A Taste of India: A Group Exhibit of Modern and Contemporary Indian Art

Art by P Perumal

P. Perumal, oil on canvas

A group exhibition featuring the work of nine notable artists from India is currently on display at the Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Avenue.  The exhibit runs now through December 24.

Justin Marx, owner of Kala Fine Arts  has been curating and representing artists from India since his first trip to India in 1999.  Most of the artists he represents have art careers in India but had little exposure outside of the country.  Mr. Marx changed that by introducing audiences to a vast array of  art for the last fifteen years.  As a curator of contemporary Indian art he’s been on the fore front witnessing  American interest and appreciation of that segment of Indian art grow steadily.  Justin Marx noted, “museums across the world are beginning to diversify their collections and I’m  delighted that the Toledo Museum of Art has recently acquired their first work of Contemporary Indian art.”

Art by Sekhar Kar

Sekhar Kar, acrylic on canvas

Justin Marx has selected a diverse collection of beautiful and colorful contemporary and modern work for the Perrysburg Municipal Building exhibition.  Many of the artists in the show have art work in the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi.  Two such artists are Sekhar Kar and P. Perumal.

Sekhar Kar holds a Masters of Fine Art from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.   His signature style has won many major awards in India, he is represented by major galleries throughout India as well as is in many collections internationally.

Gallery Kolkata described his work by stating ” Sekhar Kar paintings depict men and women in swirling masses of color with cesspools of emptiness for eyes.  This allows the viewers the freedom to interpret the emotions depicted in a variety of ways.  Though the overall paintings are bathed in sadness and mystery.” Kar’s work is easily identified by the dark hollow eyes in his artwork.

P. Perumal graduated from Government College of Arts and Crafts in , Chennel India in 1957.  His long illustrious has defined him as a figurative artist whose style is “folksy” and represents his childhood  memories of his life in rural India.  His paintings are filled with lean lanky figures with elongated arms and muted colors.  His artwork is in the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.  He has received major awards and participated in many prestigious exhibitions throughout India.  He has work in numerous collections in the USA and internationally.

Other artists in the group show are G.Raman, Munindra Rajbongshi, K.G. Narendra Babu, Partha Bhattacharjee and more.

Viewing hours at the Perrysburg Municipal Building are Monday-Friday 8:00am- 4:30pm.
For more information about this event contact Main Art-ery at info@mainart-ery  419 324 4758 or  Justin Marx at artmarx@gmail.com  512 299 2101.

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