Stories from Goa
Short Stories from Goa– Curated by Samira Sheth & Ryan Semelhago, At Art Explore Gallery, New Delhi in January 2023 as part of India Art Fair Parallel
The 8 Participating Artists from Goa include: Antonio E Costa, Suhas Shilker, Darpan Kaur, Shripad Gurav, Shilpa Nashnolkar, Viraj Naik, Norman Tagore & Manjunath Naik
Once upon a time, in a faraway land called Goa eight artists, all different from each other in mood and style, medium and tone, idiom and imagination, got together to draw us into their enchanting worlds of make believe and magic, each artist tells their story as vividly as possible using art as their language of expression.
Internationally renowned painter Antonio E Costa condenses the multitude of diverse cultures he has experienced into stories told through abstract expressionism. Abstractionists Suhas Shilker and Darpan Kaur have distinctively different approaches. The senior artist, Suhas builds on the three notes dominant in the ancient Vedic chants in his layered canvases, resonant with both sound and silence. Darpan plays with splashes of colour to create narratives that charm, pulling one into her happy place, making the world a little more enchanting and uncommon.
“Everyone is longing for the ‘mood’ of Goa,” says Co Curator Samira Sheth. “And this exhibition is a way for everybody to experience or immerse themselves in that mood.”