An Indian Album - Indian artist Sarbani Sen's fifth solo show in London

30 Nov 2011 – 6 Dec 2011

Event times

Mon - Sat 10:30-19:00hrs Sundays 16:00-19:00hrs

Cost of entry

Free entrance to this selling exhibitions

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Tube: Piccadilly circus, Charing cross

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An Indian Album - recent oils evoking India - her landscape and people


Indian artist Sarbani Sen is back for her 5th solo exhibition in London Sarbani's work is about nature and man's relationship with his environment. A compulsive traveller, a brilliant scholar, an ardent nature lover, that she has the stance of a romantic there is no doubt. She blends classic romanticism with mathematical precision to create a perfect balance of beauty and tranquility.Landscape for her is a subjective reality, an atonement, where the beholder and beholden become one. Nothing is allowed to intrude in this space, not even the artist's own presence. The desert paintings are a somewhat different story. The unyielding near empty land, the relentless sun, the harsh wind, the figures as if seen through upward moving hot air, sometimes bordering on surrealism — here the story is of struggle and compromise of life and living with and against nature. A recurrent theme of water pots run through the canvasses. To the artist each woman carrying a pot of water to her desert home is Laxmi, Goddess of Grace bringing home the elixir of everlasting life.

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