This exhibition is a recent works of G. Reghu.
Inspired by his own agricultural background, the Gandhian ideal of working with local materials, and a sense of India’s millions for whom life is a daily struggle, G. Reghu’s sculptures shun expensive materials like marble or bronze in favor of humble terracotta. Originally a potter by trade, his sculptures betray an intimate knowledge of the tactile process of modeling with clay and the use of the potter’s wheel. The figures themselves are doll-like and employ traditional folk art motifs; the muted organic earth colours and a matte finish recall his Indian village roots. Perhaps what is most intriguing is the racial type depicted in his ‘dolls’: bulging eyes, thick lips, and cabbage ears mingle both Dravidian and African facial features, thereby transcending his well-defined local images to convey a world of magic, myth, and bucolic innocence.
12th December 2015 to 5th January, 2016 11 am – 7 pm (Except Sundays & Bank Holidays)
Art Heritage, 205, Tansen Marg, Near Bangali Market,New Delhi , 110001
G. Reghu Born in 1959 in Kilimanoor, Kerala, G. Reghu studied art (sculpture) in the College of Fine Arts in Thiruvanananthapuram. He began with stone as a medium, and his sensibility gained direction after his contact with Elizabeth and Laurie Baker. Since 1988 he has had several solo shows and group shows and participated in several major art camps held in different parts of the country. He is the recipient of the Award of Fourth Contemporary Indian Art Biennial at Bharat Bhavan and also the Award of Bombay Art Society, Mumbai.