Sundaram Tagore Gallery is pleased to present The Art of Anil Revri, an exhibition of new and recent paintings by Indian-born and Washington, D.C.-based artist, Anil Revri. Using the tools of ‘op art’ and the eclectic influences of his country of birth, Revri creates contemplative images, which allude to the spiritual. He attempts an ordering of a universal nature, neither heroic nor merely descriptive. In his complex, dancing matrices of primordial dots known as fractals, Revri is revealing the pathways of the universal and perhaps sublime network of which we are all a part.
Known for his geometric abstractions, Revri uses metallic paints, markers and pencils to create the illusion of a three-dimensional grid. The outcome is a dynamic window within a window format, where the palimpsest of layers appears to move in and out of each other. According to the artist, “Though abstract in their rendering, the work is inspired by Eastern philosophy. Each piece becomes a meditation.” Furthermore, “There is no reference to narrative here, excepting that of an implied order beneath the restless surface. That surface tension acts as a metaphor for the clutter in our lives that prevents us from achieving that calm that we so desire.”
Revri has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in India, Europe, China, and the United States. He was the first Indian
Artist to have a solo exhibition at a major American museum and PRAKRITI: The Art of Anil Revri will be his third solo exhibition at Sundaram Tagore Gallery. An opening cocktail reception will be held at Sundaram Tagore Gallery the evening of September 18th
from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. The exhibition will close October 13th.
Anil Revri was born in 1956 in New Delhi, India. His work is featured in museums and major collections worldwide, including The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, and the Tempra Museum, in Malta.
About Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Established in 2000, Sundaram Tagore Gallery is devoted to examining the confluence of Western and non-Western cultures. The focus is on developing exhibitions of intellectual rigor and showcasing artists who are engaged in spiritual, social and aesthetic dialogues with traditions other than their own.
Our interest in cross-cultural dialogue extends beyond the visual arts into many other disciplines, including poetry, literature, performance art, film and music. We host non-profit events that stimulate the exchange of ideas and push the envelope of artistic, intellectual and cultural boundaries. Our focus is to help artists of all ages, and art organizations from around the globe to exhibit, perform and produce their work.
Sundaram Tagore Gallery is located at 547 West 27th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) in Chelsea, New York City. It is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. For additional press information, or to request images, contact Shayna Snider at 212.677.4520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.