A Sky Full of Emotions - Artworks by Jesal Dalal

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Glancing at skies and seas have always evoked a thunderstorm of sentiments to my consciousness, and while watching the endless horizons of two of nature’s most fantastic creations through the strokes of Jesal Dalal, I couldn’t contain myself. A pearl dropped through my eyelid, just like a pregnant saturated sky downpours all the flood to make itself cleanse with tranquillity again. Dalal’s sense of drawing spaces with wash technique and depiction of the limitlessness of the ever-changing sky and sea gave the audience ‘Endless Pleasure‘, as the show is aptly titled. The unanimity of two endless aspects in both hot and fresh colours is subtle and soothing. In her third solo show, Dalal’s artistic progress and growing control over the medium is commendable. Veteran Artist Shri Natu Parikh honoured the inauguration on December, 21,2017.

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The self-taught watercolourist borrows her inspiration from English  painter William Turner, and the expressions of her aesthetics do reflect his imprints. Dalal who uses wash technique in the non-forgiving medium of watercolours makes abstract art through the narration of skies. Worth a mention is her choice of palette. Merging tones mixed with strong contrasts, lends a poetic imagery to her work. In her own words, “Sky is synonymous with spirituality for me. just like God is always hand holding us in every step of life, sky too walks along with us in every corner of the world.” Her early explorations were in oil and acrylic, but later on, it seems she has found her medium in water colour. We look forward to more from her in the years to come.

The exhibit of 50 paintings displayed at Shri Ravishankar Raval Kala Bhavan, is open for viewers and aficionados until Christmas 2017, every day from 12:00 Noon to 07:00 pm.

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