To bargain, to convince, to plead and to reach a consensus- A Bargain Agreement as a show depicts the internal struggle of an artist and his dilemma to find the journey towards self-fulfillment.

Dhanur is a very skilled draftsman whose work tries to explore the changing mental landscape of the human mind .The various human expressions and emotions which mark the distorted forms and colours in his drawings bring to the fore an aesthetic that plays with observation, satire, emotions and expression.

The forms created in Dhanur’s art work suggest a different and unconventional way of interpreting beauty. These forms are so exciting that one almost ignores the aspects of colour and chaos in the works. The nuances of sketching , colour balance or even his monotones leave a deep impact owing to the skillfully drafted faces. Though his works do not directly engage with any one particular social or political issue, it takes on a more individual almost autobiographical role in the term of a mental response or reaction towards the issue that we as human trying to grapple with.
A Bargain Agreement engages with the constant changes that we collectively have to adjust and adhere to. The drawings move from Chaos and Hysteria, to depiction of hope and serenity- emotions every individual would feel in different circumstances and situations, to finally realization and comprehension of life processes, of understanding that everything is, has been and will be in a constant state of Flux. And even in destruction, chaos and bargaining something new and stable is created therefore an agreement or consensus is achieved. Nidhi Jyoti Jain

A solo show of artworks by

Dhanur Goyal along with a session of live drawing/sketching using the gallery walls as his canvas

Venue – Gallery Ragini, New Delhi

Date – 7th- 31st July 2011, 11am- 7pm (Monday to Saturday)

Agreement1, pen and ink on paper, 23×36 inches

Agreement4, pen and ink on paper, 23×36 inches

Agreement5, pen and ink on paper, 23×36 inches

Agreement6, pen and ink on paper, 23×36 inches

Agreement7, pen and ink on paper, 23×36 inches

Agreement10 2×5 feet, pen and ink on paper

Bargain1, pen and ink on paper, 23×36 inches

Bargain2, pen and ink on paper, 23×36 inches

Speculation1, pen and ink on paper, 36×36 inches

speculation2, pen and ink on paper, 36×36 inches

Speculation3, pen and ink on paper, 36×36 inches

Suspicion1, pen and ink on paper, 23×18 inches

Suspicion2, pen and ink on paper, 23×18 inches

Suspicion3, pen and ink on paper, 23×18 inches

Suspicion4, pen and ink on paper, 23×18 inches

Suspicion5, pen and ink on paper, 23×18 inches

Suspicion6, pen and ink on paper, 23×18 inches

Suspicion7, pen and ink on paper, 23×18 inches

Suspicion8, pen and ink on paper, 23×18 inches

Suspicion9, pen and ink on paper, 23×18 inches

Suspicion10, pen and ink on paper, 23×18 inches

Suspicion11, pen and ink on paper, 23×18 inches

Suspicion12, pen and ink on paper, 23×18 inches

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