Art, says the painter, has to be aesthetic, prompt people to think, reflect, transform and for him, constant experimentation and looking at life around with new perspectives is paramount. Photography, too, began with an urge to connect and communicate.
In Rameshwar Broota’s office-cum-studio at Delhi’s Triveni Kala Sangam, a 32-inch MacPro glows softly in the morning light. It’s the machine on which the 70-year-old artist has produced his latest work — photographs taken over a period of five years, in vastly different places: from Greece to Turkey; from the barren wasteland of Spiti to the crowded streets of Haridwar. They are intricately detailed images, but blown up to a massive scale, and part of the exhibition “Open Enclosures” on at Shridharani Art Gallery in Delhi.