GRUPO 21 PLUS
CASA DO BRASIL, MADRID
el mundo de la singularidad
en la imagen para ampliar
Casa do Brazil, Madrid, Spain, Group 21 Plus art exhibition, from the 12 to the 22nd of January 2006
Bharat Bushan, the serene sight of human figures
His great sculptural accomplishments in diverse materials, of stone, ceramics, clay, bronze, etc. demonstrate his great dominion of different techniques. He uses in his thematic sculptural images of great proportions, and Eastern aspect, with tendency to monumentality, a predisposition to emphasize hands and feet beyond its natural size. He is there to display to us the true importance of human beings, understanding them like effigies, authentic individual monuments, interpreting, in his own way, that we all are one and that each one can reach a certain dose of immortality.
Grandiloquent in appearance, nevertheless, its discourse is concrete, that is to say, one that is concentrated in a diversity of proposals, cradles in the routine character, actions of couples, daily scenes of the life of women, but elevating them to the artwork category.
He is a singular realist, because he emphasizes daily life, raising the force of the idiosyncrasy of his characters, until reaching levels of great plastic virtuosity. Been born in India, Mr. Bushan, resides in China, and actually he displays his work in different continents, being a sculptor of the real element with the purpose to find the explanation to the symbol that is the key that opens the mystery.
He is participating with Group 21 Plus at Casa Do Brazil in Madrid, alongside its other member artists: Basil Barrington Watson (United States-Jamaica), Francisca Blázquez (Spain), Alberto Cerritos (Canada-El Salvador), Pongpan Chantanamattha (India-China), Christopher Ebejer (Malta), J. Martín Rojas (Mexico), Hugo Pistilli (Paraguay) and Noboru Yurugi
The works of Basil Barrington Watson deepens into the prologue of the goddess of beauty. Francisca Blázquez uses geometric forms to travel to other dimensions, physical, as much as spiritual, showing in the process a new world to us in which science and spirituality are in harmony. Alberto Cerritos works at a the theoretical level as well as a practitioner in cyber-art, painting and sculpture, a creation of symbolic nature, by means of the use of signs, fragments of machines, thematic conformations of machine becoming humans. Whereas Pongpan Chantanamattha travels in the interstices of stars through an approach of the most direct realism of faces carved with great serenity and forcefulness. Chrisrtopher Ebejer on the other hand shows preference for sculptural personages of diverse origin, displaying them with chromatic intensity, to recreate in them, the magic of which they represent and they are. J. Martín Rojas departs from the solid matter to find the way of the spirit, using for his pictorial compositions and numerous murals around America and Asia icons, symbols and allegories. Hugo Pistilli is sensual, of gestures, winding, looking for the beauty of the dynamics in the elements that are accustomed to accompany his sculptural characters, generally originated from Nature, specially leafs and branches. Whereas Noboru Yurugi shows preference for the depths of the soul, mind, heart and body. He undertakes forms, worked generally with treated special paper, looking for consistency and gestures of flexibility, representing in an abstract way, the complex and simple necessities of existence.
Joan Lluís Montané
From the International Association of Art Critics.
Translated by Alberto Cerritos.