The abstract in the everyday
Jayashree Narayanan, July 29, 2015, DHNS
Mirage’ encapsulates a variety of meanings just as it captures different aspects of life on the canvas. Paintings ranging from the river Ganges to the unending ‘race for success’ and to the divinities of the Hindu religion, adorn the walls of the Convention Centre Foyer at India Habitat Centre.
The solo show depicts the everyday through abstract representations.
Punekar, 36, originally from Pune and settled in Faridabad is an art teacher by profession. He tells Metrolife, “I am painting since the last 10 years. But I started creating abstract paintings only for the last one-and-a-half years. It is my fifth or sixth solo show.”
Having procured a Masters degree in Fine Arts, he says, “Most of my work is inspired from and related to nature. But what I make is in the abstract form that we don’t generally notice.” he adds, “I have given the title, ‘Mirage’, which...