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The “Blind Emotions” solo exhibit was on display from August 14 through September 12, 2020 in the gallery of the St Louis Artists’ Guild in Clayton, Missouri.
The Call for Entry
This was an invitational solo exhibit, so there was no call for entry. The St Louis Artists’ Guild had this description: “Blind Emotions, by Netra Khattri attempts to transform invisible and ordinary matter into a dynamic extraordinary material world. His sculpted figures convey the relationship between exaggerated and self-indulgent feelings of tenderness, sadness, and antagonistic by seeking authentic human emotions and relationships in a contemporary figurative manner. Prominent elements in his work involve geometrical proportion landmarks and vanish forms with natural rough form, to create a textural contrast with graceful and harmonious flow of pattern.”
The Ceramic Art Pieces
His statement reads: “As an artist, I attempt to transform the invisible and ordinary matter into the dynamic extraordinary material world. Creatively, I am interested in realistic and contemporary techniques of sculpting and work that result in anatomical proportion and geometrical lines, in new meaningful, and emotionally impactful ways of art.
My point of entry into sculpting has been through using primarily in figure sculpture in the anatomical and muscular manner and 3D/2D Design which, utterly both context of their contemporary themes and others about the delegation and perennial of beauty.
My sculpted figures convey a relationship between exaggerated and self-indulgent feelings of human emotions and relationships in a contemporary figurative manner.
Prominent elements in my work involve geometrical proportion landmarks and vanish forms with a natural rough textural contrast with the graceful and harmonious flow of the pattern.
In my most recent work, I am interested in finding a contemporary figure with the beauty of an Atticism in dynamic gesture in an Ecorche method, which would introduce me as an Artist in the world of artistic expression and explanation of my concept.”
Very engaging sculptures; rich with emotional expressions. I also like the addition of non-ceramic materials that increases the authenticity of many of these pieces.