Kiran B. Thacker is showcasing nearly 24 Bronze Sculptures and more than 20 life drawings for the first time, at the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai’s most famous art gallery and a tourist attraction. The same was opened for public on May 02, 2012 and will be remain open till May 08, 2012.
Little known yet much admired by fellow artists, Kiran returned to Santiniketan, India after spending 30yrs in UK where she completed a B.Ed degree in Art Education in 1979 and later a ‘Diploma in Craft Design & Technology’ from Middlesex University in 1983. Since 1989, Kiran has done various Solo and Group shows both in UK and India. Her work was also selected for the Royal Society’s summer show, UK, in 2006.
“This is my first exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery whereby I am showcasing my last five years work done at Santiniketan. The theme of my exhibition is “Chai..chai.. aaro chai” which means “I want more and more “ in Bengali. “Chai…chai…aaro Chai”, is also a 10foot long bronze sculpture depicting protest march in Bengal. My art work reflects the influence of simplicity and beautiful surroundings of Tagore’s Santiniketan. Mumbai city provides a bigger and wide platform to artists and through this exhibition, I would like to reach out to the art and simplicity loving audience in the city”, said Kiran B. Thacker.
Kiran’s work attempts to display an analytical understanding of both eastern and western education. It reflects the Western observational and visual skills though Indian roots and traits of Kiran.
Her work is mostly figurative; taking inspiration from all kinds of shapes and forms. Her creativity has been influenced by the beautiful surroundings of Santiniketan, simplicity of life and the passion she has for Art.
Date: May 2, 2012 to May 8, 2012
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Venue: Jehangir Art Gallery, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai