulnerability, and resilience. Buwa’s ability to capture fleeting expressions and unspoken narratives in his paintings draws the viewers into the heart of each scene, leaving them captivated by the stories waiting to be unraveled.
J M S Mani
The simple, rustic folk of the Deccan Plateau in South India, with strong Dravidian (an ancient race in South India) features, are the subjects of J.M.S. Mani’s paintings. Mani chooses to depict his characters, the balloon seller, the women with a rooster, in a simple and uncluttered manner. The pulsating colours in his paintings offset the dark skin of his characters, creating a sense of drama in his compositions. And it is his colours and compositions which are expressive, rather than the figures themselves.
Prepare to be captivated by the emotional depth in Wilson Souza’s figurative creations. Each stroke of his brush breathes life into his subjects, revealing a profound understanding of human anatomy and emotions. Souza’s artistry evokes empathy and a sense of connection, as he brings forth the raw and authentic essence of his characters, leaving a lasting impact on those who witness his works.
Figuratively Yours will also be hosting an enthralling collection of sculptures from a diverse array of talented artists, namely Anup Sankpal, Kiran Shigvan and P Gnana. These sculptures, thoughtfully curated to resonate with the essence of our theme, will add an extraordinary three-dimensional experience to this celebration of artistic expression.