Curated by Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya, Lalu Shaw’s BABU AND BIBI emerged from the moulds and these lively characters were given new life by the artist. He has succeeded in capturing their opulence, egotist and lethargic nature. The perfect blend of his fine artistic expression and expert skill can be seen in his sculptures and this will remain an asset for Indian art for time immemorial. His inclination towards sculpture goes back a long way and he tried his hand at various forms whenever the opportunity presented itself to him. It was this need to try something new that inspired him to give the life to the characters of his paintings and see them in a new light and form. From the time of inception of this idea of working on his Babu-Bibi sculptures, he was cautious about not letting them look like dolls and the simplistic characteristics of his paintings must be captured in every way in the three-dimensional from and not be less than his original work in anyway.
26th Jan -18th Feb 2019 | Gallery Veda, Nungambakkam, Chennai