Curated by Vandana Bhargava
31st January to 15th February, 2024
Monday to Saturday – 12 noon to 8pm
Galleria VSB, Third Floor, Square One Mall Saket, New Delhi -110017
Phone Number: 9873192200
Asit Kumar Halder | Akbar Padamsee | B Prabha | Bhupen Khakhar |B Vithal | Badri Narayan | Chameli Ramachandran | Francis Newton Souza | Hemen Mazumdar | Jagdish Swaminathan | Jamini Roy | Jogen Chowdhury |K.K. Hebbar | K. G. Subramanyan | K.H. Ara| Lalu Prasad Shaw | Maqbool Fida Husain | Manjit Bawa | N.S. Bendre | Nicholas Roerich | Ram Kumar | Somnath Hore | S.H. Raza | Vasudeo S. Gaitonde
Galleria VSB celebrates the 20th anniversary with a group show on modern and contemporary masters titled “TIMELESS STROKES: The Masters” showcasing works of 24 master artists from the 20th century from 31st Jan to 15th February 2024. This exhibition aims to shine a spotlight on these exceptional artists whose unique styles and bold thematic explorations have left an indelible mark on Indian art. Beyond showcasing technical brilliance, their profound works convey rich narratives and cultural depth, serving and enduring sources of inspiration.
The show aims to provide the viewer with an in-depth perspective and promises to be a captivating journey through the impactful strokes of these revered artists, providing a unique opportunity to delve into the cultural richness and artistic legacy they have bestowed upon the world. The curator Ms Vandana Bhargava expressing the significance of exhibition, states, “Timeless Strokes” is not just an exhibition; it is a journey through the minds and souls of these visionaries who have, through their unparalleled creativity, shaped the very landscape of modern & contemporary art. Their distinct styles and fearless exploration of themes have conveyed deeper narratives, emotions, and cultural significance that have left an enduring legacy, inspiring future generations and contributing significantly to the global appreciation of Indian art.
Positioned at the core of South Delhi, the gallery has distinguished itself in the dynamic realm of art and its enthusiasts. With an instinctively curated assortment, Galleria VSB proudly showcases a blend of traditional and contemporary art, featuring artists whose works defined the Indian art movement and placed it on the international map. The exhibition showcases 55 Super Master Artworks.
About The Gallery
Galleria VSB was founded in 2004 by Ms. Vandana Bhargava, a veteran jewellery designer of international acclaim, whose lifelong passion has been the exploration, and preservation of Indian heritage art. Despite her professional background as a jewellery designer, she embarked on a journey to champion art conservation, and today, it stands as a prominent attraction among her various enterprises.
The Gallery’s extensive collection includes a wide spectrum of artistic expressions. Notable highlights include Heritage textiles, Masters, Supermasters, Folk art, early Lithographs, Oleographs/Serigraphs, venerable Nathdwara paintings, exquisite Pattachitra from East India, resplendent Tanjore paintings from the South, mesmerising miniature paintings from Persian, Rajasthan, Mughal and Pahari schools and the captivating ‘calendar’ style paintings depicting an array of deities and heroes. Furthermore, Galleria VSB pays homage to women and freedom fighters through a captivating collection of portraits.
With its diverse range of art forms and genres, Galleria VSB stands as a cultural treasure trove, offering a platform for art lovers to immerse themselves in India’s rich artistic heritage. It’s a must-visit destination, inviting all those who appreciate art and culture to partake in its enriching and diverse artistic experiences.
The Gallery’s aim is to collect works of art that inspire the aesthetic aspect of the viewer’s sensibilities, while challenging the intellect and also to spark a strong interest to explore each work in depth – an exploration that slowly divulges the various layers of meaning the piece of art is imbued with. A tour of our gallery offers an enriching journey of discovery, providing art connoisseurs with a satisfying, exciting, and exhilarating experience.
About Curator -Vandana Bhargava
Ms. Vandana Bhargava is a distinguished entrepreneur, veteran jewelry designer, and art curator. She is the chairperson and founder of House of VSB, overseeing various sub-brands such as White & Yellow, Galleria VSB, SKNZ, Luna Jewels, and Cafe VSB. Ms. Vandana began her academic journey with a Bachelor’s degree in English Honors from Delhi University but transitioned to pursue her passion for gems and jewelry. She earned diplomas in jewelry designing and diamond gradation, leading to the establishment of her flagship store, “White & Yellow – Signature Jewels,” in 2004.
Her jewelry designs not only showcase her love for the art but also serve as a living testament to India’s rich heritage and culture. Empowering craftsmen, particularly those practicing disappearing crafts, she collaborates with them to sustain and create unique designs. Ms. Vandana’s appreciation for heritage art led to the creation of Galleria VSB in 2004, a gallery in Saket, New Delhi, which transcends traditional gallery expectations. It houses a captivating collection of rare miniature paintings, sculptures, and contemporary art, showcasing the magnificence of various art schools and periods.
The gallery features Mughal and Rajasthan paintings, Pahari paintings, Old Patta chitras from Odisha, and Pichwai paintings. Additionally, it proudly displays sculptures by esteemed artists such as Padma Vibhushan Late Raghunath Mohapatra. Ms. Vandana’s children, Swati Bhargava and Varun Bhargava, joined her in 2011, expanding the collection to include masterpieces by contemporary Indian artists. A pivotal moment in 2017 led to the creation of projects like ‘Shree Jagannath’ and ‘Shakti – the Creative Power of the Universe.’
Ms. Vandana’s journey is marked by extraordinary talent, love for jewelry design, and dedication to preserving India’s rich cultural heritage. Her legacy shines through her successful work, leaving a lasting impact on the realms of design, art, and heritage, ensuring the preservation of India’s cultural treasures for future generations.