Exhibitions

Run, don't walk, to final days of Natvar Bhavsar Exhibit at Tower49 Gallery, NYC by ADMIN

 Janet + Natvar Bhavsar w/Carol Mallory and THEER-A-THEER-A ’70 @Tower 49 RANG RASA exhibition

Janet + Natvar Bhavsar w/Carol Mallory and THEER-A-THEER-A ’70 @Tower 49 RANG RASA exhibition

Recently, I visited New York to see an exhibition of Natvar Bhavsar’s magnificent paintings at the Tower49 Gallery. Natu’s wife, Janet, and I had taught art together in suburban Philadelphia when I first met Natu. The enclosed photo of Janet, Natu and me is taken in front of my favorite canvas of his titled,THEER-A-THEER-A.

Tower 49 Gallery is displaying these splendid works of pure pigments, acrylic and oil mediums on canvas. Rang Rasa (Transcendent Color), is an exhibition of his luminous works shown until March 15. Spanning over forty years, the exhibition comprises seventeen large scale compositions on canvas and six works on paper. His technique of sifting and layering dry pigments over canvases laid on the floor was inspired by Rangoli, a festival ritual in which patterns are designed on the floors of interior and exterior domestic spaces. When Natu describes this process, he recalls memories of Holi, a Hindu holiday in which celebrants douse one another in water infused with brightly colored pigments.

Read the rest of the review at Huffington Post.

Alternate Worlds: Natvar Bhavsar by ADMIN

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Natvar Bhavsar's Expressionist Art offers a spiritual portal to colourful aura's and parallel universes. The prolific artist's expansive, mind-altering pieces are the impetus for self-examination, and to search for truth in lieu of meaning, his first exhibition in Hong Kong, at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery, entitled 'Rang' is sanskrit for both a surge of colour and achieving a state of pure ectasy.

Read the entire article in Kee magazine here.

Rang: Sundaram Tagore Gallery by ADMIN

Natvar Bhavsar, best known for his pure-pigment paintings, says colours are like sounds that reverberate with rhythm. The New York-based Indian artist says that over the past 50 years he has created art that investigates the 'power and possibilities" of colour.

"I believe that colours emanate silence and poetic reverberations," he says. "They contain an unfathomably rich visual poetry. Through the patient exploration of colour, I have been rewarded with countless rhythms".

Read the entire article in the South China Morning Post here.