The Clock, calligraphy, tattoos, scriptures and women drawn in Phad style- all of Rameshwar Singh’s artistic signatures, remain the same. Only, this time his paintings tell a new story, that of a romantic tiger. Called “Once upon a time there was a tiger” (Romancing tales of Ranthambore), the new show inaugurated yesterday at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur by Diya Kumari.
In this exhibition, the artist has painted the love triangle between humans, tigers and nature. Rameshwar Singh has liberally experimented with color tones. From rich reds and blues to browns and greys, he has used them all.
And his subjects turn out to be every bit as colorful as his canvases. Sample this: In a painting titled ‘An interview with mysterious tiger’, the ‘Ranthambore king’ gives an interview to a woman reporter and a cameraperson sitting in a vintage car! “Here, the tiger is telling the reporter about his life in the jungle and how tigers are attracted to beautiful tigresses with big eyes like hers’.
Born in Rajasthan, and received his M.A. in drawing and painting from UdaipurUniversityin 1982. Rameshwar Singh’s paintings are very compact and colorful; there’s a lot in them: figures, forms, and mythological content. Sort of magic mantras and omens appear mysteriously in Rameshwar’s paintings. You can’t afford to miss this beautifully incredible depiction of the royal escapades of the tiger, the king of Ranthambore. The show opened on Monday, February20 at JKK which will be on till Feb 29, 2012. Timings: 11.00 am to 6.00 pm