INWARD BOUND 2 – A journey through our heritage in search of our aesthetic roots…
To travel through the eclectic colors and myriad textures of this country is a multi-sensory experience that still leaves on in awe.
The show brings together three traditional art forms – Gond, Pichwai and Madhubani – through the works of three revered artists.
Dhavat Singh, the Gond artist, tells stories through his work. It brings out folk-lore, tribal myths and tweaks in contemporary issues in his narrative. Belonging to the family of the celebrated Gond artist Jangarh, Dhavat takes forward this tradition and makes it more relevant for the contemporary times.
A Kumar Jha has been working on the theme of the lost heritage of Ganga. The Madhubani artist is translating his grief for the lost legacy into his paintings. A Kumar Jha follows the line drawing tradition of Madhubani with the traditional zeal.
K.M. Singh is driven by his love for his hometown, Nathdwara. He endeavors to uphold his family tradition of painting Pichwai’s for the ancient Shreenath Temple. He paints traditional subjects of the region, his grandfather Mahendra Singh has always been inspired by the Palitana region and the Jain traditions practiced in the Bhuj region.
Date: 30th January 2020 – 2nd February 2020
Venue: NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi – 110020