New Delhi: An exhibition titled ‘Hum Panch’ featuring paintings and sculptures by a group of artists was shown recently at Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. The five artists whose works were exhibited were Bapusaheb Zanje, Bipin Kumar, Uttam Chapte, Satish Vamanrao Kale, Anand N. Dabli.
Artist and art critic, Jai Tripathi, Senior Visual Arts Researcher at CCRT, Ministry of Culture, writes about the five artists. With over three decades of experience in the Indian art scene, Tripathi critically describes the work of each artist in the group show.
Bapusaheb Zanje from Osmanabad, Maharashtra is described as an intellectual and peace-loving sculptor. Jai Tripathi says, “Bapusaheb Zanje is a multidisciplinary artist who integrates the real world into his art. According to Tripathi, his craft is dynamic and overflowing with expressions that make his works lively, touching and sincere.
Bipin Kumar is a resident of Vaishali, Ghaziabad who hails from Munger, Bihar, reflects the absurdity of life through his art. According to Tripathi, Bipin’s art is open to interpretation and requires having an open and inquisitive mind.
Uttam Chapte is a contemporary painter from New Mumbai, Maharashtra. His art is unmatched in its level of artistic element. “Considering the stock of colors and textures in his works, it becomes clear that his stock is primarily his artistic vision,” says Tripathi.
Satish Vamanrao Kale is another outstanding painter from Pune, Maharashtra. He beautifully combined thought and art in modern contemporary art. Jai Tripathi says, “His paintings done from time to time during his journey as a sage testify to the development he undertook as an artist.” The technology and surface texture it uses are unmatched in its genre and artistic element.
Anand N. Dabli from Nagpur, Maharashtra is a painter whose paintings are full of nature and colors. About his art, Jai Tripathi says, “Because of the effect it has on people, one can reasonably conclude that it speaks to the non-verbal parts of their existence.”