Ojas Art presents The Rain within, a two-person exhibition by Mayank Shyam and Ram Singh Urveti. There will be approximately thirty artworks exhibited, in ink and paint on both paper and canvas.
Both artists (Mayank Shyam and Ram Singh Urveti) share a special connection with nature which is evident in their deep understanding of the subject. Ram Singh Urveti and Mayank Shyam are Gond artists from different generations, with varied and distinctive styles. They come from a lineage of story tellers who use visuals in a powerful way to speak of their way of life. There is a natural and organic conversation between their artworks that makes for a unique experience.
“We are very excited about presenting this exhibition. It is the first time that both the artists are being presented in a two-person show. Usually, indigenous artists are shown in multiple artists’ group or solo exhibitions. A two-person show is a unique format but looking at the complimentary nature of their art, it is almost imperative to show their works in this format,’ said Anubhav Nath, director of Ojas Art.
“What does it mean for an artist to be deeply connected with primordial truths of nature, to have access to knowledge that spans eons of the earth’s evolution itself? What does it feel like to carry forward these stories, passed on carefully through oral histories, folklore, song and dance, rituals and customs? For artists from the Gond pardhan community, all this is part of their identity; their artworks are embedded with marks of their tribal heritage, along with a consciousness of their responsibility in communicating it to a larger audience,” observes Lina Vincent, Art Historian and Curator.