Paris, every global traveller’s dream destination, is seen through the eyes of one who was drawn, like millions of others, by its timeless, ageless beauty in a new exhibition. Rupin Thomas spent three summers in Paris and took 6,000 photographs, capturing every aspect of Parisian life. A selection of his works will be on display at the Lalit Kala Akademi from February 19th to 25th, 2017.
La vie à Paris is a classic look at Paris and its suburbs, focused on the city’s brilliant juxtaposition of the old and new.
La vie à Paris: A study in volition
An economist by profession and an artist at heart, Rupin Thomas has been photographing Paris and its suburbs for the past 3 years. La vie à Paris, which showcases 50 of his works, has been split into three parts: Landscapes, Still Lifes with architectural details and Graffiti, that outline a pulsating, evolving city.
Art critic-columnist for The Hindu, Uma Nair
Lalit Kala Akademi
Gallery 1, Rabindra Bhavan
35, Ferozeshah Road
New Delhi 110 001
February 19-25, 2017
11 am to 7 pm Everyday
A hub for hedonists, a wellspring of inspiration for creatives, and a haven for history buffs, Paris is a fantasy destination for millions of travellers each year. To many, it’s a living museum. But Paris also pulses and evolves. These photographs by Rupin Thomas are an essence of its ethos-culled from 6000+ images taken over a span of 3 years.La vie à Paris is a classic look at Paris. They are inhabited by “spells”, floating objects, incongruous fixtures, events that arise suddenly, unexpected, as if these images were suspending time.
La vie à Paris looks at life in and around Paris in a week-long exhibition of 50 works at the Lalit Kala Akademi in Delhi.
This is Rupin’s first show.