The exhibition titled “The Mind’s Eye” is organized by Treasure Art Gallery and curated by author-art critic Uma Nair. It displays 60 paintings of Colte along with three installations.
According to the gallery, the exhibition includes paintings created during Colte’s formative years and “mature works created during and after realizing the hallmark art lingua that established its position in the modern art discourse”.
Kolte, who received a diploma from Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai in 1968 and taught there between 1972 and 1974, has several solo shows to his name. He is also the recipient of ‘Drug Bhagwat Award’ in 2010 for his book “Art to Art” – a compilation of various articles on art.
“I am practicing my way of painting and this will continue till my last breath. For me painting is my passion, it is my breath and life. I am truly delighted to be showcasing my diverse practice with the official launch of Treasure Art Gallery in Delhi,” Kolte said in a statement.
Widely recognized as one of the pioneers of Indian Abstract Expressionism, Kolte has pioneered his unique abstract language with innovations, experiments and transformations for more than five decades.
“The Kolte solo shows are stellar works of art and they span a period of time, whereas most relate to the last 10 years. Between works on canvas and paper and drawing are three interesting installations that add to the repertoire of Kolte’s creativity. are,” Nair said.
NS exhibition It will end on 10th December.