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  • COLLECTIVE 22 is a group show of 22 renowned Indian Contemporary Artists organized by Palette Art Gallery. This show comprises a group of artists from different generations and a group show of 22 renowned Indian Contemporary Artists which is organized by Palette Art Gallery. The show aims to celebrate modern and contemporary paintings/ sculptures with other art enthusiasts and patrons.

    The era of contemporary art has the most diverse and intense collections of artistic creation. Since the artists draw their inspiration from the current political, cultural and social situations and mould it with their imagination- we are here to help them push boundaries and let people see the world through their perspective.

    The artists represented in COLLECTIVE 22 are (in alphabetical order) Anju Dodiya, Apurba Nandi, Atul Dodiya, Chittrovanu Mazumdar, Ganesh Selvaraj, G. R. Iranna, Gigi Scaria, Jagannath Panda, Manjunath Kamath, N. Ramachandran, Pooja Iranna, Prasad KP, Riyas Komu, Saravanan Parasuraman, Sharad Sonkusale, Sonia Mehra Chawla, Sonal Varshneya, Sudarshan Shetty, Thukral & Tagra, Vibha Galhotra, Wahida Ahmed, Yuvan Bothysathuvar.

    Artists like Saravanan Parasuraman drive their inspiration from nature and his current works focus on environmental realisation through his gained knowledge. Whereas, Anju Dodiya’s biography extends into the past and archives the heroic, layering it with the contested self.

    Even as her self-referential portraits look into the viewer’s eye, casting a magnetic spell. Cinema and literature play a huge role in our senior artist Atul Dodiya’s artworks and perhaps if you dive further into the quirky titles, you’ll get to know the humour and the rich content that he delivers. The images of Prasad KPs’ works are drawn from the purity and beauty of the village. The nature of watercolour enables him to immerse in the process in such a way that the very act of painting turns into meditation. Anju Dodiya Her paintings, acts of rebellion and exorcism, use the self-portrait form to explore the conflicts between inner life and external reality. The artist provides a new take on historical sources as varied as Indian miniatures,

    The majority of her works give the viewer access to moments lifted from “the private discourse that goes on within oneself when one is alone”.  Dodiya’s self keeps recurring in the changing pictorial contexts. These are inward-looking investigations with a keen sense of self-awareness and introspection. Her works compel the viewer to unravel stories of the female protagonists, yet they don’t reveal the full narrative. Dodiya continually creates her own legends that are often self-disruptive autobiographies.

    Chittrovani Mazumdar is known as one of India’s leading expressionist artists. His powerful body of work draws from a wide range of visual, musical or lyrical resources, references and influences. Composed of bold brushstrokes, layered figurative imagery, elements of collage and abstract spaces, his raw, near-expressionistic paintings evoke powerful emotions. Chittrovani Mazumdar bold brushstrokes, elements of collage, abstract spaces and layered figurative imagery, Mazumdar’s raw, almost expressionistic, canvases create a powerful emotional response. Ganesh Well known for creating works that portray a deep commitment to abstraction, Ganesh is constantly on the quest for innovative concepts in new techniques and forms. Jagannath Panda mixes mythology with reality, and motifs from traditional Indian art with images from Western and Indian contemporary culture, to explore the effects of globalization and rapid development on his country.

    Yuvan has developed a practice of utilising materials that are easily accessible, from parts of broken bicycles to newspapers and magazines. Over the years personal experiences has seen Yuvan move away from his figurative style to a more expressive mode while still retaining the use of recycled materials – especially paper.

    Vibha Galhotra is a New Delhi based conceptual artist whose large-scale sculptures address the shifting topography of the world under the impact of globalization and growth. .  Responding to the rapid environmental changes and rezoning of land, Galhotra embodies the dense urbanization and jungles of steel and concrete through intricately sewn metal ghungroo tapestries – fusing historical grandeur with shimmering veils of steel.

    Wahida Ahmed’s work comprises shared history, culture and memory. The narratives in my works are stories woven from both modern and traditional contexts, beliefs, history, political implanted discourses.

    Pooja Iranna`s Iranna uses various types of media to create lattice-like structures composed of lines and forms that intersect, unite and connect in what almost resembles an architectural blueprint. The grids she builds up over her surfaces are never the same; each one seems independent and different from the other. G R Iranna, Here Iranna is drawn to using ash along with the charcoal powder and powdered pigment, as he tenderly overlays the harsh surface of tarpaulin while merging its presence into his muted colour palette.

    ATUL DODIYA says “The paintings have a strong narrative in terms of references, quotations, of homage to cinema and literature. I then develop another narrative using this existing one. It is all about my own free-flowing imagination”, THUKRAL & TAGRA artworks aim to interrogate a larger set of political issues by applying artistic agency to question, but also offer hope.

    SHARAD SONKUSALE says “The process of my artworks is not only just for visual appeal but my own transformation. The inspiration comes from a very meditative approach”, SONIA MEHRA CHAWLA explains “The idea of landscapes for me comes from a deeply psychological space”. JAGANNATH PANDA works are an imagination of the current situation in a futuristic way. He also, enjoy re-creating the dark side of nature into my artworks.