Tao Art Gallery to host special art exhibition by artists Julia Romano and Meghna Patpatia
At Dreamscapes, the audience will witness the fusion in the expression of two artists from diverse cultures and geographies. Both take existing realistic elements and combine them with surrealistic aspects of ancient mythology and anthropology. The effort is to create these dreamlike landscapes that challenge what is real and fictional, physical and metaphorical – this complex relationship with the landscape: a relationship universally experienced by all on this planet.
Sanjana, the Indian Ambassador for the Arte Laguna Prize, hopes to juxtapose Julia’s digital landscapes with Meghna’s works. Commenting on the upcoming exhibition, Sanjana Shah, Creative Director, Tao Art Gallery,
said: “Dreamscapes brings together two artists from different cultures and geographic landscapes, but who share the same desire to explore the synergy between humans and the land they inhabit.”
She also added: “As a curator, I have found this thematic overlap between the two interesting and relevant: Romano explores the impact of ancestral generations passed on the land while Patpatia envisions a surreal alternate reality or a dystopian future in result. The germ of the idea is the same, but the techniques and the treatment of the works are different. Both create beautifully stunning and poignant works as a result! I am delighted that the public comes to discover the show and this synergy lives in action.
“Dreamscapes” will beautifully highlight aspects of cultural coexistence and synergy with a subtle undertone of the threat of exhaustion in a dystopian future. Just like the earth that surrounds us, art is layered, multifaceted and deep in composition.
Speaking about her first exhibition in India, Argentinian artist Julia Romano, “I am delighted to be a part of this exhibition, to work with such wonderful people as the team at the Tao gallery. I am showing my series of landscapes made with it. different parts of places photographed by me and painted by classical European artists; these oases are a mixture of time, space and culture. I made a work especially for the exhibition with images taken from my surroundings here at Cordoba (the mountains, trees and plants of my neighborhood and my garden) and put them together with a panoramic view of Mumbai. So challenge this union! Only art can be so magical. I firmly believe that by doing that at university, we also bond in real life.
Going one step further by using the past to imagine the future, Bombay-based artist Meghna Patpatia added, “Tao has a wonderful space that perfectly fuses visuals with narratives and the ability to bring artists from all over the world together. . Julia’s juxtaposition and my artistic practices intuitively created Dreamscapes. Super excited to see it unfold. “
These artistic dreamscapes combined from this two-person show help bring the world a little closer and open our minds a little more.
Preview on October 21 from 6 p.m. and the show will be visible until November 25, 2021.
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