- an Indian contemplation
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with natureJoseph Campbell, American mythographer
In June 2019 BURN-IN invites you to a journey to India. “contemplari“ means to see up close, to direct one‘s attention to something. For many years Asit Poddar has mesmerised collectors of art from all over the world, by visualising and making many things come alive.
In the series Durga Puja he tells the impressive myth around the festival of the goddess Durga in delicate watercolours.
The reduced nudes (series women, temple) affect viewers with their poetic-sensual visualisation.
With his land- and cityscapes (Boats, The Park, Landscape, Red City Scape, Evening City) Poddar proceeds to the orbit of cities and nature alike and uses Joseph Campbell‘s monomyth of a cross-cultural, identity-establishing narrative style as philosophical tool. Thereby the visual “storyteller“ Poddar plunges deep into the Indian mythology and teaches us a better understanding of the totality of all myths from nature, people, culture and religion. The artist, as a travelling hero who starts out on an important expedition, crosses different thresholds, sometimes failing, always learning his lesson and finally reaping the elixir.
Thus he shows successful synchronisation of one‘s own life with the various universes as an endowment of life with meaning.
BURN-IN has represented Asit Poddar since 2018 and in the oncoming solo-exhibition more than 20 works from 1995 to 2018 will be shown, including bronze sculptures, watercolours, charcoals, Sumi-ink and acrylic works.
BURN-IN is very proud to represent Asit Poddar since 2018!