Prarthana Modi: Silencieux

Elisabetta Marabotto of Saffronart recommends Prarthana Modi’s exhibition in Paris

London: If you are visiting Paris this summer, I’d highly recommend visiting La Capitale Galerie which is currently hosting “Silencieux”, a solo exhibition of Prarthana Modi.

Contemplation, New Delhi, Prarthana Modi, 2010

Contemplation, New Delhi, Prarthana Modi, 2010. Image Credit: http://www.lacapitalegalerie.com/

Modi, a New Delhi based photographer, captures the world in black and white. Her subjects are ordinary people and ordinary life which she manages to transform in a poetic and dream-like atmosphere.

Looking up, New Delhi, Prarthana Modi, 2010

Looking up, New Delhi, Prarthana Modi, 2010. Image Credit: http://www.lacapitalegalerie.com/

As Satish Gujral said: “it is the ‘seeing eye’ she is gifted with that helps Prarthana to see the poetic in the insignificant and carve a piece of beauty out of it”.

Modi says: “My quest is to see and depict the light..the light within as the light without. It is about using the light outside to make one connect with the light inside. And also, to capture stillness.  Stillness, as in a moment of inner peace and quietude.

Solitude, New Delhi, Prarthana Modi, 2012

Solitude, New Delhi, Prarthana Modi, 2012. Image Credit: http://www.lacapitalegalerie.com/

“Every photograph I take evokes a certain emotion in me and my effort is to try to make the viewer feel something too.. it may be the same emotion that I felt or something totally different. For me, to feel is to be human and alive.”

“Silencieux” is on until the 27th of July. More information on the exhibition can be found here.

 

 

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