Drawing The Human Body
Before learning how to write, children learn to scribble and draw. And many of these continue to wield their pens and pencils through their lives. For Indian artists Buddhadev Mukherjee and Vidha Saumya, drawing is their medium of expression. While Mukherjee usually illustrates a single man, Vidha’s canvas is filled with people and action. In the ongoing Mumbai show Body As Site, viewers can witness how artists interpret human figures in the most contrasting ways.
Vidha Saumya Holding a diploma in Visual Communication Design from the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, the Mumbai-based artist undertook an independent study programme at Lahore’s Beaconhouse National University. Born in Patna, Saumya also has a BA in Painting from the Sir J. J. School of Art in Mumbai.
Buddhadev Mukherjee The Kolkata-born artist spent a year at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou on a scholarship, after attaining his MA in Printmaking from MS University in Baroda. Mukherjee now works and lives in Delhi.
Body As Site is on display at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai (2 Sunny House, 16/18 Mereweather Road, Behind Taj Mahal Hotel, Colaba) until October 15, 2015.