At the age 83, Haroon Khimani has not surrendered his dream and passion. Luckily there is no expiry to our dreams and aspiration and for someone like Khimani , he is busy fulfilling his dreams these days. He will showcase his latest work ‘Descent’ the contemporary retrospective Visual Art Exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery from August 1, to August 7,2017.
His paintings explore the fundamental existential dilemma of destruction and recreation and gradually steeped into potential energy of rebuilding. The portrayal emanates, from chaotic images, twisted shadowy figures and collapsing order of this universe which borders on understanding of life. Out of chaos there is promise of regeneration on a higher level of existence. In Khimani’ s paintings nature acts as a back drop that determines human fate. Everything is in a flux. Ultimately the desperate elements form a whole and add to the tempo of narrative. Khimani explains, “There is an ethical side to Nature which borders between ‘Being’ and ‘Nothingness’. That inspires me the most. For the artist, it is a chance to step inside their own creations, to appear in a visual story and establish an interaction. Creating a super sensual existence on the canvass is an intense personal experience. In my paintings you will see nature acts as a back drop that determines human fate. Everything is in a flux. Ultimately the desperate elements form a whole and add to the tempo of narrative.”
Inspired by the beauty of nature, he finds his muse mostly in collapsed structures and disasters, natural or man-made. Beauty has a new definition for him. Though his paintings almost of landscape look for its unusual magnitude of structural juxta position, depth, recession and space created by colours perceived through black and white tones.
If you’re an admirer of true art and want to posses his highly innovative painting, make your way to Jehangir art gallery.
Venue: The Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Date: August 1st to August 7th, 2017
Time: 11am to 7pm