FERGANA ART and OUR ArtProjects are excited to present Nirmala Dutt:The London Years. This significant exhibition revisits Nirmala’s rarely seen prints and selected paintings that were executed during her stay in London in the early 90s, many of them experimental in nature.
From 1992 - 1995, Nirmala enrolled for post-graduate studies at the University of London. Her proposed area of research is on the topic of ‘Art Against War and the Creative Process’. The research was aimed at exploring the intersection between printmaking and the psychological processes involved in creativity. Nirmala was also keen to make the connection between these creative processes and a politicised art that has a social function.
Her body of work attempts at capturing the contradictions that make up an urban metropolis as well as artist’s role as a social commentator. These range from abstract compositions of the cityscapes and seasonal changes, to grittier subjects such as etchings of the homeless people of London. Included in this clusters are also many of her studies, etchings and paintings, such as works that delve on the experience of the war, which are tributes to the Spanish master, Francisco Goya.
NIRMALA DUTT: The London Years runs from
10 October - 15 November 2015 at:
FERGANA Art Space
14A & 16A The Whiteaways Arcade, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 George Town, Penang