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Radhika, others exhibit their creations in Kolkata

Posted on May 25 2014 | IBNS

Kolkata, May 23 : Birds, colours and shades, painter Radhika Agarwala's creations showed all these elements coming together as art lovers in the city could see her paintings being exhibited at an art gallery in south Kolkata.

Titled 'Mapping Detours', the exhibition displayed the works of various artists including Radhika Agarwala, Moutushi Chakroborty, Mathew Tom and Viraag Desai.

For 'Mapping Detours', Agarwala, has created a six foot long drawing ,'Sleepwalkers Collison' where the artist has depicted painstaking ,erased ,intricate lines in graphite crawling from different directions which reminded visitors of a topographical mapping system in which hybrid vultures, swans, owls, and other creatures jostled together.

Speaking on the painting, Agarwala said: "These birds are symbolic to ideas of home-calling."

"I am interested in the concept of beauty and filth and how they unite together," the painter, who returned to Kolkata after six years, said.

Her other works which painting lovers in the city could see in the exhibition include a creation titled 'Afternoon and Night Flurry'.

"So far, I have got good response in the city," Agarwala said.

Inaugurated on May 17, the exhibition will continue till June 16 in Kolkata's Chitrakoot Art Gallery.

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