Published Jul 5 2016, by

A Sneak Peak at Abhidnya Ghuge

Flight Of The Canyon, No. 2, Abhidnya Ghuge, 2016, Woodblock printed-paper plates, acrylic polymer, paint, wire armature, variable site responsive installation, Collection of the artist

Flight Of The Canyon, No. 2, Abhidnya Ghuge, 2016, Woodblock printed-paper plates, acrylic polymer, paint, wire armature, variable site responsive installation, Collection of the artist

Her dynamic designs, vibrant colors, and meticulous methods are only a handful of reasons why Abhidnya Ghuge is an absolute artistic genius. As a contemporary artist born in India, she currently works as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Tyler. There she creates magnificent works of art, unlike anything I have ever seen.

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Abhidnya Ghuge, Burning Water (Detail), 2013, mixed media, 24″ x 24″ x5″ Women & Their Work Art Gallery. Photography courtesy of Gabby Pucci.

My first experience with Ghuge’s work was at the Women & Their Work Art Gallery in Austin, Texas, and let me tell you, it blew me away. Her works overwhelm you with their rich colors and intricate designs, but if that isn’t enough her creative methods will knock your socks off!

While drawing inspiration from her Indian culture, she uses printmaking techniques to carve her own woodblocks with henna inspired creations. After she has carved her woodblock, she inks thousands of disposable paper plates with varying shades of vibrant colors. The end results of her projects are awe inspiring organic site specific installations.

The patterns and forms of the final multidisciplinary pieces were crafted to resemble microscopic and organic forms found naturally within the human body. By working with these disposable paper plates she is able to represent the fragility of life and human existence so eloquently.

By working with these disposable paper plates Ghuge is able to represent the fragility of life and human existence.

When asked, Ghuge said that her goal was for “viewers to be able to immerse themselves and experience these physical and spiritual landscapes.” And in my opinion her works deliver on that promise with so much more. I absolutely cannot wait for her beautiful work to be displayed here at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Seeing her work in person is such a unique experience, I encourage everyone to go out and see her masterpieces!

Unwrapped Saint, Percolated Peace, Abhidnya Ghuge, Women & Their Work Art Gallery

Abhidnya Ghuge, Unwrapped Saint, Percolated Peace, mixed media. 29 ft w x 9 ft h x 9 ft d Women & Their Work Art Gallery. Photography courtesy of the artist.

Abhidnya Ghuge’s works will be on display here at the Crow Collection of Asian Art from Sat. July 16, 2016 through Sun. Nov. 27, 2016.  This is something that you don’t want to miss out on! To learn more about Abhidnya Ghuge and her works, visit her site here!