Abhishek Kumar (°1987, Delhi, India) makes paintings and drawings. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, Kumar seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.
His works sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By applying abstraction, he investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.
|Klanand Art Contest - 2017||Prafulla Foundation||Winner||2017|
|Dhoomimal Gallery Annual Exhibition 2016||Dhoomimal Gallery||Winner||2016|
|BPNI's 20th Anniversary Conference||BPNI||Winner||2012|