Multifarious Impressions 2013

Multifarious Impressions 2013

Ananta Mandal present's Multifarious Impressions, 11th Solo Exhibition of Paintings 
from 2 Dec - 8 Dec, 11 am - 7pm. at Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. 

Ananta Mandal has a natural way to handle watercolors. His huge watercolors speak of his ease at handling this otherwise difficult medium and reaffirm his long lasting affair and affinity with it. 

His subjects are enveloped in hazy mist of rainy atmosphere which transcend them into mystical beauties. Be them the everyday busy street scenes of metro cities, the beaches  of  Kolkata, the snowscapes of  Kashmir or even the sand dunes of Rajasthan, with Ananta’s flowing brush, they turn into luring spaces in the frame of his paintings. The rainy mist associated with gloominess dance here with optimistic hope of creation and soothing emotions. No wonder, his paintbrush has captured the reflected images of the city roads, countryside ambiance and the blue sky merging with the horizon - all of which seems to come alive in his work while their simple charm create a subtle poetry in his paintings. Though impressionist in the rendering, the paintings are purely romantic in the effect they leave on the viewers’ minds. They are pleasing to the eyes and touching at the emotional level. 

Ananta also paints in oil and acrylic colors. He has a deep sense of using any medium to bring out that enigmatic atmosphere with subtle play of light and shade and merging beauty of line and tones. His compositions are strong statements of his mind frame which casually winds the representations into surreal poetry. His paintings takes stride to the level of Art Forms with his faith in the spiritual and his dedication to the endeavors of achieving the results he desire in his art works.

This is what sets Ananta as a young master who has bagged more national and international awards than his age in number. He has exhibited in numerous group shows and solo exhibitions in India and abroad and at the same time he has been invited as guest artist in different parts of India and abroad. 

This Exhibition is one step further in his pleasing journey of encompassing curiosity of a child blended with romantic vision of adolescence and maturity of a master in creation of these blissful images of everlasting beauty.

By 
Gayatri Mehta
Eminent Painter, Jt. Secretary of  The Bombay Art Society
Mumbai, India