The title “In the Round” literally suggests the idea of looking at the works of art from all the directions. It is not only limited to the viewing of an art in its 3 dimensionality, but also to experience the environment created around the works through diverse mediums, colors, forms, size, textures etc.
Like Reddy’s life size sculptures of women takes us back to the traditional sensibilities. Jagannath’s imaginary of animals wearing another skin focuses our attention to the natural and the manmade. Iranna's sculptures make us visualize the cycle of violence around us through the metaphors like hooded nudes, donkeys and chhapals. While Antao`s sculptures are mammoth creations which gives the sense of myriad human emotions through his relation with the material wood.
In the new body of works Mistry urges the viewer to differentiate between what is real and what is imagined by working on the idea of absence and presence. While on the other hand Arun Kumar uses readymade objects such as toys, plastic, ceramics, cow dung, hay and TV monitors, with multi layered associations by keeping its physicality intact.
Traditionally sculptures are defined by their representation in three dimension solid forms, but in contemporary works its definition is no longer a fixed term which refers to a fixed category of objects or creative activities, but rather an ever-expanding art form that is constantly evolving and redefining itself.
Drawing on this idea, this exhibition will showcase the works of leading artist-sculptors from across the country to draw attention to both, the nature of sculpture in the round and the process of viewing.