Amrut Patel - exhibition of recent paintings

Amrut Patel needs no introduction in Ahmedabad’s Art Fraternity. Extremely soft brushwork is his hallmark. He is exhibiting at “The Gallery” near Amdavad ni Gufa.

There is gentleness about his paintings which is also characteristic of the man. No doubt, gentleness and calmness is his forte.

He has progressed through different phases, over his career taking him from figurative to abstract. Although his world view has not changed, his imagery has undergone a process of gradual clarification and refinement.

His abstractions are like a shifting beam of light which he has moved on paper. His artworks derive the liveliness from the dynamic paint application and the brilliance of the colours.

His unique abstract forms appears suspended against flat monochrome planes of colour and the central images rely on subtle tonal contrasts and intriguing gestural details to convey depth and volume. These abstract forms with its innate abstract and metaphoric possibilities are loose yet astute, free yet more cogent, its gesture as if caught in a wing. They are suspended against flat monochrome planes of colour and the central images rely on subtle tonal contrasts and intriguing gestural details to convey depth and volume.

His artworks do not suffer from being dryly symbolistic, sensationalist, or merely decorative – traits that sometimes plagues western abstract art. His abstractions are not fight into the unknown – it retains the possibility of evoking figurative and illusionist shapes.

The composition of his artworks hinges on the free-flowing spontaneity of the gestural and the precision demanded by structure.

He applies paint with vigour and often mostly with a broad brush. His artworks derive the liveliness from the dynamic paint application and the brilliance of colours. His paintings have a dense network of surfaces and lines from which the object emerges – only occasionally.

In this exhibition he has exhibited around 43 of his artworks. Exhibition was inaugurated on Tuesday and witnessed many known personalities like Shanti Dave, Shubhash Shah, Amit Ambalal, Surendra Patel and Anil Relia among others.

Exhibition will last till Sunday – 28th of February. And it is open for all.

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