This week we follow the paths of two young artists, who are as different as chalk and cheese. I met both of them recently through their paintings at Gurgaon’s Gallerie Alternatives. Deepak Madhukar Sonar does abstract landscapes, while Rahul Arya is into figurative painting in a big way.
I was admiring one of Sonar’s large landscapes rendered in shades of red, which caught my eye immediately. Having spent quite a while in front of the painting as well a slightly smaller one in shades of blue, I was asked if I wished to see some of the artist’s smaller works. I was keen to see more and found all his paintings most engaging. It seemed to me that they offered views of a distant horizon — we might say a desired location created in mellow colours, but in every painting nothing was distinct or could be recognised. About the artist’s work