Aicon Contemporary, New York is delighted to return to Abu Dhabi Art, with a virtual presentation, featuring the works of Maqbool Fida Husain, Syed Haider Raza, Promotesh Das Pulak, Jagannath Panda, and introducing Marcy Chevali. Abu Dhabi Art is a fair we love attending, as we have made some wonderful friends there, over the years. Bringing new and old art and artists there, is like introducing friends to each other.
Husain’s painting in our booth was a show stopper at the 2019 edition of Abu Dhabi Art. This year too, we come back with two spectacular works. One from 1970 and the other from 2002, painted by the late M. F. Husain in the UAE. The 1970 painting is probably showing Ali Akbar Khan, the renowned sarod player from India.
Husain is kept company this year in our booth by S. H. Raza, another late great modernist from India, a fellow member of the Progressive Artists Group. With his beautiful geometric work, Utpatti.
An artist with a strong environmental concern. Jagannath Panda, is new to the Aicon Contemporary booth - with two paintings - Where the City Meets the Sea, and Untitled (Falcon).
Promotesh Das Pulak has been a popular attraction in the Aicon Contemporary. This year we present new, and kinetic work by Pulak. He was a featured artist of the week on Abu Dhabi Art’s website, and has just been selected for a prestigious residency at Harvard University.
Finally, with great pleasure we introduce a new artist, and friend, the American sculptor Marcy Chevali. Chevali uses glass rods, to weave anthropomorphic shapes that are at once poetic, brilliant, delicate and resolute. She has shown multiple times at Aicon Contemporary and other galleries, and has done numerous residencies all over the world.