Sublime Galleria Unveils ‘My City’ – Discovering the Essence of a City
Through Fine Art
"My City" - Group art exhibition featuring 6 eminent artists, curated by
noted curator - Mr. Giridhar Khasnis, to be held at Sublime Galleria, UB
City on from the 13th April - 30th May 2012...
Bangalore, India, Saturday - April 14th, 2012 -- Sublime Galleria,
dedicated to promoting performing and fine arts, today unveiled another
exciting collection, ‘My City’, showcasing paintings that illustrate the
artists’ perceptions of the energy and essence of a city and their
interpretation of urban life. This repertoire of art work, which has been
tastefully curated by the noted and eminent Mr. Giridhar Khasnis,
showcases the works of 6 reputed artists, namely B. Devaraj, Manjunath
Hassan, Praveen Kumar, Shivanand Basavanthappa, Urmila V.G. and V.G.
Venugopal. The works of these artists will be on display till the 30th of
May 2012. Synonymous with introducing a mélange of established and
upcoming artists to the city and showcasing artworks across a wide range
of mediums, Sublime Galleria ( http://www.sublimegalleria.com ) promises
to present to the art lovers of the city another exciting opportunity to
appreciate and satiate their appetite for exquisite creativity and
meaningful art with ‘My City’.
Uzma Irfan - Founder of Sublime Galleria & Executive Director, Prestige
Group said, "Since its inception, Sublime Galleria has attempted to
showcase a wide range of artists and works of art across a gamut of
mediums, both explored and unexplored. Through ‘My City’, we aim to
present the interpretations of 6 noted artists about the pulse of a city
and modern lifestyle. We hope that art lovers of Bangalore enjoy this
About ‘My City’ - The Show:
A city means different things to different people. Our perception of a
city is not constant but ever changing. In this show, six artists
interpret the concept of a city through different vantage points, and
explore its colours and contours in unique ways. In their work, they
offer fresh and diverse perspectives, subtly hinting at a city’s delights
and mysteries; symbols and emblems; shades and nuances; burdens and
trappings; relationships and contradictions.
The paintings in this exhibition are not just pretty pictures or empty
slogans. They are little vignettes of and delicate commentaries on the
perception of a city; each one presented with intimate feeling,
contemplation and unpretentious understanding.
About Sublime Galleria:
The Sublime Galleria ( http://www.sublimegalleria.com ), India’s first
Sky Gallery, founded by Ms. Uzma Irfan – Director, Corporate
Communications, Prestige Group in 2009 is dedicated to the support and
promotion of fine arts and performing arts. To this end it regularly
organizes exclusive art pageants featuring the work of upcoming artists.
These shows and exhibitions are well attended by art connoisseurs and
buyers from across the globe and offer budding artists a much needed
platform to showcase their talent.
Located in UB City, which is today the city’s hotspot for Fashion, Luxury
and Fine Art, Sublime Galleria provides the perfect setting for the
city’s art aficionados to indulge their passion.
Strongly believing in the need to support young and upcoming artists,
Uzma Irfan founded Sublime Galleria to help provide a platform for them
to exhibit their work. Uzma believes that fine art is an integral part of
our rich culture and we should strive to keep these art forms vibrant and
accessible to society.
Sublime Galleria ( http://www.sublimegalleria.com ) has promoted the
works of several artists across categories. Some examples of the mélange
of work exhibited at Sublime in the past include ‘Genesis’ by Simran KS
Lamba – a unique presentation of mixed media artwork in coal tar, and
more recently, ‘Crossroads’ – a unique celebration of Fine Art by four
leading artists – G. Subramanian, Gurudas Shenoy, Jasu Rawal and Milind
Sublime Galleria has earlier showcased the works of Aamina Shazi, Amit
Sharma, Anoop H, Ashish Parma, C P B Prasad, Devanshi (Tina), Farah
Ahmed, Kalabhakesari, Manoj Masand, Pallon Daruwala (Established artist),
Pragya Jain, Priyanka Gupta Agarwal, Rupesh Patrick, Shukla Chowdhury,
Simran KS Lamba, Soraya Taher Merchant, Srividya and Tala Afsin.
Visit http://www.sublimegalleria.com for more information on the Art
About the Curator:
Giridhar Khasnis is a freelance writer, columnist and independent
curator. More than six hundred pieces of his writing on art, literature
and world cinema have appeared in newspapers and magazines including
Deccan Herald, The Hindu, The Week and Swagat. Among the art shows he has
curated are Furniture on Canvas (2007); The Root of Everything (2009);
Skin: a photo-art show (2009); Moment, intercepted (2009); The Open Cage:
Homage to Francis Bacon (2009); and A Twist in the Tail (2011).
About the Artists:
(b. 1966, Channenahalli, near Bangalore / BFA and MFA in Painting from
CKP, Bangalore). Winner of National Award, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi;
H K Kejriwal Young Artist Award; Senior Fellowship from HRD, Government
(b.1980, Hassan / BFA in Painting from CAVA, Mysore; MVA from Bangalore
University). Winner of Arnavaz-Vasudev Foundation Award; Robert Bosch Art
Grant; Camlin Professional Award (with art tour of Europe).
(b.1971, South Kanara / BFA in Painting from DMS Fine Arts College,
Mysore). Winner of Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy award (Bangalore) and
Lokamanya Tilak Art Foundation Award (Pune).
(b. 1975, Sindhanoor / BFA from MMK College of Visual Art, Gulbarga; MFA
from CKP, Bangalore). Winner of National Lalit Kala Academy award, H K
Kejriwal Young Artist Award, and Camlin Professional Award (with art tour
Urmila V G
(b.1978, Bangalore / BFA in Painting from CKP, Bangalore; MFA in
Printmaking, Santiniketan). Participated in International Print Festivals
in Japan, Spain, Germany and Turkey. Winner of National Lalit Kala
V G Venugopal
(b.1976, Kasargod / BFA in Painting (Gold Medal) from CAVA, Mysore; MFA
in Printmaking from CKP, Bangalore). Winner of Camel Art Foundation
Award; HK Kejriwal Young Artist Award, K K Hebbar Art Foundation Award.
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