Vadehra Art Gallery is pleased to announce the inauguration of an exhibition by artist Rajnish Kaur, titled ‘Surface Matters’ at 6 p.m on the 21st of November 2008 sited at Vadehra Art Gallery, D 178 Okhla Industrial Area Phase1, New Delhi.
The exhibition will continue until the 13th of December 2008.
Rajnish Kaur is one of the distinguished contemporary artists, whose body of works is a ricochet of Fauvist spirit that emerged and existed about a century back in the West. This exhibition of Rajnish Kaur includes a sum of fourteen works, with oil medium worked on both paper and canvas. Each work of Rajnish is a gamut of detonation and conglomeration of forms, a visual treat. The paintings are spaces where colour is liberated from the boundaries of objectivity. They are made tangible, as they are emancipated from the captivity of abstract perceptions.
Rajnish works with a conventional temperament as long as selection of medium and dimensions are concerned. The works vary in sizes between 65”x 56” and 27.5”x 39.5”.
She treats the medium of oil in a unique manner, where no single hue in her pallet is rigidly encased or trusted solely. This creates a nuance of jetting colours from all directions, from unknown sources. The artist uses forms in their most flexible condition; this visually gives the surface an abstract feel. When viewed with an off-focused eye, the apparently hazy masses within the paintings gain clarity.
The paintings staunchly follow a two dimensional pattern. A unique rendition, which creates a visual riddle, perplexing the viewer about the direction from which the work should be viewed. Rajnish leaves no part of the pictorial ground unattended; therefore, there is clearly no subjective core or graphic epicenter from which the work might spread across the canvas. Her diagonal brush strokes and kinetic motifs cover the entire surface. Her subject matters are numerous, real and non-objective simultaneously. This moment they might create an illusion of an interior space and next the same might resemble a pastoral panorama. The brush strokes conceal the lurking forms and shapes of objects both animate and pulse-less. The colours on her canvas bleed into each other or so it appears. That is the uniqueness of her style of rendering. The pinks, blues, yellows create a symphony with occasional whites as pause heightening their essence, marking and arranging the surface.