“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ― Leonardo da Vinci
The above expression comes to life at the third solo exhibition of three dimensional Installation Paintings of Sumit Mishra at ‘Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai from 17th to 22nd September, 2018.
For Sumit, books are not simply inanimate objects but eloquent containers of meaning imbued with lives of their own. In his mixed media paintings they appear in many guises, as inspirations and guides as well as documents of social changes.
Sumit feels that art can be used as the most powerful medium to establish a dialogue or to raise a concern about a cause. Through the recent exhibition titled, ‘Kitaab’ the artist is trying to open a new dialogue with the audience. “Books are records of our civilisation; they are one of the most powerful vehicles in the dissemination and preservation of knowledge. Throughout the centuries, books have also undergone various transitions, which I try to capture through my artworks”, states Sumit.
In his works, Sumit diverts from the traditional treatment of flat canvas and rather creates three dimensional relief works that seems to break the boundaries of the canvas frame. The two dimensional installations, the use of bright and striking colors creates a feel of theatrical winglets.
Smumit who has completed Art education from Banaras Hindu University and, is well known for Art Direction and larger than life set installations for many noted Television serials as well as movies. He has held successful solo exhibitions including, ‘Abhivyakti’ in 2017 at the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; ‘Tranquility’ in 2015 at Aks Art Gallery, Mumbai and has been part of prestigious group exhibitions at Jehangir Art Gallery, Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow to mention few.
‘Kitaab’ will be open for viewing at the Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai from 17th to 22nd September, 2018 from 11 am to 7 pm daily. It’s indeed a refreshing and poignant experience – looking at Sumit Mishra’s paintings inspired by books, seeing how an artist pulls the images off the page and places them on the canvas.
Contact : Sumit Mishra – 9820198874 / firstname.lastname@example.org