The Chennai Art Show brings together the works of 45 Indian artists

Value Beyond 2.0, showcasing paintings, sculptures and limited-edition Serigraphs, is something everyone can relate to

Value Beyond 2.0, showcasing paintings, sculptures and limited-edition Serigraphs, is something everyone can relate to

SH Raza’s Peace, a 40×40-inch signed limited edition serigraph, is a collection of ivory concentric circles. It inexplicably draws the audience to itself, but communicates a sense of calm. One of the famed artist’s limited edition serigraphs, Wildly Different, is a brightly colored evocative piece called Rang Raas featuring his signature geometric patterns. Both will be on show at Value Beyond 2.0, a group exhibition of works by 45 Indian artists, at Gallery Veda in Chennai from 7 August to 12 September.

Nandi Statue in Brass and Bronze by Ratan Saha | photo credit: special arrangement

The show features paintings, installations and sculptures from established as well as emerging artists. Although vary in form and expression, there is a general narrative of positivity in the works. “We have gone through such turbulent times that we need some hope. All the work in the show carries a sense of vibrancy,” says one of the curators, Sapna Kar.

Acrylic work on canvas titled Nritya Nandi by Vivek Kumawat

Acrylic on canvas work by Vivek Kumawat titled Nritya Nandi | photo credit: special arrangement

When Sapna and her co-curator Rajneeta Kewalramani put the show together, they saw works they believed in and felt that would resonate with the audience. Prices for the work are “within reach” (less than ₹3 lakh) for the buyer, although most up-and-coming artists showcasing their art are on an upward price trajectory, says Sapna.

With over 80 artworks, the month-long exhibition plays freely with the energy of colours, symmetry and visual language. “We wanted the audience to communicate with Kaam, something that communicates with them,” says Sapna.

Vatsya Padia's Chennaiscape

Vatsya Padia’s Chennaiscape | photo credit: special arrangement

Artist Vatsya Padia’s Chennaiscape, a laser print and acrylic on acid-free paper, depicts a detailed aerial view of Chennai, while Bhopal-based artist Sonam Sikarwar’s Future World series features nine works that depict a real marble-like sphere with diaphanous leaves. wrap in. and twig-like extensions. The sublime waterfalls of Narayana Lakshmana appear simple on the surface but are intricately layered while Narahari Bhavanala portrays the ornately dressed rural women of Telangana. As far as Kislay Vora’s Cosmos, an acrylic and metal pin work on canvas, it is a practical take on the idea of ​​the universe.

An earlier version of the show was held at Gallery Veda in 2018 and the organizers are planning to make it an annual event. “The idea behind the show is to create an art stock that people can relate to, to make it more universal…inclusive. They put it on their walls to give people something to take back,” says Preeti Garg, owner of Gallery Veda. can.”

Value Beyond 2.0 will be previewed on August 6 at 4 PM. The show will go on till August 12 at Gallery Veda, Nungambakkam.