In his first London solo exhibition since 1969, Jehangir Sabavala presents 20 works, executed over the last two years, which convey the shape of the artist’s career from the early 1950s until present day, detailing his progression using past themes and new muses.
The work of Jehangir Sabavala is heavily influenced by his spiritual affiliation with nature. His canvases capture the open and majestic changeability of a landscape, reflecting his own liberation of spirit, freed of repression through the process of his work.
Sabavala’s visual depiction of nature are the visual equivalent of his emotions; an outlet for his sensationalist subject matter. In Sunflower, Field Vinchurni I, Sabavala creates a vista from a series of sketches made during a visit to a farm in rural Satara, set in the shadow of the Sahyadri Mountains. The yellow dots of flowers stand out amidst the painting’s gentle hue, indicative of the artist’s ability to merge both impressionist and semi-cubist style with subtle grace and charm.
Jehangir Sabavala “Ricorso”
Date: November 1st – 15th, 2008
Open: 10:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Sunday and Monday)
Place: Aicon Gallery
Address: 8 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BU
Tel: +44 (0)20 7734 7575
Text: kazumi oiwa