Of memories, dreams, reveries



Amit Ambalal, Anupam Sud, Chittrovanu Mazumdar, Jogen Chowdhury, Krishen Khanna, Laxma Goud, T. Vaikuntam

Anant Art Gallery, 2003

Catalogue Essay: Ella Datta


It is a show that foregrounds images drawn from memories, dreams, reveries. Featuring seven artists, who have captured the human figure in its myriad moods, the overwhelming impression is one of autumnal ambivalence and magical transformation of images from the shadowy realms of the subconscious.

At least four of the artists here seem to be registering subtle changes in their images. They are Anupam Sud, Krishen Khanna, Jogen Chowdhury and Chittrovanu Mazumdar. From the pensive images of Sud, to the dream- like image blurred at the edges of Chowdhury, to the explosion of an image from the liminal depths of the self in Mazumdar's work , to the playful fantasies of Amit Ambalal, recall and reminiscence seem to be the keynotes of this exhibition.


 (excerpt from the catalogue essay ‘of memories, dreams, reveries ‘ by Ella Datta)