Caesura/Continuum: Artist Raj Shahani's first solo exhibit captures the movement and physicality of dancers in motion
Raj Shahani's sculptures are said to be inspired by the lyrical movements of the human body and a sensitive and detailed observation of dancers in motion.
An ongoing exhibition at the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai has on display sculptures created by the New York-based artist Raj Shahani. Titled <em>Caesura/Continuum</em>, the artist showcases 25 bronze figures from the series, <em>Emotion</em>.
The sculptures are inspired by the lyrical movements of the human body and a sensitive and detailed observation of dancers in motion. In this image, the figure, entitled <em>Indomitable</em>, encapsulates the eloquent fluidity of the dancer.
In the works for the last two years, the starting point of the series was photography, through which the artist captured the dynamic physicality of the dancers during a performance.
The near-life size, three-dimensional sculptures that are part of this exhibit are translations of Shahani's photographs of ballet<br />and contemporary dancers. In this image are two pieces titled <em>Equipoise</em>.
<em>Caesura/Continuum</em> marks Shahani's first solo exhibit. The artist gave up a career in business in pursuit of his art and works out of his studio in Bronx, New York. In this image: A sculpture from the series titled <em>Aspiration</em>.
Shahani's exhibit, that articulates his reading of movement and physicality will be on display at the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai from 5 November to 10 November, 2019.