THE GOLDEN GHATS: SANDEEP CHHATRABAND
One is drawn to the Ghats' plinths where they give opportunities for introspection, penance, and piety.
Sandeep Chhatraband, Varanasi Ghat, 2018, Acrylic, 121.92*243.84 cm
Sandeep Chhatraband depicts the moving soul of the sacred locations, whether it is the atmosphere of the ghats or the revered architecture of the Golden Temple in Amritsar. His acrylic paintings on canvas were made with the specific goal of capturing the tranquility he experiences while visiting these sanctuaries. With no prior knowledge of painting, he was drawn to the concept of tranquil spaces.Since he started creating artworks, he has realized that a significant portion of his life will be spent trying to capture the culture that is centred around these places where he has happy memories.
Dark blue tones, sun-like colours, shifting tints of the glistening waterways, and the shine of the materials used to construct these colossal structures, temples, and sacred sites make up the colour schemes of his artwork. When one looks at the artistic expression of culture, faith, and art, the viewer experiences the freedom that rests in his paintbrush and a freefall of belief.
The artist creates techniques unique to his work, an expansive art narrative that is a grand undertaking to show cultural pre-eminence and preserve philosophies.