Every artist is unique and at Helipad on Heels we truly value creativity in every form. Then how could we miss Anju Kumar’s exhibition that entertained art connoisseurs of the capital this month.

The artworks are all about nature, human emotions, sensibilities and invigorations. The inspiration is well emphasized by the titles of her creations. Matted textures, muted tones and an earthen palette- the display would also include unique and innovative sculptures and pottery pieces, be it vases, urns, lamps and pillar stands.

As elaborate swatches of colour spread across the frame, one enters into the painterly realm of fantasy, imagistic illusion and a dream. It’s like the collage of effects making excellent use of the artist’s compositional skills, putting the viewer’s eye in constant motion as it follows the connective thread that the artist establishes between various elements. Achieving a variously textured quality, the works express a uniquely eviscerated idealization of nature. It is a powerful display of innovations and creativity in vibrant oils, to dreamy acrylics to calm pastels. She speaks the innate language of painted art, being a master in colour, light and composition; the juxtapositions of light and shadow give even a flat expense of colour a vibrant physicality and form.

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Sonali & Shagun

Morning Show!

With a pack of blended thoughts in our minds, we got ready for this morning show. However, we were not heading to one of those multiplexes instead; we paved our way to witness, ‘Morning Show’, an exhibition of Hindi adult movie posters at Wieden+Kennedy’s art gallery. And here are our after thoughts:

Sonali: “This exhibition gets a thumbs up from my side. I feel that though such stuff is a part of our culture, it is usually enjoyed behind closed doors. Movie posters have always fascinated me, but these were a class apart! Or maybe a league apart! In today’s tech savvy world, these posters appear rather unusual, as they do not show women in figures to die for!”

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Shagun: “Never did I think that the hoardings that used to add a tinge of embarrassment on my pubescent face back in my small hometown would become a reason of my much-anticipated visit to W+K Exp in Delhi on 7 Sept, 11. ‘Morning Show’ as they rightly named it, was a small trip to the world of adult movie posters purely made in India. With catchy and rather humorous names, like ‘Reshma Ki Jawani’ and ‘Ek Raat Mere Saath’, they surely entertained and have become a part of what we call as artistic collections.”