Sublime Galleria Unveils ‘My City’ – Discovering the Essence of a City Through Fine Art


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"My City" - Group art exhibition featuring 6 eminent artists, curated by noted curator - Mr. Giridhar Khasnis, to be held at Sublime Galleria, UB City on from the 13th April - 30th May 2012...

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Sublime Galleria Unveils ‘My City’ – Discovering the Essence of a City Through Fine Art

  1. 1. Sublime Galleria Unveils ‘My City’ – Discovering the Essence of a City Through Fine Art"My City" - Group art exhibition featuring 6 eminent artists, curated by noted curator - Mr.Giridhar Khasnis, to be held at Sublime Galleria, UB City on from the 13th April - 30th May2012...Bangalore, India, Saturday - April 14th, 2012 -- Sublime Galleria, dedicated to promotingperforming and fine arts, today unveiled another exciting collection, ‘My City’, showcasingpaintings that illustrate the artists’ perceptions of the energy and essence of a city and theirinterpretation of urban life. This repertoire of art work, which has been tastefully curated by thenoted and eminent Mr. Giridhar Khasnis, showcases the works of 6 reputed artists, namely B.Devaraj, Manjunath Hassan, Praveen Kumar, Shivanand Basavanthappa, Urmila V.G. and V.G.Venugopal. The works of these artists will be on display till the 30th of May 2012. Synonymouswith introducing a mélange of established and upcoming artists to the city and showcasingartworks across a wide range of mediums, Sublime Galleria ( )promises to present to the art lovers of the city another exciting opportunity to appreciate andsatiate their appetite for exquisite creativity and meaningful art with ‘My City’.Uzma Irfan - Founder of Sublime Galleria & Executive Director, Prestige Group said, "Since itsinception, Sublime Galleria has attempted to showcase a wide range of artists and works of artacross a gamut of mediums, both explored and unexplored. Through ‘My City’, we aim to presentthe interpretations of 6 noted artists about the pulse of a city and modern lifestyle. We hope thatart lovers of Bangalore enjoy this exhibition."About ‘My City’ - The Show:A city means different things to different people. Our perception of a city is not constant but everchanging. In this show, six artists interpret the concept of a city through different vantage points,and explore its colours and contours in unique ways. In their work, they offer fresh and diverseperspectives, subtly hinting at a city’s delights and mysteries; symbols and emblems; shades andnuances; burdens and trappings; relationships and contradictions.The paintings in this exhibition are not just pretty pictures or empty slogans. They are littlevignettes of and delicate commentaries on the perception of a city; each one presented withintimate feeling, contemplation and unpretentious understanding.About Sublime Galleria:The Sublime Galleria ( ), India’s first Sky Gallery, founded by Ms.Uzma Irfan – Director, Corporate Communications, Prestige Group in 2009 is dedicated to thesupport and promotion of fine arts and performing arts. To this end it regularly organizesexclusive art pageants featuring the work of upcoming artists. These shows and exhibitions arewell attended by art connoisseurs and buyers from across the globe and offer budding artists amuch needed platform to showcase their talent.Located in UB City, which is today the city’s hotspot for Fashion, Luxury and Fine Art, SublimeGalleria provides the perfect setting for the city’s art aficionados to indulge their passion.Strongly believing in the need to support young and upcoming artists, Uzma Irfan foundedSublime Galleria to help provide a platform for them to exhibit their work. Uzma believes that fineart is an integral part of our rich culture and we should strive to keep these art forms vibrant andaccessible to society.Sublime Galleria ( ) has promoted the works of several artistsacross categories. Some examples of the mélange of work exhibited at Sublime in the pastinclude ‘Genesis’ by Simran KS Lamba – a unique presentation of mixed media artwork in coaltar, and more recently, ‘Crossroads’ – a unique celebration of Fine Art by four leading artists – G.Subramanian, Gurudas Shenoy, Jasu Rawal and Milind Nayak.
  2. 2. Sublime Galleria has earlier showcased the works of Aamina Shazi, Amit Sharma, Anoop H,Ashish Parma, C P B Prasad, Devanshi (Tina), Farah Ahmed, Kalabhakesari, Manoj Masand,Pallon Daruwala (Established artist), Pragya Jain, Priyanka Gupta Agarwal, Rupesh Patrick,Shukla Chowdhury, Simran KS Lamba, Soraya Taher Merchant, Srividya and Tala Afsin.Visit for more information on the Art Gallery!About the Curator:Giridhar KhasnisGiridhar Khasnis is a freelance writer, columnist and independent curator. More than six hundredpieces of his writing on art, literature and world cinema have appeared in newspapers andmagazines including Deccan Herald, The Hindu, The Week and Swagat. Among the art shows hehas curated are Furniture on Canvas (2007); The Root of Everything (2009); Skin: a photo-artshow (2009); Moment, intercepted (2009); The Open Cage: Homage to Francis Bacon (2009);and A Twist in the Tail (2011).About the Artists:B Devaraj(b. 1966, Channenahalli, near Bangalore / BFA and MFA in Painting from CKP, Bangalore).Winner of National Award, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi; H K Kejriwal Young Artist Award;Senior Fellowship from HRD, Government of India.Manjunath Hassan(b.1980, Hassan / BFA in Painting from CAVA, Mysore; MVA from Bangalore University). Winnerof Arnavaz-Vasudev Foundation Award; Robert Bosch Art Grant; Camlin Professional Award(with art tour of Europe).Praveen Kumar(b.1971, South Kanara / BFA in Painting from DMS Fine Arts College, Mysore). Winner ofKarnataka Lalit Kala Academy award (Bangalore) and Lokamanya Tilak Art Foundation Award(Pune).Shivanand Basavanthappa(b. 1975, Sindhanoor / BFA from MMK College of Visual Art, Gulbarga; MFA from CKP,Bangalore). Winner of National Lalit Kala Academy award, H K Kejriwal Young Artist Award, andCamlin Professional Award (with art tour of Europe).Urmila V G(b.1978, Bangalore / BFA in Painting from CKP, Bangalore; MFA in Printmaking, Santiniketan).Participated in International Print Festivals in Japan, Spain, Germany and Turkey. Winner ofNational Lalit Kala Academy scholarship.V G Venugopal(b.1976, Kasargod / BFA in Painting (Gold Medal) from CAVA, Mysore; MFA in Printmaking fromCKP, Bangalore). Winner of Camel Art Foundation Award; HK Kejriwal Young Artist Award, K KHebbar Art Foundation Award.Press & Media Contact:Urmila Biswas / Lakshman BabuOgilvy Public Relations WorldwideBangalore, IndiaPh: 9886099736 / 9845706155urmila.biswas@ogilvy.com