Avinash Mokashe is a top-class portrait painter. But the portraits he paints has something more to it than anatomy factors. You have to quote Makr Rothko to have a better appreciation of what he is trying to do: “All of out a portrait of an idea.”
So we see it all ideas in the portraits of Mokashi. His imagination also adds another dimension. He has the imagination also adds another dimension. He has the required skills to give shape to the ideas. There are well-defined expressions on the face. He adopts various strategies to produce the expression he wants. The face gets multi-coloured layers, light and shade effects are shown. And the eyes – they are always closed.
Mokashi is a highly skilled painter who has imagination which appears to stretch to the horizon. And the colour arrangements are most effective. There is no sadness in the paintings. The colours make them bright. Exhibition is at the Jehangir Art Gallery from Thursday – till April 28. Contact: Mobile: 9869219844.