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Akar Prakar

Akar Prakar

Akar Prakar

Akar Prakar

Belonging to a family of collectors spanning three generations, Akar Prakar was founded in 2004 by Reena and Abhijit Lath. As a leading Indian gallery Akar Prakar is committed to showcasing among the most coveted modern and contemporary Indian art at reputed museums and other public spaces across the world. Operating between its two dedicated venues, Akar Prakar Kolkata and Akar Prakar Contemporary, New Delhi, the gallery represents the finest practitioners and examples of Indian modern and contemporary art with an eye on the South East Asian context and its discourse. Engaging in transcultural histories through various collaborations with museums and curatorial advisors, Akar Prakar has created a space for indigenous representations besides running an active programme of exhibitions, curated walks and seminars in both these venues. Akar Prakar is committed to responsible articulations of Indian art history and has undertaken seminal publications on a number of artists, namely, SH Raza, Gopal Ghose, Ramkinkar Baij, Prodosh Dasgupta, Sarbari Roy Chowdhury to name a few in collaboration with Lalit Kala Akademi, Ministry of Culture and various other private organisations which are distributed internationally by Mapin Publishing. Two recent publications include “Meera Mukherjee: Purity of Vision” and “Ganesh Pyne: A Painter of Eloquent Silence”.


The gallery also maintains a large archive which buttresses its collection. Akar Prakar organises in-house residency programmes for artists each year who are selected by a jury comprising museum directors and a high profile advisory board. Under the banner of its bi-annual magazine, Art Varta, two annual grants have been instituted to recognise young and diverse talent in contemporary research and art practices within the country.


Akar Prakar
P 238 HINDUSTAN PARK
Kolkata 700029
India

3D Ausstellungen

  • Akar Prakar

    A Wired Ecology - Jayashree Chakravarty

    17 Sep 2020 – 14 Nov 2020

    For a long time now, nature has been the subject as well as the substance of Jayashree Chakravarty’s art. Her works draw sustenance from the organic materials she puts to use, collecting dry leaves and dry flowers, twigs and delicate branches, roots and medicinal seeds, and now, crushed eggshells as well, weaving and mending, as if the ruptured fabric of life. An accomplished painter, her densely composed canvases in the past decades, exploded with excessive imagery both gestural and visceral, drawing the viewers in the vortex of unsettling inchoate landscapes, colliding aerial and frontal views, subverting any static vantage point. Here, the painted lines along with dry twigs, crushed shells and tiny stuffed rags, stir up an intricate visuality, drawing our attention to an assembly of nesting and flowing lines, rapid and languid, all threading a maze, a camouflage and the raw fecundity of nature. Jayashree has also created monumental cocoon-like structures to make us step into an insect’s world or the alien sphere where humans are the least dominant species. Through her art, she envisions and urges for a less divisive place on earth that is fertile with possibilities of co-habitation and co-existence. Roobina Karode Director and Chief Curator, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, India

  • Akar Prakar

    Synchrome Monsoon

    31 Jul 2020 – 30 Oct 2020

    An exhibition of the Indian subcontinent's finest modern and contemporary artists.

  • Akar Prakar

    In Search of Fragments

    18 May 2020 – 31 Jul 2020

    Born in Kerala in 1951, C. Douglas is one of the most collected artists of the Madras Art Movement in India. C. Douglas’ works in this exhibition capture his journey from the 1990s until the last few years. The works from the 1990s mark the time when he had begun working on his characteristic grey works, influenced by German Expressionists. To him, this neutral colour represented a liminal state that embraced vulnerability over heroism and uncertainty over finality. Crumpled and coated with sand and grey pigment, these paintings have an inherent ‘slowness’ as the images, of lighthouses, fetal forms and nebulous figures, slowly emerge into view due to the way they catch light. Unhurried and muffled, his paintings have the quality of an echo where there is both a presence and an absence.

    neueste Werke

    • Show Poster
      45 x 45 inch (h x w)
    • Text
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Untitled 4, 2019
      8.3 x 8.3 inch (h x w)
      Pencil, charcoal, Ink
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Untitled 3, 2019
      8.3 x 8.3 inch (h x w)
      Pencil, charcoal, Ink
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Untitled 2, 2019
      8.3 x 8.3 inch (h x w)
      Pencil, charcoal, Ink
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Untitled 1, 2019
      8.3 x 8.3 inch (h x w)
      Pencil, charcoal, Ink
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Wild Grass, 2019
      45 x 36 inch (h x w)
      Pencil, charcoal, Ink and acrylic
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Remaining Roots, 2019
      45 x 36 inch (h x w)
      Pencil, charcoal, Ink and acrylic
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Thorny Flower, 2019
      45 x 36 inch (h x w)
      Pencil, charcoal, Ink and acrylic
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Cropfield, 2019
      24.8 x 18.8 inch (h x w)
      Pencil, charcoal, Ink and acrylic
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Untitled, 2020
      25.5 x 37.5 inch (h x w)
      sequins, Acrylic, Oil on canvas
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Untitled, 2020
      35 x 36 inch (h x w)
      sequins, Acrylic, thin paper, Oil on canvas
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Untitled, 2020
      35 x 36 inch (h x w)
      sequins, Acrylic, Oil on canvas
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Expanded Roots, 2019
      50 x 69 inch (h x w)
      Oil, Acrylic, jute, cotton, paper and Tea stain on Canvas
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Twigs to Creepers, 2018
      91.5 x 63 inch (h x w)
      paper, cotton fabric, cotton, plant, leaf, jute, tea stain
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Imprints, 2018
      96.3 x 64.7 inch (h x w)
      paper, cotton fabric, cotton, plant, leaf, jute, tea stain, seeds on hand crafted paper
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Palpable Connectedness, 2018
      88.3 x 65.3 inch (h x w)
      paper, cotton fabric, cotton, Acrylic paint, clay, flowers, roots, tea stain, pod skin
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Regenerative Nature, 2018
      71 x 52 inch (h x w)
      Acrylic, paper, thread, leaf, jute, Oil on canvas
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Surviving Energy, 2018
      66 x 50 inch (h x w)
      Oil, Acrylic, cotton, leaf, jute on canvas
    • Jayashree Chakravarty

      Shelters, 2018
      71 x 52 inch (h x w)
      Acrylic, paper, thread, leaf, roots, Oil on canvas
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