The Circle of Life, curated by Alnoor Mitha

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The Circle of Life project brings a new interdisciplinary approach to contemporary artists living in India. The curatorial concept brings together a wide spectrum of artistic work from India, across many regions. It displays the richness of the work for the first time, combining a broad range of artistic genres, including film, painting, drawing, installation, photography, mixed media, and sculpture. 

The multiplicity of novel ideas reinforce the wealth of artistic talent, creating works that are not just breath-taking and aesthetically compelling, but also expressive through their creative message, touching the human heart. The artists aim to raise awareness through their emblematic ideas to issues of concern - particularly, those pertaining to health and wellbeing, compassion, and the power of art through healing to humanity. Their creations will mirror sensations that resemble human touch and subsequently, their work returns through their life cycle, symbolising the circle of life. 

The curatorial premise investigates the current issues around Covid-19 and how artists have navigated their creativity during these unprecedented times. India is a portmanteau where the broad range of artists' interdisciplinary practice is aligned for the first time. The theme embeds cultural relationships between artists, influences, affinities, and creative negotiations throughout this time.  Furthermore, Circle of Life offers a glimpse into how artists living through the pandemic have continued to practise through the prism of their creative mind. It offers an alternative creative platform to reinvestigate their artistic collective lifestyle. How can we share new visual narratives, bringing differing creative visions embracing creativity for everyone to view and enjoy? More so, how can artists make art accessible for wider audiences? The Circle of Life investigates a new paradigm of creativity that celebrates creativity and artistic solidarity. It shall reinforce the commonality of how artists relate to each other, their communities and the binaries of cultural representation. In other words, art transforms culture, and life and the unity of ‘Ying and Yang’ prevails.

Iceberg
Gigi Scaria
Paintings
Acrylic on canvas | 60 X 60 Inches | 2020
Lockdown
Gigi Scaria
Sculptures
Brass | 90 x 9 x 5 inches | 2022
SILENT POND (NIGHT)
Kundan Mondal
Paintings
Watercolor, Gouache,Natural Pigment, Paper Pulp, Gold Dust Pigment, Soft Pastel, Crackle Paste, Gesso, 24 C Gold Leaf, Casein, Sanganeri Paper, Hand dyed Nepalese paper On Paper affixed on Panel | 71 x 47 Inches | 2022
SILENT POND (DAY)
Kundan Mondal
Watercolor, Gouache, Natural Pigment, Paper Pulp, Gold Dust Pigment, Soft Pastel, Crackle Paste, Gesso, 24 C Gold Leaf, Casein, Sanganeri Paper, Hand dyed Nepalese paper On Paper affixed on Panel | 71 x 47 Inches | 2022
Tree is the Dream of a Seed
Ranbir Kaleka
Paintings
Archival inks and oil on canvas | 84 X24 | 2022
TEAPOT WITH GUAVA,TEAPOT WITH BANANA,TEAPOT WITH GARLIC,TEAPOT WITH MELON & GRAPES, TEAPOT WITH CORN
Ranbir Kaleka
Paintings
ARCHIVAL INKS & OIL | 12 X 60 Inches | 2022
Walking towards national museum
Riyas komu
Sculptures
Recycled wood Concrete and metal | H 108 x L 47 x W 39 inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot-I
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
Gouache & Gansai Tambi paints on wasli pasted on canvas | 12 X 12 Inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot-II
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
Sumi-e ink, Gouache and Gansai Tambi paints on wasli pasted on canvas | 12 X 12 Inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot-III
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
13.5 X 19 inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot-IV
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
Sumi-e ink, Gouache and Gansai Tambi paints on wasli 2022 | 13.5 inches x 19 inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot-V
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
Sumi-e ink, Gouache and Gansai Tambi paints on wasli | 13.5 X 19 Inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot-VI
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
Sumi-e ink, Gouache and Gansai Tambi paints on wasl | 13.5X 19 Inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot-VII
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
Sumi-e ink, Gouache and Gansai Tambi paints on wasli | 13.5 X 19 Inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot-VIII
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
Sumi-e ink, Gouache and Gansai Tambi paints on wasli | 13.5 inches x 19 inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot-IX
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
Sumi-e ink, Gouache and Gansai Tambi paints on wasli | Diameter 6.3 inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot-X
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
Sumi-e ink, Gouache and Gansai Tambi paints on wasli | Diameter 6.3 inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot-XI
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
Sumi-e ink, Gouache and Gansai Tambi paints on wasli | Diameter 6.3 Inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot-XII
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
Sumi-e ink, Gouache and Gansai Tambi paints on wasli | Diameter 12.6 Inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot-XIII
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
Sumi-e ink, Gouache and Gansai Tambi paints on wasli | Diameter 6.3 Inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot-XIV
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
Sumi-e ink, Gouache and Gansai Tambi paints on wasli | 12 X 12 Inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot-XV
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
Sumi-e ink, Gouache and Gansai Tambi paints on wasli | 12 X 12 Inches | 2022
The Silent Pivot- XVI
Ruchika Wason Singh
Paintings
Sumi-e ink, Gouache and Gansai Tambi paints on wasli | 12 X 12 Inches | 2022
Cat and Fish Bowl
Tom Vattakuzhy
Paintings
Oil on canvas | 76 X 61 Inches | 2022
NRI's Home
Tom Vattakuzhy
Paintings
Oil on Canvas | 61 x 84 Inches | 2022
Teenager
Tom Vattakuzhy
Paintings
Oil on canvas | 72 X 30 Inches | 2020
Blue Head with Golden Bun
G. Ranvinder Reddy
Sculptures
Painted and Gold Gilded on bronze | H 24 x W 17 x D 24 inches | 2022
Untitled
G. Ranvinder Reddy
Sculptures
Gold leaf and painted fiberglass | 42Hx 25W x 36D Inches | 2020
Matter of Life
Arunkumar HG
Sculptures
Upcycled wooden table, old toys, stationeries, electronic waste, glue, cement etc. | 49 X 62 X 39 Inches | 2022
Errors in Patterns-I
Tehmeena Firdos
Paintings
Iron, Dental Plaster and Glass | 10.5 x 30 x 12 Inches | 2022
Rises from the small life
Tehmeena Firdos
Paintings
Acrylic on canvas | 23 X 30 Inches | 2022
Fault in Forms
Tehmeena Firdos
Paintings
Acrylic on canvas | 30 X 23 Inches | 2022
Last drop of those memories
Tehmeena Firdos
Paintings
Glass tube, found image, Glass & dental plaster | 5x 7.7 x2 Inches | 2022
Beginning of July
Tehmeena Firdos
Paintings
Mix media on Paper | Variable | 2022
Reboot Again
Tehmeena Firdos
Paintings
Photo Ink and Acrylic on paper and cloth pasted on wood | 10 x 16 inches | 2022
Space us
Tehmeena Firdos
Paintings
Photo Ink and Acrylic Ink on Dental Plaster | 7 x 7 x 1.5 Inches | 2022
Errors in Pattern -II
Tehmeena Firdos
Paintings
Iron, Dental Plaster and Glass | 10.5 x 30 x 12 Inches | 2022
Lines of Logic and Flaws
Tehmeena Firdos
Paintings
Photo Ink and Acrylic Ink on Plaster | 7.5 x 1.3 x 8 inches | 2022
Ink Drip Circle of Life
Michelle Poonawala
Paintings
Acrylic Paint and Card Butterflies on Canvas | 48.5 X 77.5 Inches | 2021