Maximising the Minimal
Preview Friday 22 June 2018, 6:30 pm - 9 pm.
Show continues until 22 July 2018.
Anwar | Dasharath Patel | Homi Patel | Ingrid Pitzer
Jin Sook Shinde | Kalpana Shah | Kisalay Vora
Kiyomi Talaulicar | Nilesh Shilkar | Ravi Mandlik
Sandip More | Seema Ghurayya | Sohan Qadri
Vilas Shinde | Yashwant Deshmukh | Yogesh Rawal
Minimalism has largely been understood as the reduction of excess clutter in order to embrace a simpler way to be. But ‘excess’ is a largely dependent variable that tends to differ for each individual. The focus should be less on the clutter and more on the points of value. Minimalism therefore is not about minimalizing the irrelevant as much as it is about maximizing the important. This process itself ends up removing the ‘clutter’.
Similarly in Art, the beauty of minimalism is in the establishment of that one important concept which acts as the focal point. That concept need not be conveyed through complex mediums and noisy metaphors just for the sake of aesthetics. In being minimal one is allowed to be free of the burden of overt expressionism and is able to stay true to their essential self. This leads to the creation of a work of art that makes no sound but speaks volumes to the viewer through its simplicity and subtlety. It is in this kind of art that we may have the chance of finding the meditative reverence that all Minimalists seek.