| (KOLKATA) Jun 26, 2010
Added on: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Inscriptions in Bronze: A solo exhibition of sculptures by Tapas Biswas at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata.
Tapas Biswas has been consistent in his predilections to raise the concern, to proselytize and to render the poetic the space which holds his bronze sculptures. In the present exhibition titled ‘Inscriptions in Bronze’ Tapas expresses himself without hectoring stridency surfacing with a surprise. His bronze sculptures, despite the human effort, the electrical power, casting and other means used to create the sculptures act as homage to ‘paved down simplicity’ of the metal and grid. The diagram that joins the matrices is never an optical effect, but an unbridled manual power, a spectacle that forces the eye to confront this manual power as if it were a foreign power. However his hands exude with cerebral potency and deep, primal energy- figurative markers celebrating and filling up the space that they navigate vividly rendered and studded with astringent apercus. This patient construction, this sense of the intrinsic worth of seeing, combines with his feeling for the poetic moments of human gesture, as he creates the "Solitary Prince". It permeates his genre scenes and portraits the gentle muteness. The world that the sculptor imposes on his images is a closed world, a world at rest, dances in frieze, a world of infinite duration"-a blend of intimacy and decorum that stands as a unique example of the sculptor’s verve and language. The conceptual space is like quartet in an analysis of ideological mechanism: It neither judges the viewer or makes an appeal but posits us, implicates and makes us exist. This creative gesture is endless, it keeps us being born, sustained, carried to the end of movement which is one of infinite origin, source and appears in an eternal state of suspension. The entire site reaches the grandeur of its own mystery in an endless look. He embellishes this process with an imaginative use of artistic license in the compositions in order to convey a greater sense of the overall site than a narrow perspective could accurately portray. Within the relatively quiet frame there is intense activity, a narration, nuances; the energy made visible is controlled, his special intimacies of readings of cities and its environments, its architecture, its holocaust and vestiges, dwell, not in the particularities of place and telling, but in the amplitudes of connection, of emotions that attend a tale.
The exhibition can be viewed online at www.aakritiartgallery.com
Exhibition from 26th June to 17th July, 2010. (12 p.m to 7p.m, Sunday closed).
Aakriti Art Gallery
1st Floor, Orbit Enclave
12/3A, Hungerford Street
Kolkata – 700 017