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SCRIPTING SPACES – A solo show of Paintings- Oil on canvas by Ritu Bhutani at Triveni Gallery |11:00 am- 8:00 pm

Ritu Bhutani is an independent artist associated with Triveni Kala Sangam, Delhi, under the tutelage of Shri Rameshwar Broota. Her areas of expertise include contemporary art, and the medium of expression being Oil, and Acrylics. In the works exhibited here, she has tried to work with concepts of space and boundaries that necessarily restrict human endeavours and spontaneity. The paintings combine realistic descriptions with surrealistic dimensions. As evident in the works, women particularly capture her imagination, as she sees them breaking norms and setting patterns of living.

In a world, where a piece of land gains more value, where human lives are tossed on the shores of subsistence, the cry of humanity is heard loud and clear. New hopes are woven in dreams, thought-out threadbare in a hundred queries and the plunge is finally taken. Amidst prejudices and intolerance emerge bubbles of life. In such moments, ideas soar high and freedom of expression finds a voice. My works attempt to chart this dynamic of life caught in the moment of becoming.

In the works exhibited here, I have tried to work with concepts of space and boundaries that necessarily restrict human endeavours and spontaneity. An attempt has been made to blend the otherwise distinct areas of life and find new meanings there. My paintings combine realistic descriptions with surrealistic dimensions. Here, the two terms, ‘realistic’ and ‘surrealistic’ are relative. In the situation at hand, they address an existing scenario as reflective with a sense of proportion or conversely overemphasis of specific aspects. Whereas the realistic prefers a close replication of what one observes around oneself, the latter deals with deliberately creating a picture that was born in one’s mind but soon assumed a character of its own.

As evident in my works, women particularly capture my imagination, as I see them breaking norms and set patterns of living. The sensitive-thinking human being assumes center-stage as well. It is in her/him that hope is kindled and spread amidst narratives of loss and despair.

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