Ishan Pariyar’s painting exhibition “Reminiscences” at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babarmahal, highlights the endurance of historical monuments in the fleeting materialistic world.
The exhibition brings together the paintings, each of which represents a certain deity and its everlasting property. Pariyar also decries our indifferent attitude towards the smuggled, damaged and stolen artifacts of great cultural and historical value.
The acrylic paintings have a boat as a common object to represent the voyage of life. Similarly, each artifact has been placed creatively to show its historical importance.
The exhibition will serve those with keen interest in history, culture, religion and a taste for authentic yet modern
Each canvas consists of religious sculptures as its basis, supported by earthy materials like sand, pebbles, worn-out boats, waves and tides. Sketch representations of the paintings are also displayed. An added twist is that the entire oeuvre consists of subtle green and blue hues.