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Inspired by Indian cultural heritage

Madhur Tankha



Anglo-Indian art: A painting by Mike Hutchins

NEW DELHI: Displaying the works of nine British artists is a new five-day painting exhibition that opened at Studio Vasant here on Wednesday.

Titled “Cracking Spot!”, the exhibition is showcasing the works of artists Graham Clarke, James Hornton, Nick Tidnam, Kelvin Griffin, Cas Holmes, Brian Lewis, Wendy Smith, Mike Hutchins and Bernard Rangel. All of them have derived inspiration from India’s rich cultural heritage and then given their own artistic impressions on canvas.

Organised as part of a celebration in art’s unique way of binding countries and cultures while at the same time influencing the farthest of people, the exhibition has been organised jointly by Studio Vasant and N.R.I. Institute.

Anglo-Indian art from the United Kingdom, with an angular twist for modernism and exhibits with Royal British Art of typical Indian scene dominate the exhibition. The paintings represent multi-culturalism.

Artist, author and humorist all rolled into one, Graham Clarke has created some 500 images of rural life and history. James Hortonexcels in oil, watercolour and pastels, Cas Holmes has come out with work that examines cultural links between North Indian art and her Roman heritage.

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