Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts is delighted to announce the Charcoal Drawing Workshop: Objects As Self Portrait with contemporary artist Dhiraj Pednekar beginning 28 August 2021. This ONLINE series is an exploration into the world of objects.
We are surrounded by objects, some we own, others we desire. They define our personality and are a reflection of our emotions, values and culture. Objects as Self Portrait invites a relooking at the objects that inhabit our world.
Over eleven consecutive weekends, and through the medium of drawing, participants will explore beyond the utilitarian function of objects and learn about their aesthetic value.
The workshop will end with an online exhibition where each student will present their final work with their peers and the public.
For more details and to register, please call us on +91 93706 75100 ; +91 97678 64206 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dhiraj Pednekar is an independent artist who lives and works in Goa. He pursued his BFA from Goa College of Art (2012) and MFA from S.N School of Arts & Communication, University of Hyderabad (2014). His recent works indulge in environmental and social consciousness. The works often play the role of silent protest to shed light on the issues and impart the contemporary relationship between Human and Nature. To understand it deeper he tries to study the landscape in terms of its ecology, geopolitics and society-environment. Hence to decipher these complex ideas he incorporates drawing, sculpture, photography, video and performance in his practice. He is experimenting with earthly materials and found objects, and often accumulates them to draw and sculpt. His interest in viewing material as a metaphor is to reinterpret its conceptual relationship with the visuals he creates, allowing viewers to have an open contemplation.