The works exhibit a blend of retrospect, deliverance, pain, liberation and whimsy against a phantasmagorical landscape. The protagonists in the larger works seem to be endowed with prestidigitatious talents and appear entirely capable of lofting unsuspecting viewers into the depicted Delphic panoramas. The works seem to lead the viewer on, inviting her/him to step into their large-scale bounds which are laden with deliciously unexpected (sometimes-wicked, always-interesting) elements, which might emerge as mnemonics of a fantastical bygone for some/many in the audience.
The work which held me in a state of thorough rapture is Ochre Dust in a Delusional Paradise. A few private minutes with this canvas should leave you suitably mesmerized.
New works by Ranbir Kaleka
till April 18th 2009
10.00 am - 6.00 pm
The show will open at Bose Pacia, New York on May 14th and continue till June 27th.