INTERESTING DISPLAY OF HIRAN MITRA'S CREATION
A view of URBANIA
Effect of crushed paper on small lights fixed on floor.
We were attracted to this exhibition by a long article in the Sunday edition of 'Pratidin' newspaper. As such an article is expected to be, it contained a lot of flowery language - yet a veiled criticism that Hiran Mitra tends to repeat himself. This was our 1sxposure to his work - therefore we found the collection interesting.
These paintings on paper stand out among the display of BASRELIEFs.
A good part of it was Basrelief. Canvass, sand, thermocol, corrugated paper and paint. There were quite a few framed paintings on paper too - bearing his trademark style - quite interesting, very pleasant. He made floor interesting with crushed paper on lights and small works of art. It was very clear that he is very concerned and careful of the total presentation.
We found Hiran Mitra is quite an accessible and affable person. He did not mind us taking photos of his work and display. A gentleman in kurta-pajama was taking notes very seriously. I was curious to finding out if he was making sketches - tried to engage him in a conversation. He avoided me - I felt like taking a photo of this serious person, but, resisted the urge.
Standing alongside Hiran Mitra.
The only canvass of Kalpana Shah I could click !