An Exhibition of Paintings ORGANIC MIND
by Mantra Ardhana
curated by Nina Saxer
15 April , 2016 : Allowing art lovers a glimpse into the mind of one of the most intriguing Indonesian artists of contemporary times, Nina Saxer curated ORGANIC MINDS encompassing a series of artworks by the famed Mantra Ardhana. The exhibition was inaugurated on April 15 by fashion designer duo Dev r Nil at Range Gallery, 54, Lower Range, Beckbagan, Kolkata 19 and will continue till April 17.
The event was attended by cultural personality Anjum Katyal, German consulate Mr Iversen, socialite Corina Popa, entrepreneur Wu Lyv, Anita and Shreya Kanoi of Living Free. The evening also saw actor Bobby Chakraborty, social worker Urmi Basu and models Nick Rampal and Mohammad Shabbir Baig among others.
Mantra’s art and music reflect a tingly dosage of the ethnic identity of Lombok, which he infuses into the contemporary and ever changing accents of modern life like technological advancement and multiculturalism. The paintings are an abstract amalgamation of vibrant hues paired with stark grays that seem to bring to the fore a heightened sense of emotional turmoil wreaking the human psyche of the neo-postmodern man.