Monday, June 01, 2009

Postal Cancellations on Canvas

The DNA India Web site reports that the prestigious Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai is featuring the work of artist Devidas Dharmadhikary who uses cancellations as part of a series of paintings on display through June 2.

The collection titled Don't Stamp Me has 23 canvases with one human face with different facial expressions.

Devida is quoted as saying, "The message behind this whole collection is to stop being biased towards people. It is time we become good Samaritans by understanding people. We urban settlers have a habit of labeling people and the different moods captured on the canvas represents people's perspectives."

Using an assortment of colors, ideas and techniques, the artist also points out, "...replicating postal codes on the canvas is tricky."

Shown above, one of the paintings in the collection.

To see others in the exhibit, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM