Friday, January 30, 2009

BWI: Dilip Chhabria’s Unique, Futuristic Art Show Unveiled

Press release from Business Wire India
Source: Dilip Chhabria
Friday, January 30, 2009 06:13 PM IST (12:43 PM GMT)
Editors: General: Arts & culture, Entertainment, People; Business: Advertising, PR & marketing, Automotives, Media & entertainment; Automotive
Release no: 19105
Dilip Chhabria's Unique, Futuristic Art Show Unveiled
Renowned Auto Designer Foray into Paintings and Sculpture

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Friday, January 30, 2009 -- (Business Wire India) -- Dilip Chhabria, the world-renowned auto car designer, will showcase his artistic talent by hosting a one-of-its-kind exhibition of paintings and sculpture, for the very first time in the country, in Mumbai.

The art show, comprising contemporary paintings and sculptures that the artist describes as "next-gen and futuristic in nature", is being exhibited in the Crystal Room, Taj Mahal Hotel. The two-day exhibition is open to the public from January 31 (Saturday) to February 1st (Sunday), 2009.

The paintings are primarily in the colour scheme of red and black. The medium used is acrylic on canvas. The sculptures are made of disparate material such as natural wood, aluminum, steel, acrylic, glass and crystal.

Talking about the show, Dilip Chhabria said, "I am a painter at heart. I have always been painting for pleasure. It's just that the auto designer in me has taken the driver's seat. Today I share with you another side of my creative expressions through these paintings and sculptures."

Mr. Chhabria's many custom-built cars are works of art in the purest sense, representing perhaps the defining physical art of the past hundred years. He explains, "There is a difference of scale, but not of purpose, between a Faberge egg made for a Russian count and an exquisitely finished body on a Rolls Royce chassis bespoken by an Indian Maharaja. Both are examples of extraordinary human craftsmanship, extreme focus and intense passion, objects created to be admired and envied to their last detail. We / I have executed a record 600 plus original cars in the last 15 years and the knowledge, learning and sensibility for aesthetics thus gleaned has now been used to create these paintings and sculpture in the abstract genre."

The restlessness to succeed in this newest engagement comes not only from Mr. Chhabria's primal need to leave a mark as a designer, but more importantly to create paintings and sculptures that have the ability to stop people in their tracks through compelling and emotional values combined with a sense of style and unmistakable elegance and the rigours of sound construction. The sculptures are made up of disparate organic and inorganic material using up thousands of man-hours each, thus the last three year's quality and creativity is almost impossible to replicate. The manifestation of these values has come about by inventing a unique process of mating technology with craftsmanship of the highest order, and he has succeeded in conjoining art with engineering.

Likewise the paintings have the endowment of confident lines and forms, those that are harmonious and brash at the same time.

About Dilip Chhabria

Dilip Chhabria is one of India's foremost automobile designers.

Founder and promoter of Dilip Chhabria Design Private Limited, Dilip is currently recognized as the leading automobile designer in India. Qualified in Transportation Design from Art Centre of Design Pasadena, USA, and with a brief working stint with the Design Centre at General Motors USA, Dilip started his own auto accessory business and went on to become one of the largest auto accessory manufacturers in the country.

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