"My City" – Group art exhibition featuring 6 eminent artists, curated by noted curator – Mr. Giridhar Khasnis, to be held at Sublime Galleria, UB City on from the 13th April – 30th May 2012…

"My City" – Group art exhibition featuring 6 eminent artists, curated by noted curator – Mr. Giridhar Khasnis, to be held at Sublime Galleria, UB City on from the 13th April – 30th May 2012…

Bangalore, India, Saturday – April 14th, 2012 — Sublime Galleria, dedicated to promoting performing and fine arts, today unveiled another exciting collection, ‘My City’, showcasing paintings that illustrate the artists’ perceptions of the energy and essence of a city and their interpretation of urban life. This repertoire of art work, which has been tastefully curated by the noted and eminent Mr. Giridhar Khasnis, showcases the works of 6 reputed artists, namely B. Devaraj, Manjunath Hassan, Praveen Kumar, Shivanand Basavanthappa, Urmila V.G. and V.G. Venugopal. The works of these artists will be on display till the 30th of May 2012. Synonymous with introducing a mélange of established and upcoming artists to the city and showcasing artworks across a wide range of mediums, Sublime Galleria ( http://www.sublimegalleria.com ) promises to present to the art lovers of the city another exciting opportunity to appreciate and satiate their appetite for exquisite creativity and meaningful art with ‘My City’.

Uzma Irfan – Founder of Sublime Galleria & Executive Director, Prestige Group said, "Since its inception, Sublime Galleria has attempted to showcase a wide range of artists and works of art across a gamut of mediums, both explored and unexplored. Through ‘My City’, we aim to present the interpretations of 6 noted artists about the pulse of a city and modern lifestyle. We hope that art lovers of Bangalore enjoy this exhibition."

About ‘My City’ – The Show:
A city means different things to different people. Our perception of a city is not constant but ever changing. In this show, six artists interpret the concept of a city through different vantage points, and explore its colours and contours in unique ways. In their work, they offer fresh and diverse perspectives, subtly hinting at a city’s delights and mysteries; symbols and emblems; shades and nuances; burdens and trappings; relationships and contradictions.

The paintings in this exhibition are not just pretty pictures or empty slogans. They are little vignettes of and delicate commentaries on the perception of a city; each one presented with intimate feeling, contemplation and unpretentious understanding.

About Sublime Galleria:
The Sublime Galleria ( http://www.sublimegalleria.com ), India’s first Sky Gallery, founded by Ms. Uzma Irfan – Director, Corporate Communications, Prestige Group in 2009 is dedicated to the support and promotion of fine arts and performing arts. To this end it regularly organizes exclusive art pageants featuring the work of upcoming artists. These shows and exhibitions are well attended by art connoisseurs and buyers from across the globe and offer budding artists a much needed platform to showcase their talent.

Located in UB City, which is today the city’s hotspot for Fashion, Luxury and Fine Art, Sublime Galleria provides the perfect setting for the city’s art aficionados to indulge their passion.

Strongly believing in the need to support young and upcoming artists, Uzma Irfan founded Sublime Galleria to help provide a platform for them to exhibit their work. Uzma believes that fine art is an integral part of our rich culture and we should strive to keep these art forms vibrant and accessible to society.

Sublime Galleria ( http://www.sublimegalleria.com ) has promoted the works of several artists across categories. Some examples of the mélange of work exhibited at Sublime in the past include ‘Genesis’ by Simran KS Lamba – a unique presentation of mixed media artwork in coal tar, and more recently, ‘Crossroads’ – a unique celebration of Fine Art by four leading artists – G. Subramanian, Gurudas Shenoy, Jasu Rawal and Milind Nayak.

Sublime Galleria has earlier showcased the works of Aamina Shazi, Amit Sharma, Anoop H, Ashish Parma, C P B Prasad, Devanshi (Tina), Farah Ahmed, Kalabhakesari, Manoj Masand, Pallon Daruwala (Established artist), Pragya Jain, Priyanka Gupta Agarwal, Rupesh Patrick, Shukla Chowdhury, Simran KS Lamba, Soraya Taher Merchant, Srividya and Tala Afsin.

Visit http://www.sublimegalleria.com for more information on the Art Gallery!

About the Curator:
Giridhar Khasnis
Giridhar Khasnis is a freelance writer, columnist and independent curator. More than six hundred pieces of his writing on art, literature and world cinema have appeared in newspapers and magazines including Deccan Herald, The Hindu, The Week and Swagat. Among the art shows he has curated are Furniture on Canvas (2007); The Root of Everything (2009); Skin: a photo-art show (2009); Moment, intercepted (2009); The Open Cage: Homage to Francis Bacon (2009); and A Twist in the Tail (2011).

About the Artists:
B Devaraj
(b. 1966, Channenahalli, near Bangalore / BFA and MFA in Painting from CKP, Bangalore). Winner of National Award, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi; H K Kejriwal Young Artist Award; Senior Fellowship from HRD, Government of India.

Manjunath Hassan
(b.1980, Hassan / BFA in Painting from CAVA, Mysore; MVA from Bangalore University). Winner of Arnavaz-Vasudev Foundation Award; Robert Bosch Art Grant; Camlin Professional Award (with art tour of Europe).

Praveen Kumar
(b.1971, South Kanara / BFA in Painting from DMS Fine Arts College, Mysore). Winner of Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy award (Bangalore) and Lokamanya Tilak Art Foundation Award (Pune).

Shivanand Basavanthappa
(b. 1975, Sindhanoor / BFA from MMK College of Visual Art, Gulbarga; MFA from CKP, Bangalore). Winner of National Lalit Kala Academy award, H K Kejriwal Young Artist Award, and Camlin Professional Award (with art tour of Europe).

Urmila V G
(b.1978, Bangalore / BFA in Painting from CKP, Bangalore; MFA in Printmaking, Santiniketan). Participated in International Print Festivals in Japan, Spain, Germany and Turkey. Winner of National Lalit Kala Academy scholarship.

V G Venugopal
(b.1976, Kasargod / BFA in Painting (Gold Medal) from CAVA, Mysore; MFA in Printmaking from CKP, Bangalore). Winner of Camel Art Foundation Award; HK Kejriwal Young Artist Award, K K Hebbar Art Foundation Award.

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