Monica Jain Curator and Director art centrix takes us into the world of three artists filled with lucid dreams and surreal imagery which will take you on a fantastical ride.
Curator Monica Jain’s ride through lucid dreams and surreal imagery
Awake and hallucinating - ‘thinking’ a dream. A diaphanous screen alone separating the real from the imagined. Yet, it is easily penetrated. The artist, living in that state of lucid hallucination takes the intangible and gives it a perpetual state of existence upon that screen, the canvas. Under his deft fingers, it quickly evolves into a mirror-like fidelity to his dreams.
He is an empowered being. When he picks up the brush to paint, the strokes have a lucidity of worlds imagined as if they really exist - they are about to live on till eternity upon the surface. And who is to counter that? For exist they did, in an imagined reality or a real imagination with a clarity that his outstretched arms could almost reach out and grasp. When I envisaged this show, I tapped upon my own existence as an artist and shared my thoughts with some senior artists whose work I admired. I asked them if they’d let me in into their world of fantasia - would they be willing to create something completely new upon my request? What emerged was simply stunning and left me agape, awestruck and overwhelmed.