Jamshedpur, Dec. 10: The third edition of annual art camp, Confluence – III, kicked off at Off the Wall art gallery in Sakchi on Thursday.
The four-day camp is a celebration of art and artists. This year, 20 artists, including six from Jamshedpur, are taking part in a curated camp where carefully selected contemporary works reflect the vibrancy and diversity of genres, themes and forms in present day India.
Divya Taneja Koh, owner of Off the Wall said, “At Confluence – III, all mediums, themes and genres, find enthusiastic and admiring acceptance. There’s only one yardstick — quality — which our curator and participating artist Prabir Shaw has been particular about. So, from Indian mythology to contemporary abstract, complex themes; from expressionism to minimalism; from landscapes to figurative works; expect everything on display to mesmerize you.”
“At the show, one can catch Haren Thakur’s pithy, witty and minimalist takes, Bijay Biswal’s definitive “Wet Platform” series, Brajmohan Arya’s complex depiction of man-woman relationships, Ravi Shankar’s passionate works on human desires and endeavours, Anil Kumar’s expressionist vision of Varanasi and landscapes, Sunil Kumar’s skilled imaging of human figures, Mukta Gupta’s geometrical yet lyrical human figures, Sunita and Santanu Dinda’s Indian style paintings and many more,” Divya added.
As in themes, so in mediums, from water colour to ink to oil to mixed media, expect diversity in colour and texture.
Distinguished pan-Indian list of artists include Bijay Biswaal from Nagpur; Brajmohan Arya from Jabalpur; Sanjoy Banerjee from Kolkata; V. L. Mevada and Dr. Chandrasekhar Kale from Ujjain; Ravi Shankar, Anil Kumar and Sunil Vishwakarma from Varanasi; C. R. Hembram from Gumla; Paban Roy from Deoghar; Haren Thakur, Sharmila Thakur, Praween Karmakar, Tarak Shankar Das from Ranchi and and last but not the least, Mukta Gupta, Santanu Dinda , Sunita Dinda , Raja Mukhi, Swarup Kr. Dutta and Prabir Shaw from Jamshedpur.
For visitors, including art collectors, art lovers and the masses, it will be a rare experience of seeing some of India’s finest creative minds at work.
Catch Confluence – III between December 10 and 13, 2015, to get in touch with your art beat! We are open from 10am to 8pm.