ONGOING : Opening Preview of our new exhibit – ‘SSVAD Collectives’: A Group Show of the Members of Santiniketan Society of Visual Arts and Design, showcasing the artworks of various artists under one roof.
ONGOING : Kalakriti Art Gallery invites to a lecture, ‘The Satavahanas: History, Trade and Coinage’ by Shailendra Bhandare, on history of the Satavahanas – their coinage in collaboration with Deccan Heritage Foundation on Thursday, 18th January, 2018 | 7pm


Kalakriti Art Gallery & Trident, Hyderabad

invite you to join us to meet artist HETAL CHUDASAMA unveil her works titled


On the 11th of October 2014 at 7.30 pm

Show continues until: 30 October, 2014 | 12 – 8 pm

At Kalakriti Art Gallery, Upper Lobby, Trident, Hyderabad

Hetal is an accomplished painter, and is well known among the art connoisseurs in India. She was in France as part of the Prestigious French Embassy and Krishnakriti Fellowship for residency in 2010. She brings to the city for the second time her solo exhibition with a body of works which she has put together especially for this show.

Sable is the tincture black, and belongs to the class of dark tinctures, called “colours” in the art of Heraldry. In engravings and line drawings, it is sometimes depicted as a region of crossed horizontal and vertical lines.

Thread of thoughts:

Often the most disturbing and inspiring moment in the act of painting are the moments before the first marks are laid on the plainness of painting surface. There is nothing as perfect and pure, as the blank sheet of paper/canvas. A virgin canvas that most artists have often fallen in and being captivated by has its own power and a mystical gaze. It has a strange resemblance to stillness, a freezing moment, quite and unknown. Almost like a serene landscape, but soon this perfection needs to be interrupted, altered, in order to achieve those turmoil that stimulates human minds and curiosity, except in the cases of final confession where it better left alone with its fineness. A hunger seems to erupt with mixed feelings of feeding and fasting.  A sharp formal shape of a paper/canvas, its texture, the opaqueness of its surface is unavoidable that it starts inviting and demanding for better or worse.

A string of a narration is inapt, yet unavoidable. The dimension of the work conceptually and physically joins the group of images that follows as dialogues, a visual vocabulary. Often they seem to contradict with one another and yet at a certain level the visual experience as a whole reach to a final ground of an aesthetic joy, and builds a symbolical interpretation. The mysticism that emerges from abstraction of thoughts turns captive. The knowledge of the forms, lines and colour, objects or landscape has been altered, minimises and left to juggle on its own grounds. Symptoms of bare imagination follows not only by the creator but also by the viewer as soon as the box of preconceived knowledge allows itself to dilute, and anew myth acquires the space jolted down by each eye that sees it.

AZURE: In heraldry, azure is the tincture with the colour blue, and belongs to the class of tinctures called “colours”. In engraving, it is sometimes depicted as a region of horizontal lines or else is marked with either az. or b. as an abbreviation.

About the Artist

Born on July 2, 1984, Hetal obtained her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, in 2008 and 2010 respectively.  Hetal was awarded the Scholarship from the Krishnakriti Foundation in 2009; and in 2010, Hetal won the prestigious French Embassy and the Krishnakriti Foundation Fellowship for a residency at Marseille, France.


Hetal, trained as a painter, she went on to experiment with variety of media. Her works comprises of videos, performances and site specific installations. Her recent performance ‘Cross & Knot- II’ was shown in Ecole de Beaux Art Marseille, France, 2011; ‘Amputation’, a 30 minute video performance was shown in Italy, also in 2011; a collaborative project / performance ‘Swastika’ with Mr. Marcus Wood was shown in France in 2010, amongst others.


Apart from these, her works were featured in several group shows, including, ‘Two Position’, a joint show at Gallery Seven, New Delhi; ‘Art Makers’, Exhibit 320 Gallery, New Delhi; joint show of The French Emabassy- Krishnakriti French Fellowship Awardees 2010, Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad; and ‘Ravi Jain Annual Art Exhibition’, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi. She has also participated in several national camps and workshops, namely, Krishnakriti Art Camp organized by Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad; Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar, Punjab; Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University, Baroda and International residency ‘Sowing Seeds’ organized by Kaman Art Foundation, Rajasthan.


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