ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Gallerie Nvyā is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Nabibakhsh Mansoori. This is the first solo show of the Ahmedabad-based artist in Delhi. The show is curated by eminent critic and curator Uma Nair.
Uma Nair writes of Nabibakhsh Mansoori’s works:
“Nabibakhsh Mansoori is an inheritor of a pliant brush. With this he creates flowing landscapes that reflect his contentment as well as contemplated moments soaking in the sun and the night shades of endless dreams.
Drawing on his masterful painting skills, Nabibakhsh applies Eastern concepts to Western applications, using his brush to outline his landscape’s exquisite, buoyant forms in concise, and lively strokes. His fluid and agile hand shows no signs of hesitation, demonstrating the artist’s confidence and skill with his brush: with a few simple, lush strokes, he brings his subject of a landscape vividly to life.
Nabibakhsh also uses various shades of colour tones, so as to form candid colour contrasts within the frame of his observational fantasy. The contrast lends an auspicious Eastern ambience to the tableau. In addition to this bold use of colour, his contours in his works recall modern Western aesthetics, such as the terseness and purity of Abstract Expressionism. By combining precious threads of his own making Nabibakhsh creates a unique painting style that blends many characters of thought and treatment.”
Nabibakhsh Mansoori talks about his art: “My love for colours happened when I was gifted a prism in my childhood. It deepened my love for colours. I started trying to understand the magic of colours from nature. The green leaves and a distinct brown colour of the soil along with the red-pink flowers of the rose began to impress me. Be it the light of sunrise, or the beautiful time of evening. Be it the thick clouds of the rainy season, be it the rainbow, be it the sharp streaks of lightning, it had become my madness to enjoy the colours in all. I have been searching for myself in colourful flowers, butterflies, birds, animals, trees, plants, etc!!! Nature’s many phases, like twilight hours, rainbows, mirages, camouflaging, etc are magical creations of God. These natural colours come into my works to reflect many moods.”