Art Exhibition

Art Alive Gallery presents Yashwant Deshmukh’s ‘Contours of Continuum’ curated by Premjish Achari

Art Alive Gallery brings to you Contours of Continuum, a solo show exhibiting paintings by Yashwant Deshmukh. Yashwant Deshmukh is a contemporary Indian artist known for his contemplative style depicting the lack of movement or the stillness of space. His abstract and meditative style heavily relies on symbolism and functions as a bridge between the material and the spiritual.

Contours of Continuum

At his latest exhibition in Art Alive, New Delhi, the enigmatic Yashwant Deshmukh invites viewers into a world of otherworldly serenity. In this realm, the boundaries between form and space dissolve, and objects take on a mystical significance as conduits for metaphysical exploration. The ethereal compositions transport us to an endless and fluid landscape where we are invited to lose ourselves in contemplation. Through the masterful use of colours, textures, and arrangement, Deshmukh delves into the intricate relationship between memory, perception, and intuition, provoking us to reflect on the very essence of existence. He captures the delicate nuances of life and evokes a commanding presence that impels viewers to immerse themselves in the alluring harmony of ordinary moments. Everyday objects become the lead actors in a tranquil dance, melding their outlines with the boundless void of negative space. Every stroke of the brush is a meditation, every coat of paint a hushed secret, as Deshmukh unravels the enigma of stillness.

Through his use of colours and intricate textures, Deshmukh infuses his pieces with a palpable sense of energy and vitality. The objects in his paintings seem almost alive, their contours pulsating with movement and emotion. With an impeccable eye for detail, he captures the subtle nuances of everyday life and elevates them to a place of profound significance. It is as if every object holds within it the potential to unravel the mysteries of reality, woven together by the ether itself. Each piece serves as a powerful reminder that even amid the chaos, there exists a serene stillness that can be found by simply pausing and appreciating the world around us.

For almost twenty years, Deshmukh has solidified his position as a leading figure in the art world. His creations have been featured in esteemed exhibitions and international events, garnering him praise and recognition. – Premjish Achari, Curator

“In my work over the last two decades, I have explored the interrelation between form and space. My visual language constitutes a deeply layered palette composed of objects that are often considered mundane, rendered in speculative forms that capture their visual patterns, ambiance and atmosphere. I am excited to be exhibiting in a solo exhibition in Delhi with Art Alive Gallery unveiling a collection which traverses the exquisite nuances of life.” – Yashwant Deshmukh, Artist

Exhibition Details:
Preview Date: 14th March 2024
Preview Time: 6 pm onwards
Exhibition Date: 15th March to 5th April 2024
Gallery Timing: 11 am – 7 pm
Venue: S-221, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi 110017

About Artist Yashwant Deshmukh

Born in Akola, Maharashtra, in 1963, Yashwant Deshmukh is a contemporary Indian artist known for his contemplative style. He graduated from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, in 1988.

The artist finds inspiration from the daily life objects in his immediate surroundings, including flowers, pots, mirrors, and the intangible, such as the breeze and shadows. By employing these objects, the artist explores the multifarious nature of space and form. He primarily conveys his style through acrylic on canvases, which are often minimalistic with fewer colours. The artist focuses on the interrelation between form and space, adding new dimensions to his paintings.

He has held numerous solo exhibitions in various cities in India, including a Group show sponsored by Jindal Art Foundation at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 1993, Two person exhibition at Gallery-7 Hong Kong and Sixth Bharat Bhavan Indian Contemporary Art Biennial’s Exhibition, Bhopal in 1996, the 1st Mumbai Biennale 2018, K-Art International Exc Association, Korea and InKo Centre, in association with Sir J. J. School of art, Mumbai in 2018, ‘ALTRUISM OF LINES’ a solo show curated by Prabhakar Kamble, at Art & Soul gallery, Worli, Mumbai in 2019. He lives and works in Mumbai.

About Art Alive Gallery

Founded in 2001, Art Alive is a contemporary art gallery based in New Delhi. The gallery has been committed to creating a culture of engagement between art connoisseurs, art enthusiasts and artists. It represents well known contemporary artists from all over India and has organised shows of Indian art in London, Chicago, Palo Alto, Seoul, Dubai, Sydney, Singapore and Abu Dhabi.

The gallery presents a holistic showcase of contemporary, modern and emerging art from the country through its curated exhibitions and retrospectives, artist talks and extensively researched books and catalogues promoting a multi-faceted approach to art. With a vision to stimulate art practices in the contemporary sphere, the gallery also works steadily in promoting young talent from the country and offers its space for incubation of new narratives and fresh creative vision.

Art Alive Gallery has also ventured into publications to contribute in documenting and archiving contemporary Indian art, publishing a range of books and catalogues. Some of the notable publications are Faces of Indian Art, 2007, A Life in Art: S.H. Raza, 2007, a comprehensive, deeply researched publication with rare material from the artist’s archive, The World on a Canvas: Paresh Maity, 2010, and most recently, 20th Century Indian Art, 2022, a critically acclaimed landmark publication showcasing the history of Indian art across the subcontinent and South Asia from the late-nineteenth century to the present day published in association with Thames and Hudson.

A regular participant in International art fairs and events, Art Alive Gallery aspires to build aesthetically active visual experiences, promote emerging perspectives and assist the growth of Indian art on a global platform.

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