Syncretic Vs Eclectic

New York, NY, October 15, 2007 --( Tamarind Art is delighted to announce its upcoming exhibition Syncretic Vs Eclectic that opens on 18 October. It is an exhibition of sculptures and paintings of five prominent artists from India who have been practicing in their field over several decades.

Participating artists: Samir Aich, Ashok Bhowmick, Dhiraj Chowdhury, Bimal Kundu and KS Radhakrishnan
Opening reception: 18 October 2007, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Exhibition will run from 18 October – 17 November 2007

About the artists:
Samir Aich has been painting for almost three decades now. He started out as a neo realist and gradually moved into semi-abstract figurative themes. His art borders abstraction and Aich often uses unusual surfaces and media to express his creative thoughts, which are passionate, expressionistic and bold.

Ashok Bhowmick’s paintings derive their strength primarily from the genre of Symbolic Expressionism wherein the emphasis is more on creating a visual surface that offers hints of recognizable imageries and yet remain quite mysterious and enigmatic. With somber colors and bold renderings the collective effect of his paintings is a sense of silence and stillness. Dhiraj Chowdhury is known for his juxtaposition of the mellifluous and sensuous Bengali character with his expressionistic figuration. His versatility manifests itself in his use of the medium emphasizing on drawing.

Bimal Kundu Drawing his initial inspiration from Brancusi, Kundu chooses to make much simpler yet pure forms, moving away from his early minimalist approach and began experimenting with abstraction. While never entirely rejecting the natural world, Kundu undoubtedly succeeds in conveying a sense of gravity by reducing his work to a few basic elements.

KS Radhakrishnan’s gymnastic figures dance through space, defying gravity, while maintaining most slender contact with their bases. Acrobatic in their resilience, they subvert conventions of the sculpture creating rhythmic labyrinth in their surrounding space despite the heavy metal that they are made of.

For more information on this exhibition please contact Tamarind Art Gallery at (212) 990 - 9000 ext. 105 or email or visit our web site at

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday, noon to 6:00 pm

About Tamarind Art
The gallery was inaugurated as a museum-gallery in April 2003. Tamarind Art’s vision is to curate exhibitions that reflect a healthy balance between senior established artists and younger talents working with experimental forms in varied medium.

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