A RAY OF HOPE
Curator: Shardul Kadam
( Black & white artworks in any format and about any subject )
an Viewing online art exhibition at NipponGallery.com
After World War -II, the world has faced such a huge disaster and loss of lives now, during Covid-19 pandemic. Being artists we can feel the unrest, sorrow and misery of people all over the world.
In this difficult situation every human being has become a warrior, together fighting against this dark period with strong hopes, faith and energy. This historic pandemic has made us realize the uncertainty, nothingness and completeness in human life.
This situation also emphasizes the role of hope and faith of man in the infinite journey of survival of civilizations through various natural and man-made disasters since ancient time to modern era.
In art history, the absence and presence of light is used to represent spiritual energy, divinity, gods and goddess etc. Brahman in Indian Vedic literature, Chinese theory of Yin and Yang, Buddhist theory of Shunyavada, The Theory of Big bang discuss about the ‘nothingness ‘ and ‘completeness’ that relates to black and white.
Scientifically, black and white do not have specific
wavelengths. Instead, white light contains all wavelengths of visible lights.
Black, on the other hand, is the absence of visible light.
At the same time in color theory, white is the absence of all color and black is the presence of all color. A visual play using black and white together creates neutrality and infiniteness.
‘A ray of hope’ presents achromatic artworks of various artists from the country coming together to represent their individual approaches and style, that reveal different aspects of hopes and faith in the context of human survival.
- Shardul Kadam
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Last date : 30/ 5/ 2020