Eknath Giram is a young artist, who is slowly carving a niche for his figurative style in mainstream art today. Using Krishna and his tales as his central theme, the artist communicates his thought processes through muted shades and subtle tonal variations that anoint the canvases with a depth of understanding and lend tangibility to the works of art. His paintings reflect the moods, episodes from the life and times of Krishna or other imagery that is associated with the narrative of Krishna. His style is expressionist semi-abstract figurative with a distinctive style, where his stylized Krishna is oft compared to Italian master Modigliani’s elongated forms.
Accompanying Eknath Giram in this – his 9th solo exhibition – is Arti Giram, his wife, who debuts with her abstract paintings in acrylic on canvas. Very recently graduated from an art college in Pune, Arti shows a lot of promise in the way she layers her canvas with a confident and free flow of colours and textural nuances. The exhibition will continue at Gallery Pradarshak till January 18. Contact: 022 26462681.