EXPRESSIONS: These Paintings Speak To You

In close resemblance to the collection of 'Expressions', these sketches bring colour onto the black and white sheets, as they portray the silence, engulfed into the myriads of emotions that they carry.

About the Artist

Karan Dhawan

With a keen interest in design & aesthetics, Karan Dhawan is a young architecture student & enthusiast; besides interests in fine arts & photography. While growing up midst the hills of Uttarakhand, his relationship with nature ripened. His sense of expression through realism, matured over a period of 8 years. Not only confined to the length and breadth of the canvas, colours, life and experiences have been his inspiration, and hence, travelling and photography became his passion. Every piece of his creative work is aimed at absorbing negativity and redefining life through a positive sense of aesthetics. His aim in life is to observe & absorb positivity from nature as well as life and further share the wit & knowledge among the needy ones whenever possible. Cheers!!

Curated by Krishna Kant

These images are in monochrome and they carry the perfect perception of emotions in a realistic manner that speaks to you on various levels. Layers of expression can be peeled off and every new layer shall amaze you with its depth and solitude. The monochrome especially brings depth that takes the form of expressions, that have been carefully studied and observed.

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Medium – Ballpoint pen on Handmade sheet

Capturing the very essence of an intricate expression. Judging eyes that somehow seem to have hope, waiting for something..someone.  Every muscle strained to bring that particular look of trying to seek into the future.

Expressions by Karan Dhawan

2 of 6

Medium – Ballpoint pen on Handmade sheet

A bundle of joy is all you can think of. Life may have given her wrinkles, but she smiles through them. A mountain woman, whose life has been spent on taking her herd around and collecting firewood. Those wobbling teeth and small eyes, pair perfectly with her small hair. She is the perfect definition smiling away your troubles.

Expressions by Karan Dhawan

3 of 6

Medium – Ballpoint pen on Handmade sheet

Carrying ages of burdens, she still carries her veil carefully. Way past the struggles of life, it almost seems she was conscious of being sketched. She has kindness in her eyes, almost pleading and yet the pride of her age holds her emotions.

Expressions by Karan Dhawan

4 of 6

Medium – Charcoal on cartridge sheet

A happy hopeful face. The emotions seem honest and not a mirage in the form of a sketch. The soft smile almost seems to be the beginning of a loud laugh. Sitting at a chair in a barber shop, probably laughing at one of those jokes that barbers tell to pass the time along.

Expressions by Karan Dhawan

5 of 6

Medium – Graphite on cartridge sheet

Bringing elements of comic and horror together, the artist seems to have remembered this face in a theatre. Such striking was the character, that the artist decided to paint him. Even when the moustache and the smile, brings the comic elements, it is those eyes that seem to bring the intensity of seriousness. The highly rising moustache, a symbol of masculinity, with flowers on top can be read at various levels.

Expressions by Karan Dhawan

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Medium – Charcoal on cartridge sheet

An utter sense of loss or one of those faces drowned in laughter! One of the most intriguing pictures of the collection, where the artist leaves you to your very own interpretation of the emotions and the expressions running through the face. The clenching of teeth, the holding of the eyes, in order to hold back the tears, whether from laughter or sorrow – they all speak on various levels of complexities.

Expressions by Karan Dhawan

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