Dhoomimal Art Gallery celebrates the art of printmaking with its upcoming exhibition titled, “Of Divergent Practices: The Trajectory of Printmaking” curated by Ina Puri and designed by Reha Sodhi. On view from 19th March – 25th April 2023, the exhibit will showcase a range of prints from non-representational prints to the simplicity inspired by Japanese aesthetics with regard to space and abstraction.
The art of printmaking is very old in India. In the early 1900’s Raja Ravi Varma had set up a press, to encourage printmaking as a means to popularize art and reach out to a larger audience. Till then, art was restricted principally to the Royal families. Afterwards, many presses were set up in Calcutta and thereafter in Delhi and Mumbai. Delhi Silpi Chakra was an artist organization that encouraged and promoted printmaking in a big way in the 1950s and 1960s.
The show aims to provide the viewer with an in-depth perspective on the trajectory of this significant genre that deserves to be more firmly a part of the mainstream. ‘Divergent Practice’ hopes to become part of an ongoing dialogue that draws in more participation from the younger practitioners of the medium.
Dhoomimal Art Gallery, G 42, Connaught Cir, Block G, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi-110001, New Delhi, India.