Sculpt­ing stones into pieces of art

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - MY CITY -

Since time im­memo­rial sculp­tures have de­fined and beau­ti­fied In­dia’s art scene. In the hands of Udaipur­based young artist, Amit Singh, stones take in­spi­ra­tion from na­ture to be carved into forms that ap­peal to the eyes. In the on­go­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, Rhythm of Na­ture, the mar­ble sculp­tor Singh car­ries his father’s legacy for­ward by cre­at­ing spec­tac­u­lar sculp­tures. “I con­tinue to com­pose dif­fer­ent forms from stones and mar­ble that are gifts to us from na­ture, and as a con­tri­bu­tion from me I re­turn it to na­ture with a hu­mane touch,” says Singh. The works on dis­play de­pict dif­fer­ent el­e­ments of na­ture such as the roots, creep­ers, the pat­terns that na­ture creates — forms of waves and curves. It is the artist’s con­scio us de­ci­sion to con­nect with na­ture. And, the whole series is aptly called Rhythm of Na­ture, as it presents the un­du­lat­ing forms of hu­man fig­ures to nat­u­ral for­ma­tions in the en­v­i­ron. The sculp­tures are sug­ges­tive of fe­male fig­ure, and faces; some forms are com­monly pierced or con­tain hol­low space.

The semi-ab­stract works move from na­ture to spir­i­tual con­cept en­com­pass­ing hu­man thoughts and imag­i­na­tions. The artist, who is a master of fine art from Delhi’s College of Art, takes care of minute de­tails of tex­ture carv­ing and colour tones. Through the ex­hi­bi­tion, he wants to spread a mes­sage — Its not too late, we still have time to pre­serve na­ture.

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