disguised as Art
‘A Piece of Heaven' is Tarun's 6 th solo art show. And it once again unveils Spiritual Mysteries. This time he focuses on one arcane aspect. The sheer joy of it. As he was seeking fresh inspiration, Tarun channelled God. “Paint me. Just Paint me.”, was the penetrating and humorous message received. And so as you stand in the gallery, suns will blaze, cosmic ripples will burst, and joyous colours will shower themselves on you from every wall.
To capture the sheer joy of the Creator, Tarun rewrote his palette. ‘A Piece of Heaven', uses golden ochres, blazing chrome yellows, rich umbers, deeper mauves. The canvas itself is assaulted, texturalities, scumbling & impressionistic strokes bring alive the feverish force of The Creator. Tarun as always plays with materials. Alternating from canvas to raw sackcloth. Joyous oils to shimmering watercolours.
Many subseries within the exhibition subtly nudge the viewer to the next rung of the spiritual spiral. Works like A Chair for God gently pokes fun at, yet embraces our human literalness. Works like The Eye of God then reward us with a magnificent roar of energy. A Piece of Heaven, a work on a circular canvas asks us to reflect on how the same glorious truth is grasped by a multiplicity of hands.
Many of the pieces typify Tarun's ‘Shaktipats or Blessings Disguised as Art' approach. The paintings have been charged with spiritual energy. The same light that laughs in the paintings also fights the incurable through Devadhara Healing, skyrockets spiritual seekers and enlightens the confused through Creator's Child Aura Seeing. So, collectors will be literally carrying home, A Piece of Heaven.
Depicting beings of pure consciousness is different in one key aspect from depicting usual objects. A representation of lightning doesn't give shocks. A true evocation of an energy being… actually calls it there. And when that happens it can be jaw dropping.
A Piece of heaven 48 "Dia,. Oil on Canvas. SOLD
A Piece of Heaven at Alliance Francaise de Bangalore.
From June 3rd till 10th June, 2012.
What the media had to say
Tarun Cherian's works are deeply textured, revealing uneven brushstrokes that create ripples, crackles and movements.THE HINDU, Click to read on.
An exhibition of arty heaven . TIMES OF INDIA. Click to read on
Brushstrokes that represent the light within. DNA. Click to read on
Chinwag with spiritual artist Tarun Cherian. BANGALORE MIRROR. Click to read on
As you stood in the gallery, suns blazed, cosmic ripples burst out & joyous colours showered themselves on you from every wall. BENGALURU ON FRIDAY. Pg 10. Click to read on.
A Piece of Heaven on PAGE 3 . See below
“For centuries Hindu philosophy has held on to its beliefs in the ultimate ananda… That (Tarun) Cherian has set out to rediscover and redefine it visually is indeed his forte.” – Aruna Bhomwick, The Statesman, Delhi .
A Ladder to Heaven 12 " x 12 " Oil on Canvas. SOLD