Amalgamation 8 is all about art with a heart

30 Aug 2022

Cymroza Art Gallery hosts Amalgamation 8 which brings together unique paintings, prints, ceramics & sculptures from 30 established & emerging artists from 2-5 September.

Amalgamation 8 by Aparimita Sapru

Curator and artist, Aparimita Sapru is back with her exhibition Amalgamation 8 which brings forth 30 established and emerging homegrown as well as internationally acclaimed talents with their paintings, prints, ceramics and sculptures from virtually everywhere in India, such as Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore et al. The eighth edition of the exhibition will be held at the Cymroza Art Gallery, Breach Candy, from 2-5 September 2022 and will feature a selection of about 70 paintings across abstracts & semi-abstracts, realistic and figurative, and spiritual styles showcased in all kinds of mediums such as mixed media, acrylics, watercolour, oil, pen & ink, pencil colours etc. in a varied colour palette, and about 8 stunning sculptures in fibreglass, ceramics and bronze.

As always, Aparimita’s art will have a heart and give back to society. Part of the proceeds from the show will go towards a charity for The Rotary Club of Mumbai Juhu’s projects for the rehabilitation of intellectually disabled people and the prevention of child abuse awareness.

In Amalgamation 8, Aparimita has handpicked several contemporary and acclaimed artists such as the veteran Prakash Bal Joshi whose Blue acrylic abstracts can be likened to a stroll through the multiverse, and internet sensation Shashikant Dhotre whose traditionally attired ladies are stunningly lifelike in quality, Paramesh Paul whose Black & White acrylic Benaras Ghat series will transfix you with its old world charm, Ratan Saha whose beautiful bronze ‘Nandi’ series is the definitive metaphor for power, Om Swami whose fibre glass Ganeshas in an eye-catching riot of colours display spirituality in a modern light, as also the ace painter Sandeep Chattraband whose acrylics bring alive the serenity and tranquillity of the ghats of Benaras in colourful hues, Mahesh Anjarlekar whose thematic ceramic sculptures and art installations are one of a kind as are sculptor-painter Swati Pasari’s amazing spiritually-themed works.

Other participating artists include Swarupa Bhosale, Sanjeeta Ahmed, Kadambari Mehta, Pooja Vivek Balkundre, and Cdr. Shantaram Rawool, Deepa Kulkarni, Sudipta Adhikari, Amisha Mehta, Gauri Gulati, Abid Kanchwala, Alka Pandey, Qureysh Basrai, Rakhee Shah, Uma Krishnamoorthy, Rao Ranveer, Shobha Patki, Sulochana Gawde, Preksha Lal, Kajal Shahdadpuri, Rashmi Bajaj, Nandita Desai and Namrata Jain. 

Aparimita, an alumnus of Sir J. J. School of Art, whose eye for Art is well-known, is understandably thrilled about the exhibition. “Even as a fledgling artist, I realised the need for an organised manner to showcase artistic talent, and that’s how my curatorial journey began in 2012. That’s also why I use my company Expopedia to scout talent from across India and abroad, and following a careful selection process, we accept artists into our fold.”
Speaking about her journey, she reminisces “I have had a wonderful run since the first huge group show Amalgamation 1 where Javed Akhtar graced us as the Chief Guest. So many upcoming talents, as well as established artists, have been part of this amazing journey and I am truly overwhelmed with the wonderful response we have always garnered from the art world.”

Over the last 10 years, Expopedia has been giving back to society through Art. A certain amount of the art sales from Amalgamation 8 have been earmarked for two charitable projects of The Rotary Club of Mumbai Juhu. These projects include 1) Aadhar which is home to 335+ intellectually disabled people, who stay with or without their parents in Badlapur, Nasik, Jalgaon and Sholapur and 2) Sakshi - The Rakshin Project which aims toward the awareness of prevention of children against sexual offences. 

Yours is to view the unique showcase Amalgamation 8, at Cymroza Art Gallery, Breach Candy, from 2-5 September 2022. Take a dekko!