Sun. Jul 3rd, 2022

From: 1st to 7th February 2022

“The Eternal”

An Exhibition of Watercolor Paintings

By well-known artist Ashok Namdeo Dhivare


Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 98508 69670

As the changing forms of nature leave their reflections on a painter’s mind it begins to give shapes to them.  Really speaking, it is a just thought emerging in his consciousness; simultaneously, however, it becomes an inner conflict rooted in his mind.  A process to search for form in an object begins at the centre of an individual’s mind. This process is highly individualistic and deep but it is equally obscure.

The presence of an object in nature is stable as well as unstable and forward-moving; this in fact is an unending, ongoing process. It is the way of the world; in a way, it is the way the world behaves. ‘The Eternal’ is an exhibition of paintings meant to present this thought. It is a search for the eternal existence of the self in the brisk-paced happenings and the fast deterioration of human values taking place around us.

The progressive journey of the painter, Mr Ashok Dhivare, has been moving forward through a variety of forms and mediums like nature painting, abstract style and cityscape. The paintings in this exhibition belong to the category of ‘Nature painting.’ The artist has consciously used watercolours as a medium.

The moisture of the mind’s sensitivity and its subtlety for the moments escaped is noticeable in them in addition to a feeling of being lost. The

human images in these paintings are indistinct and unclear. The structures and leftover remains of constructions around them force us to search for the eternal. The use of time and space keeps haunting our minds as these paintings begin to overpower us by coming closer and establishing an uncanny relation with us. These paintings give a distressed call to the past and present of the fall and decay we experience inside us.

Raju Desale


The Eternal – An Exhibition Of Watercolor Paintings By well-known artist Ashok Namdeo Dhivare In Jehangir Art Gallery

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