Weekday Lounge Exclusive | Art this week

Weekday Lounge Exclusive | Art this week

Yatra, Gallery Art and Soul, Mumbai

In many of his works, the wheel is found as a recurrent motif, symbolizing variously life, an oracle to look into the world or an instrument of change (and yet retaining its unchangeable dimensions).

The works will be on display till 7 February 2008. The sculptures are priced between Rs2.40 lakhs to Rs3.30 lakhs, while the drawings are start at Rs75,000

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Reconcialition & Truth, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Tushar Joag’s latest paintings, sculptures, videos and installations are in many ways an allegory for destruction. The series titled Englightenment features Buddha (in various states of ‘limblessness’) of in a characteristic meditative pose in different backgrounds and settings. “These may be in one way taken to be implying the decimation of society by the imperialist and fundamental forces," says the artist. The artists has been influenced by events on the global political scene like the destruction of Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, 9/11, and American invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.

The works will be on display till 31 January 2008. The paintings start at Rs1 lakh and the sculptures at Rs5 lakhs.

General Sweetie (Polly, Revolution, SOUTH Cookie), Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai

“His work is dynamic and expressive, and we hope it will pave the way for more top international artists to come to India," says Ranjana Steinruecke, owner of the gallery. Her gallery plans to bring other major international artists like Norbert Bisky, Polly Apfelbaum and Xu Bing to India soon.

The solo exhibition will be up on display till 22 February 2008. These paintings are priced at Rs3.20 lakhs and the sculptures at Rs7 lakhs.

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