Explore: The mixing of the worlds of Gods and Cinema at Nilofer Suleman’s “We Two, Ours One”

GET: A viewing of “We Two, Ours One” a suite of 15 paintings by artist Nilofer Suleman

IN: Art Musings, 1 Admiralty Building, Admiralty Lane, Opposite Dunnes School, Colaba Cross Lane, Mumbai

ON: Now – January 12, 2011

IT: Simply walk in and for any additional information contact the gallery at +91 22 2216 3339 or email at artmusings@gmail.com

Hours: 11am to 7pm, Mon – Fri, 11am to 5pm Saturday, Closed on Sunday.

In this exhibit, Nilofer Suleman juxtaposes the real world on the streets to a softer world where lotuses sprout from any surface, serpents fall asleep daintily in one’s hair, and blue-skinned lovers embrace.

Through her paintings we see glimpses of how these worlds meet in everyday ritual and adornment. We Two, Ours One is an exploration of the innocent mirroring and emulation of the romances and attitudes of our self created Gods and film stars till there is no clear distinction between the two.

“Gods and Cinema is what lies at the core of every Indian Heart, perhaps reflective of hope. As Indians, what comes most naturally to us is storytelling. My paintings attempt to weave a narrative together as I try to recognize the hope that exists in the seemingly mundane everyday ritual of life”, Says Nilofer.

About the artist: Having done her Masters in Psychology, Nilofer went on to study fine art under the guidance of Chandu Nafde in Indore. She started her journey fifteen years ago as a cartographer and miniature artist. She then moved on to experiment with different media and styles like Cubism and Expressionism. Her work is fauvist splashes of un- adulterated, unapologetic colours. Suleman believes that inspiration lurks at every street corner waiting to be discovered, in the chai kadas, the barbers, old Hindi movie posters, hand painted and wall-hung Ravi Varma’s god oleographs, in the excessiveness of painted trucks and in the simplicity of our short but archetypal interactions on the street and in the movies. She is inspired by Indian typography and street graphics and brings Indian Graphic Culture onto a contemporary platform.

You can view the show online at www.artmusings.net

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