From: 15th to 28th March 2023
“Frozen in Time”
An Exhibition of Photographs by Kabeer Ramesh
Jehangir Art Gallery
M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda
Mumbai 400 001
Timing: 11am to 7pm.
Frozen in Time Exhibition of Photography by Kabeer Ramesh is being held at Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai from 15th to 28th March 2023. The exhibition has drawn commendable response since its beginning. The photography art lovers from different backgrounds – young art enthusiasts to well accomplished photographers, have responded and engaged with the works presented.
This exhibition was inaugurated on 15th March 2023 by Adv. Jayant Gaikwad, IAS(Retired), in the presence of Ms. Alexandra Mockel (Leipzig University, Germany) and many others.
It could be said that, Kabeer Ramesh presents himself as a photographer – artist who is exploring varied forms, textures, structures and themes. He focuses on different aspects of the human world: achievements and contradiction (His photos of massive structures and the holocaust memorial at once); his various compositions, especially photos of the cluster of Onions, the historical monuments and his landscapes present artistic compositions and human sensibilities. The photo of the dark branches – ‘reaching out’, the sunrays exuding the blue sky has drawn serious interest. Noteworthy is also his depiction of ‘fleeting sand’, the lamps as art objects. His exhibition presents portraits with different perspective: the portraits of people in everyday walks of life, the ordinary people in their daily grind, instead of the wealthy and powerful; or his photographs of the Bull, the Camel with unique character and personalities presents as worthy objects of portraiture; his photos of a ‘Lone stone’ in waterbed in Meghalaya too looks at what is apparently inanimate, as basically or some point of time being lively. His work presents nature with different dimensions – from the moments uprooting caused by the human designs to the ‘regeneration’ occurring in nature. His work thus captures various genres: textures/ structures, portraits of people in everyday life, and objects with character. His nature portrayal too sees it through the artistic perspective.
We must make a special mention to his imposing composition of sculpture ‘The Hunter’ in adorning the Museum Island in Germany (as the story of human resolve and triumph).
Lastly, his work offers various forms and modes of seeing and an act of looking as a cultural practice. The enthusiastic response to his exhibition in Jehangir Art Gallery shows the serious and welcoming reception to his work.
Frozen In Time An Exhibition Of Photographs By Kabeer Ramesh In Jehangir Art Gallery