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2015-05 - Ashok Hinge - Living Lines
Next Exhibition "Living Lines - series of actions of daily life" by Ashok Hinge from 18th May 2015 till 19th June 2015, daily 11 am to 6 pm - Sunday closed - at Dinodia 1x1 Art Gallery, 66 - Bajaj Bhawan, Nariman Point, Opposite INOX, Mumbai - 400 021 : Contact - 2204 4016 : Size of paintings - 12 inches x 12 inches canvas board.

Living Lines - series of actions of daily life by Ashok Hinge
Creativity has no boundaries. Inspiration can trigger from anything and everywhere. Only an artistic impulse is necessary. Artist Ashok Hinge proves this through his paintings. Hinge's subject 'Series of actions of daily life' creatively honours the mundane activities or routine life.

Hailing from small town, Ashok has seen and experienced the difference of lifestyles. His depiction of life in metropolitan cities is his concern for the society in which he has settled. He has been living in Mumbai since a few years. Being the part of it, he is also involuntarily motivated to juggle according to its pace. He captures lighter moments that are obliterated in the maze of hustling bustling city. As we see them in visual form of painting, somewhere it strikes us and we find ourselves in at least some of them. The paintings refresh our memories and develops desire to involve in such simple acts that are necessary to rejuvenate ourselves.

Unlike most artist who touch upon deep meditative thoughts, contemplations and something unpredictable, Ashok mesmerises viewers with his black figures against white background of canvas depicting relationships, sports, singing, dancing, meditation, relaxing figures, struggling and fidgeting people in train, coffee sippers, people in the office, festivals and family time, etc. His paintings are the visual documentation of daily life.

Ashok's passion for black ink and strokes is the result of his earlier practice of calligraphy in black ink. As he has consistently concentrated on this style since a few years, the strokes are now more enhanced to suavity and thus he is able to depict the true essence of the theme and make commonality unique.

Ashok's interest in this subject proves his spirit of inquisitiveness and desire to know every possible thing. This series has paintings that are just lines and strokes of brush at one - go, forming the desired figure. Actions and gestures are presented in abstract forms. Hinge keeps it minimal without any complications. It becomes more impressive with the use of colour black. All the paintings in this series are black images as that is the artists' most preferred colour. For Ashok, black represents beauty and strength and certainly gels with anything creating its own impression. Moreover, the artist believes that the colour black leaves long lasting impression on viewer's mind. Thus, simplicity is the beauty of this series. The artist has skilfully reduced day to day complex activities to a few lines.
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