The Act Of Stealing, Painting by Dhiraj Pednekar | Contemporary artwork on Mixed Media On Paper | BestCollegeArt


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The Act Of Stealing

Artist: Dhiraj Pednekar

Size:24 X 42 Inches

Medium:Mixed Media on Paper


Artwork: Original

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In this drawing trees are witnessing excavation is taking place right in front of them; showing them helpless and powerless.
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Having been a keen observer of how Goa and its landscape have inherently changed and still is changing my focus is on Land Mining. The human greed has lead to over extraction of iron ore minerals, which imbalance the ecosystem. “The Act of Lynching”, “The Act of Condolence” and “The Act of Stealing” are the body of work explores the idea of specified behavior or actions in our society which we all share in common. But these actions are replaced and seen through the perspective of trees giving it a bizarre approach to imagery. These drawings discerns the frozen moments of an action in a landscape. I am experimenting with mud as a medium to draw and applying it as a metaphor to finding its conceptual relation with the visuals I have created. I am hoping to draw attention to the richness of Goa’s mud, “the peculiar red color owing to the iron oxide content” and its exploitation throughout the years.

Dhiraj Pednekar

We humans since our inception have been constantly evolved and manifested the continued progress of existence that occurs in apparently irreversible sequence of Time from the past, through the present to the future. Nature has constructed us by providing its resources and we humans have constructed our landscapes by using those resources. The Landscapes we inhabit since ages are the Spaces impart different experiences to us. For example, historically relevant places that are important because of the mythical past that humans create through stories or places that are important because an important event in human history might have taken place. These places have an identity created by people as its own; this identity is different from person to person.

Similarly my interest lies in exploring the ideas of existence and identity in a landscape which I inhabit. The process of working involves exploring a landscape in an anthropological point of view.  My recent works indulge in environmental and social consciousness imparting the contemporary relation between human and Nature. Often play a role of silent protest to shade light on the issues. Thus this starts taking shape in to a kind of documentation accumulating different forms like drawing, photography, sculpture, video & Performance. I am interested in viewing materials as metaphor to draw and sculpt, and allow my viewers to have open contemplation. The changing landscapes have constructed me as an artist over time organically. The whole process of perceiving and executing is a journey that helps me in studying myself too.

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