Ahmedabad based filmmaker Tanmay Shah is a Limca Book record holder who made ‘Most Zero Budget Films in a Calendar Year’, precisely 52 movies in just 52 weeks under his banner ‘Friday Fiction Films’. He has also directed the 15 internationally acclaimed documentaries including ‘Pinch of Salt’ based on the salt worker from Kachchh, Gujarat. But this isn’t the reason why Shah is in the cultural news again. On August 22, 2017, Shah inaugurated ‘Concoct’, a visual art exhibition, with more than 45 art works including 18 paintings and 27 photographs.
The paintings are based on the subject of Peacock and Snake, a one of a kind topic selected by the visualizer saying, “Peacock and snakes are usually considered foes, and while amalgamating both the animals, I wanted to showcase how the process of enmity makes us the enemy. It can be well constructed in a sentenced as, how a monster in killing is a monster in the making.” Shah, who procured the artistic inspiration from his watercolourist father Anil Shah is an IIT-Bombay alumnus who grew an infatuation for the camera during his academic years.
The photographs have a global artistic perspective, as Shah clicked them during his journey to Amsterdam, Doha, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Fiji, Paris and New York. “Eiffel Tower is identified for its massive scale, but when I wanted to showcase its reflection without emphasizing on its enormity, I used a ceiling lamp to be my primary subject while showcasing the tower in the background space,” said Shah who is always urging to break the boundaries of formality through his own mediums. Shah’s experimental way of storytelling will be on display until August 27, 2017, at Amdavad Ni Gufa from 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm.
Image Credits: Tanmay Shah & Simulations India
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