In Natvar Bhavsar’s art, all is in flux; everything is both what it is and all that it might become.
Dwelling on the Metaphor of Home
Artist Gigi Scaria looks carefully at our sense of belonging and home and the uncertainty that accompanies each.
Talismanic Calligraphy Made Contemporary in Marrakech
Unlike many of Koraïchi’s contemporaries, who seek to abstract calligraphic forms, he not only nods at tradition, but, as an artist of Sufi lineage himself, he inscribes his work within it.
Talismanic and Tenacious Goddesses that Resist Femininity
Rekha Rodwittiya’s iconic female figures loom large.
Painting the Imagined Space Where East and West Harmonize
Salman Toor’s insular scenes of life in Pakistan have vanished.
Making Art from Politics in Bangladesh
Aicon Gallery in downtown Manhattan currently has an excellent exhibition up, Readymade: Contemporary Art from Bangladesh. It’s the obscure object of my art desire: a summer show offering a take on materials and craft that ranges from the familiar to the utopian-exotic.
Pulse New York’s Playful Cosmopolitanism
Pulse New York is continuing its role as one of the more user-friendly offerings this fair week, with a flair for the international and an undercurrent of the offbeat in its location at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion. Last year was the first of its eight editions to run alongside Frieze, and despite the torrential rain this morning, the preview felt buoyant, with an emphasis on the playful. While there were some corners of studied abstraction, overall the artworks were spirited creations that embraced vibrant tones.