Drishti / Vision - Indian Contemporary Artists
The exhibition Drishti: Vision is a first for Valentine Willie Fine Art. This0 will be the gallery’s debut exhibition of Indian art, in collaboration with leading Indian specialists Bodhi Art, based in New Delhi and Singapore.
The rise of Indian art in the past decade or so has been meteoric, making waves well beyond Asia’s borders. This show will be a rare opportunity for Malaysians to feast their eyes on the works of major artists such as Ram Kumar, M. F. Husain, Jogen Chowdhury, Nilima Sheikh, Ganesh Haloi, Ganesh Pyne, Akbar Padamsee, Anjolie Menon, Prabhakar Kolte, Paramjit Singh, KG Subramanyan and F N Souza.
In the exhibition catalogue, Uma Nair explains the interpretation of Drishti as “the vision of the artistic quest, the manifestation of the individualistic tenor. The warmth of the human presence can be felt but not seen. Each vision finds its own pathway, etching in the beauty of its own quest, enigmatic or elusive, it thrives in its own being.” The collection shows the depth and range of artistic voices in India “Indian art has not been a single journey down a straight road, it has been a traversing of ingenuous awakenings, of discoveries and explorations that have sustained with both reason and passion and strung together into a unique tapestry.”