Trained under MF Husain, artist Mithun Singh's debut show takes on popular icons

Apr 08, 2016, 08:40 IST | Anand Benegal

Artist Mithun Singh, who was a student of the legendary MF Husain talks about his upcoming show, his celebrity subjects and more

Q. What inspired this series?
A. I have been studying faces ever since I began my art. Faces are interesting subjects. Now, as we can see, everything in this world has a particular chemistry of light and shade and that’s what I wished to explore. That’s why, the exhibition is tltled, The Crystal Clear Faces.

Akshay Kumar

Q. What inspires you?
A. That is probably the hardest question to answer. Working with MF Husainji was momentous. But the art world is vast and all of us bring our pluralistic perspectives, so we artistically inspire each other in different ways. I really can’t name just one, or even a few. The art world I belong to has inspired me on the whole.

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie

Q. How did you select your celebrity subjects?
A. Certain faces intrigue me. My subjects represent compelling and magnetic personalities. When I selected a subject for this series, I went for an interesting face along with depth of character.

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

Q. What medium did you use?
A. After many years of experimenting and research, I decided that the most expressive medium for the series would be watercolour on paper.

Mithun Singh
Mithun Singh. Artist

Till: April 9
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
At: Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Bajaj Bhavan, Ground Floor, Jamnalal Bajaj Marg, 226 Nariman Point.
Call: 22040464

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