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November 27, 2014

The Process of Creation

Text by Huzan Tata

Delve into the minds of artists at an exhibition that documents the making of their creations

Ever looked at a painting and wondered how the artist conceived it? Art gallery Exhibit320 in New Delhi is hosting the second edition of a group exhibition, Artchiving – An Artist’s Perspective that tries to answer that question. Curated by Ranjita Chaney, the project documents five artists’ works, as well as their personal thoughts and ideas. Along with their final creations, the gallery has on display a video archive of the artists working, and talking about their art pieces – aiming to show viewers not just the end result, but the complete process of creating art.

Artchiving is on view at Exhibit 320 (F-320, Old Mehrauli Badarpur Road, Lado Sarai, New Delhi) until January 10, 2015.

The featured artists:

Pooja Iranna This Delhi-based artist has had her works featured in several group and solo shows across the country.

Remen Chopra The artist has studied art history and language in Siena, Italy, and has a diploma in photography from the School of Polytechnic, New Delhi. Chopra works with mixed media on canvas, and her art ‘slip[s] effortlessly between the real, the imagined, the constructed, the inspirational, the private and public, the illusory and the metaphoric.’

Vibha Galhotra The Haryana-born artist won the Inlaks Foundation Award for art in 2001, and has participated in several international shows.

Muktinath Mondal Born in Tulia, West Bengal, Mondal has been awarded with a merit scholarship by the Jawaharlal Nehru Foundation in 2008. His upbringing in rural surroundings and his family’s involvement in politics are reflected in his works.

Probir Gupta Using art as a medium of activism, Gupta usually creates works that focus on the ills of terror, rebellion and oppression. His views on political situations and his interest in people’s fights for justice and equality are expressed in his art.

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