Within his variously nuanced tones one encounters a mysterious, meditative note, abstract forms that are vigorous, playful, and lyrical through which he continues to explore the textural possibilities of marks made on paper with charcoal, the brush on canvas.
Gopi Gajwani employs it with so much painterly grace that it is impossible not to hear the alaap and the taana in the raga of his paintings. In a noisy chaotic world, he builds us a refuge and then gives us a melody to cling to, and to make our own
Gopi Gajwani handles his brief statements in smaller canvases like a composer weaving out musical dreams on the piano, preparing us to experience the mystique of ‘correspondence’ between our sense perceptions. To a contemplative audience it is a rare art experience.
For Gajwani the very making and mooring of the abstract experience brings about a pure line of ascent and descent. Sensuously ordained rather than fabricated according to a diagrammatic or geometric ordering, he revels in the calibration of scale and colour and conforms to a decisive sense of independence. For him abstractionism is a language.
Essentially Gopi’s is a spirited display of his cheeringly warm, joyous, lyrical feelings in abstract formulations of colour combines; evocative and soulful handlings so that you only witness and share states of mind feeling wise rather than their meanings.
The viewer experiences sheer joy in his paintings amidst a calypso of colours which also reflect the painter’s abiding love for Indian classical music.
Gopi’s mixed-media works contain so much of the elements of drawings and the way he has used the traditional drawing materials and techniques that one is delectably intrigued as to what to call them. The distance between drawing and painting he has erased with his spontaneous use of pen-and-ink, brush, crayon, etc.
Gopi is this order of artist. He helps you contemplate as if the neatness and impeccability of mathematical equations… Impeccable deportment, comeliness and control, are the primes value of these works… In sum, Gopi’s work is entirely non-decorative but classical in outlook.
The exhibition of paintings and drawings by Gopi Gajwani comes as a pleasant surprise. The impact of the works on view is immediate. The reason for this astonishing achievement is not far to seek. The artist shows a rare sense of discipline in handling the composition, colours, and design.
Gajwani has made a mark as a pronouncedly abstract painter over the years, and as a superb craftsman excelling in impeccably defined contoured shapes and forms.
Mr. Gajwani is a very disciplined, precise hard-edge painter. He has a wonderful grasp of space, shape and design, which are necessary ingredients of non-objective painting, which is his forte.