Exhibition of Paintings
rom 3rd December, 2010 to 5th January, 2011
E-557 Greater Kailash - II
New Delhi - 110048
Phone : 011-29217306, 011-29226043
Manoj Dutta’s art rediscovers and enriches the traditional two dimensional format of ‘Indian-ness’ found in folk art. His paintings and pastels bloom with luminous effusions of a few consonant colors, structured into subtle textures, variations and nuances of tone and shade, to enhance his deceptively simple, stylized images. The predominant color with which he elaborates a theme, whether blue, red, violet or ochre enlarges into a fine symphony of depth and shade to frame his images in impeccably conceptualized designs of integrated detail.
His delineation of images whether with pen or brush, is similarly simple, fluent and infinitely eloquent. His images may stand out expressively from bare or delicately muted backgrounds, recede artfully behind a vigorous cross-hatching of lines, or even freeze mid-movement into a stylized format. But they are always vivified by a singular ‘mood’, which can by turns be whimsical, humorous, introspective or poignant - whether with nostalgia or with memories or beauty ‘recollected in tranquility’.
“There are, pronounced elements of folk art in my paintings though its
content is my experience of the contemporary reality around me. Folk
form and feel come to my paintings as naturally as the tune of folk songs
that spring from the depth of the folk-singer's heart. I try to achieve the
same simplicity and directness in my work."