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Resonance

Resonance

Aicon Gallery is proud to present Resonance, the first New York solo exhibition by New Delhi-based artist Shobha Broota. The current exhibition spans the past decade of the artist’s practice, and is comprised, in equal parts, of work in Broota’s two most iconic styles. First, her sublime and deceptively complex meditations in oil and acrylic on [...] Read more

Vesture of Being

Vesture of Being

This exposition affords a bird’s eye-view of the select works of Shobha Broota from the beginnings of her artistic career--early nineteen sixties, to the present moment. And, as it is with all persevering painters, her artistic profile over time is seen to become ever more inevitable, painstakingly honed to a razor fine. If then we were also to [...] Read more

Music of the Spheres

Music of the Spheres

Could one write about anyone’s inner experiences, their inspiration? As an ancient seer said: ‘no intelligent man will ever be so bold as to put into written language those things which his reason has contemplated, especially not into a form that is unalterable – which must be the case with what is expressed in written symbols’. Absolutely, except [...] Read more

My Inspirations

My Inspirations

Nature, Color, Light, Play of Light, Subtle touch, Rain, Bubbles, Breeze, rightness, Depth, Warmth, Plants, Trees, Wind, Flowers, Freshness, Silence, Contrast, Subtle contrast, Optical, Strength, Spirals, Concentric form, Softness, Quietness, Peace, Glow, Design, Blend, Transformation, Space, Sky, Expanse, Void, Nothingness, Rhythm, Regularity, [...] Read more

For Edge of Infinity...

For Edge of Infinity...

Painting is a vocation which gives me total freedom but this freedom implies a lot of discipline, poise, focus, clarity and perseverance. The discipline of observation that started way back in childhood became a string connecting me to essentialism through realism. This link is the cornerstone of all my work. My work is geared towards silent [...] Read more

My Journey as an Artist

My Journey as an Artist

We are all born...then we go through conditioning. We are taught to live in a certain way. Slowly we get bound by beautiful frills of life. We live blindly thinking this is it, but somewhere deep down, I knew this was not the true life. It s all made up of conveniences. Once I realized this, I surrendered. I found there is another realm of [...] Read more