Galleryske brings Delhi-based Photoink's works to Bengaluru

A group show exhibits works by some of the best photographers in India 

Ayesha Tabassum Published :  09th June 2017 06:00 AM   |   Published :   |  09th June 2017 06:00 AM

A shot by the late Umrao Singh Sher-Gil

The late Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer, once said, “In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” Certainly a thought that resonates with the theme of the Photoink group show at Galleryske that exhibits works of Madhuban Mitra and Manas Bhattacharya, Prabuddha Dasgupta, Chandan Gomes, Madan Mahatta, Dileep Prakash and Umrao Singh Sher-Gil — all of whom are recognised for their distinct approach to the art of photography, and are represented by Photoink, a Delhi-based gallery.
While most of us are aware of the iconic black and white fashion photographs by the late  Prabuddha, this show brings to the fore, the photographer’s work with botanicals. From fine details of stalks and petals to the physiological features of a flower, Prabuddha lends new dimension to his pictures. Dileep Prakash’s collection — What Was Home — compiled into an elaborate photo book, uncovers the loneliness of hostel rooms and dormitories. The compilation of remarkable photographs by the late Umrao Singh Sher-Gil, shot over sixty years, from the beginning of 1889, too is on display. “I connected with the works on display, so I wanted to exhibit them. But it’s not a survey show, it’s just that two gallerists (Devika Daulet-Singh, director  of Photoink and I), have hand-picked these works,” says Sunitha Kumar Emmart who runs Galleryske in Delhi and Bengaluru. Sunitha and Devika work closely at the shared gallery space in Delhi, and are attempting to introduce Photoink’s work to Bengaluru’s art aficionados. Some of the photo books are available for purchase.

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