IndianOil’s biennial art exhibition titled ‘Canvas Code’ at Jehangir Art Gallery showacases the work of 12 masters, 35 eminent sculptor artists and painters and 38 upcoming artists. A wide array of paintings by over 90 artists from across the country will be showcased at Jehangir Art Gallery from October 24 to 29, 2018. It will also present a diverse range of artworks by artists of different age groups, styles and categories.
What began as an eclectic art display in 1987 at IndianOil’s head office in Bandra, has today, become a significant event on Mumbai’s art calendar. This philanthropic initiative of IndianOil is organized with a view to support and promote young budding talent in the art fraternity and provides them a prestigious platform to exhibit their work alongside established artists. It will also present a diverse range of artworks by artists of different age groups, styles and categories. IndianOil has also collaborated with NGO Nanhi Kali to ensure that 10 per cent of sale proceedings will be contributed to charity.
The name ‘The Canvas Code’ stems from the fact that a canvas denotes a platform or stage that would be given to artists, irrespective of their stature or standing. Since the artists will range from masters to rising stars to beginners, the word ‘code’ has been used to denote the sense of community that they share. The code unites them for one cause – spreading the light and igniting the passion of art in the very fabric of our society where young minds are the creative catalysts of a vibrant future.
The exhibition has, for the first time, given an opportunity to hearing and visually impaired artists like Sudarshan Manse and Gaurav Dhamija. Senior artists such as Shrikant Jadhav, J. K. Chillar, eminent artists such as Geeta Parmar, Deepak PW, Abhang and Manoj Sakale along with acclaimed artists such as Suhas Bahulkar, Achyut Pallav, Shobha Broota, VG Andani, David Prem, Mohammad Iqbal, Pankaj Ghelot, Niti Yogi are amongst many others will be participating in the show, fortifying the unique position that the exhibition has been claiming ever since its inception. The art show is being organized with assistance from senior artists Pratibha Wagh and Bapusaheb Zanje. This year’s mega show includes an eclectic mix of works telling a unique story of life’s experience. The works on display include abstract, semi-abstract paintings and sculptures in diverse media such as oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, pen & ink, mixed media, ceramics, terracotta, sandston