The exhibition Mapping Stillness is an exploration of the idea of stillness through the works of three artists — Sujith SN, Prathap Modi and Madhu Das. The media used by the artists are diverse and include watercolours, woodblocks, woodcut prints and drawings, and trace journeys into a fictitious world.
Sujith SN's work
Sujith, who uses watercolours as his medium, negotiates the formal aspects of scale and colour to construct panoramic landscapes. His dark and spacious images evoke a sense of ennui that is endemic to the modern world.
This is well conveyed in one of his works in which a man stares blankly at a dark horizon of complex space and is completely solitary.
Prathap Modi's work
The woodblocks and woodcut prints of Modi though are more of a self-reflective study. In two of his works, men are seen in meditative postures conjuring a fantastic world.
Third artist, Madhu Das's works are a series of mixed media drawings that are interconnected and are a comment on society with inspiration from history and the present.
Madhu Das's work
In one of her paintings a man is shown struck by several arrows and daggers, which evokes the thought of the plight of the oppressed in society, watched by those in power.
Opens July 22
At: Nine Fish Art Gallery, The New Great Eastern Mills, Ambedkar Road, Byculla