Natvar Bhavsar Works on Paper & Canvas
HG Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present the gallery’s second exhibition since 2014 for renowned abstract expressionist color field painter, Natvar Bhavsar. The retrospective entitled, “Phenomenon”, draws together 20 different works on paper and canvas created by the artist representing the culmination of a body of work that spans over four decades. The Phenomenon exhibition at HG Contemporary Gallery will be on view from November 30th, 2017 through January 30th, 2018 at 527 West 23rd Street, with a private opening held on Thursday, November 30th from 6:30-9:00pm.
Natvar Bhavsar is an Indian-American artist whose paintings have appeared in more than 800 private and public collections including the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York among others. Natvar was the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, John D. Rockefeller III Fund Fellowship, and Cultural Leader to the World Economic Forum in Davos among other high honors.
Natvar’s technique is a process that involves sifting powdered pigments onto canvas, allowing air currents and his own breath and body movements to determine where they fall, creating smoky, layered compositions. “I think I have tried to convey how to free oneself.” He describes “using color as a force to reach towards the beauty and generosity of the material that allows you unlimited expression.”
“As one of the world’s premier abstract painters, Bhavsar’s work is extraordinary and we are honored to have his highly regarded and recognized work at HG Contemporary,” said Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, Founder & Owner of HG Contemporary Gallery. “His work is astoundingly moving.”