Come winters and the Art enthusiasts in Delhi look forward to have a great time visiting various Art shows. Recently a Group Art Show “Ascension”, An Ode to Expression And Movement was held which showcased recent paintings by Ms Rashmi Sikand Yadav. The show also featured recent painting by Artist Soumen Dutta. The Show saw some of the most eminent personalities and art lovers of the town crowding the venue, India Habitat Center.
Ascension is an amalgamation of abstract acrylic paintings exploring expressive linear gestures, mark- making, unique textures and layering which often creates the illusion of energy, movement and space.
A self-taught artist Rashmi Sikand Yadav is a promising artist proficient in two water based mediums. The Acrylic on canvas works display a liberal use of vibrant colour and multiple layering techniques. She does not use an easel, but instead lay the stretched canvas on a table in her studio, constantly moving it around, working from each side and angle until the painting is complete. Working in this manner allows her the freedom to engage in the piece in its entirety and not just from one perspective. Using layers of paint applied with her hands as well as numerous tools, adds to the physicality of her process and helps her connect with the composition.
Mr Soumen also uses multi media to create his masterpieces. Playing with different theme based figures and monuments, he very aptly captures beauties of Benaras Ghats, Maa Durga, and loves to paint mostly with watercolours and also likes penning them down in black and white. He says that he loves to pen down historical monuments like Lodi Garden, Qutab Minar, Hauz Khas, Purana Qila and Red Fort and many more other monuments all across India and give them a different perspective.