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“REVELATIONS” An Exhibition of Paintings by Renowned artist Deepak Mer in Jehangir Art Gallery

Updated on: 24 January,2023 06:27 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Peer closely and you will discover a host of images hiding within/behind other images. It is a wonderful maze, a labyrinth of consciousness taking you to places the mind finds hard to fathom with its limited span of attention.

“REVELATIONS” An Exhibition of Paintings by Renowned artist Deepak Mer in Jehangir Art Gallery


Do we have any meaningful control over our own lives or are we mere puppets dangling from the strings maneuvered by an ever-powerful entity? This is the proverbial and insistent question Deepak Mer has asked through his paintings – House of Gods.


Peer closely and you will discover a host of images hiding within/behind other images. It is a wonderful maze, a labyrinth of consciousness taking you to places the mind finds hard to fathom with its limited span of attention. 



Some paintings will reveal the Kundalini Shakti, some the Nag bandha, another will depict something as simple as a compass. However, simple or complex the painting seems to be, it will always lure you to gaze and will divulge you secrets that at first defy the eye. 


The main subjects are the figurines which are human bodies seemingly suspended in the air, using telling gestures, making you wonder whether they are asking the proverbial yet timeless question that man has still not been able to answer: “Does destiny exist? Is it all fated in the end? Or can we influence fate’s maneuvers? Should we live by our own rules or would romancing the Gods cut a better deal?” After all, the mystery of what we are meant to do here is yet to be deciphered. 

All works are an enthralling concoction of the artist’s keen attention to detail and reveal a curious mind, a vivid imagination and his trademark talent of treading the unbeaten path. The paintings are a proud display of skill with the entire range of media available in terms of shades and hues and are the epitome of the ‘multi-layered’ genre in painting, in the end, creating a beautiful spectrum of textures and surfaces. And, thereby, hangs a tale.  

This collection is Deepak’s most celebrated series and has enjoyed patronage over the years, so much so that some of these paintings are now adorning the walls in several countries other than India.

A few words:

This exhibition at Jehangir  is an ode to the life, work and genius of Deepak Mer. From painting on billboards and walls standing on 30-foot-high questionable scaffolding on the streets of Varanasi to being a Gold medalist at BHU to working with the best architects of Mumbai to carving a niche in the impossibly enormous world of art and artists, Deepak went from milestone to milestone creating something special with his art. 

Every series has a strong theme and a masterful use of skills, and imagination, tinged with a sense of the mystique. 

His style could be described as textural, innovative, deeply creative, enigmatic, and full of meaning. 

We hope his works inspire young artists to push the boundaries, never stop challenging, and to continue to learn and grow. Because that is what Deepak’s most important message is: The show must go on.

From: 24th to 30th January 2023

“REVELATIONS”

An Exhibition of Paintings by Renowned artist Deepak Mer

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 9323677477, 9663595684

 

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