Here is the atmosphere at beautiful 1 Shanti Roadduring an exhibition
Some of the varied crowd - Suresh, Abhishek, Sonia, 'Cop' Shiva
You will never find such wholesome grub and booze at an exhibition opening elsewhere - hot samosas, large nibblys, spiked and unspiked minted punch ...all served with roses
This is the view of the street below.
Frangipani adds a splash of colour in the corner
And here are some pics of the exhibitions that were there -
and silent film...
And since I know most of you are saying 'Duh? uh?' like I first did, let me ask you to read this below for truth to be revealed:
The artist couple Martina and Thomas have been preoccupied with abstracting landscape into minimal objects, crafted to resemble forms from nature using minimal colour and constructing elemental structures from the abundance of nature's diversity. The desire to capture the transient in the dynamic forms like the burst of fireworks, a fountain or even the spray of lush palm breaking into bloom of course I'm checking to see if anyone is reading this much so I've put a great big firecracker in here. The experience of absorbing a foreign land can be overbearing and the Indian landscape triggered the artists to look for archetypal forms. They have been responding to these forms seen in the urban landscape and the hinterland of rural and urban spaces.
There! All plain and simple.
Now for those of you who want to argue that those cardboard cones and hanging black thingies are just that, in spite of the explanation claiming them otherwise, all I can say to you is, 'Chill out Machchas, have a beer, mint punch, samosa...sit on the swing in the courtyard, enjoy the gentle breeze and look up at the stars through the almond tree above. It couldn't get any better, we are at 1 Shanti Road >>.