The Weekend Leader - Way to abstraction in sulpture is long one: Sculptor Gyan Singh

Way to abstraction in sulpture is long one: Sculptor Gyan Singh

New Delhi


The way to abstraction in sculpting is a long journey, and requires a sculptor's practice of art to pass through multiple stages, Udaipur-based senior sculptor Gyan Singh said on Wednesday.

Speaking on the sidelines of his exhibition "Sculpture Court" at the Triveni Kala Sangam here, Singh told IANS: ""Many think anything they make is abstract. The journey to abstraction is a long one."

The solo exhibition, which opened on Wednesday, displays around 38 works of the 58-year-old sculptor on different themes.

"With realistic...figurative art as the starting point, sculptures are gradually simplified over years; that is the point from where sculptors enter abstraction," he explained.

Although Singh works with multiple media like clay, metal, terracotta, wood, cement and plaster of paris, this exhibition focusses on stone as a medium.

"(This) exhibition is open-ended and without a theme... I don't like to place constraints on my medium, form, subject or even the size of my sculptures," said Singh, who has been sculpting ever since he was receiving arts training in the Banaras Hindu University.

The featuring sculptures have many subjects: mythological characters, rhythmic forms, and emerging and melting forms, among others.

Singh has previously exhibited his work at Lalit Kala Akademi, Jehangir Art Gallery, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Triveni Kala Sangam and India Habitat Centre, among others.

The exhibition is open for public till October 12.- IANS

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