Samanvay, with the support of Religare Arts Initiative and World Wide Fund (WWF) is a unique exhibition that will feature photographs by Mahesh Nair and paintings by Aparup Mukherjee.
It will be held at Religare art gallery, Saket, New Delhi, and will run from February 15th to March 1st, 2013. While paintings have been considered art for a long time, photography as an art form has been accepted only in the last few years across the world. Essentially, the camera has been accepted as a tool and a photographer as an artist.
Keeping this in mind, the concept proposes to combine these two art forms into a “combo” themed exhibition. Aparup Mukherjee, an acclaimed painter will collaborate with Mahesh Nair, a nature photographer for this project. Aparup would create paintings based on Mahesh’s photographs and the exhibition would showcase the photograph and its painting as a “combo”. They would be displayed and sold together to art lovers / buyers.
To further enhance the value of the “combo”, the photographs would be all “single editions” guaranteed by the photographer. The paintings could be sketches, charcoal, watercolour or any other medium that the artist finds appropriate to create from the given photograph. The photographs would be printed on imported archival paper / canvas as well as in exciting new medium such as glass and wood and mounted using archival materials to ensure longevity. The combo will be priced at a reasonable level to a) increase saleability and b) to promote this new concept.