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New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India is no stranger to ultra-modern art like installation art, digital art, mixed media art and video art. And the capital has just had a dazzling display of pixographic art.

2008-12-12T10:10:00Z
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New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India is no stranger to ultra-modern art like installation art, digital art, mixed media art and video art. And the capital has just had a dazzling display of pixographic art.

On show is 'The Abstract Haze of Reality' by designer-architect Khushroo Kalyanwala at the Windmill Gallery in Mehrauli. The exhibition is made of a series of photographic images, which have been interpreted graphically and touched up with digital technology to the point of abstraction.

A plank of wood on a muddy surface for instance floats in a composition of digital shapes, broken pixels and colours - unrecognisable yet familiar. The work was broadly categorised into landscape, nature, architectural and inanimate objects.

The photographer has chosen subjects from the everyday sphere of work and modified them in his camera and in the processing lab so that they acquire more depth, layers, new surfaces and colours to emerge as something new. It is easy to relate to the frames because of two reasons - they are refreshing, sensitive and intelligently captioned.

'I have not seen pixographic art happening before - it's not only digital art but a concept that has not been touched before. The initial part is photograph, but it is known as pixographic because I have enhanced certain things in the photograph graphically,' Kalyanwala, a collector himself, told IANS.

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