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3rd August 2013 - 14th September 2013

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Akkitham Narayanan

Akkitham Narayanan

Biography

Born in 1939 in Kerala, Akkitham Narayanan received a Diploma in Painting from the Government School of Arts and Crafts, Chennai, India. He then studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris on a Government scholarship. He has won the Tamil Nadu State Lalit Kala Akademi Award thrice. He is the recipient of the IV International Festival of Painting Award, in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France. Narayanan's works have been exhibited widely in India and internationally. Akkitham Narayanan lives and works in Paris.


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Anjolie Ela Menon

Anjolie Ela Menon

Biography

Born in 1940, Burnpur (West Bengal), Anjolie completed her schooling at Lovedale after which she pursued a degree in English Literature from the Delhi University. Later following a brief spell at Sir J.J. School of Art, she received formal training in painting at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris on a French Government scholarship from 1959-61. She pursued further studies in France, U.K. and USA on the invitation of respective Governments during 1980-81.

Anjolie is a well-known muralist. She has had over 35 solo shows in India and abroad and has participated in several group shows  along with I, II, III International Triennale by Lalit Kala Akademi in 1968, 1972 & 1975; Paris Biennale, France in1980; at New York & Washington D.C. in 1980.

She is a recipient of Padma Shri by the Government of India and she is on the board of trustees of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). Her work was shown in a major retrospective held at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai in 2002, which also toured other towns including Chennai, Delhi and Bangalore. Her life and work has been featured in important publications and films made for Doordarshan and CNN.

She lives and works in New Delhi.




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Apurva Desai

Apurva Desai

Biography

In Apurva Desai's canvas the self is given over to the experience; he paints monumental human forms dissolved into its location. Born 1962 in Baroda , Apurva presently lives and works in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.He pursued Diploma {Painting} from C. N. College of Fine Art, Ahmedabad (1987) and Masters {Painting} from M.S.U, Baroda (1989). He worked for 2 years under the guidance of Rekha Rodwittiya. He has held 15 solo shows including at Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi in 2006 & 2002; at Ahmedabad in 2006, 2002, 1994, 1993, 1991, 1990 & 1987; Kolkata in 1997. He has also participated in several group shows, more prominent amongst which are Emerging India, presented by Art Alive Gallery and S.A. Fine Arts, London, held at London in 2007; Romania in 2005; London in 2003; Goan Art Forum in 1995 and Fifth Northern Region Art Exhibition in Delhi in 1993. He has been honored with several scholarships and awards from Gujarat State Government in 1987-88; Ministry of Human Resources, New Delhi in 1989-90; Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad in 1991; Vikram Sarabhai Foundation, New Delhi in 1991-92; awarded by Lalit Kala Akademy Gujarat in 1985, 1991 &1995 and Navdeep Sanskrutik Pratisthan, Gujarat in 1990 for his contributions to Art and Charles Wallace India Trust Residence Award, London in 2003.



Statement

Having started out with huge oil painting chock-a-block with detail, I have continuously distilled technique and fine-tuned my focus so much so that even my language has changed. Not only in the subject matter, this progression of ideas has been like a peeling back of layers in each successive work. Reducing color, Clutter, size as well as the layering that was characteristic of my earlier works, my current work has become more austere, and elemental but conversely, the depth of expression has become more intimate, more in-tune with the worker and the subject. In the latter half of this work, I have eliminated even color to suggest not just the blurring of the lines between the man and the metal but the total boundary less amalgamation of the scrap and the worker- giving life to the scrape by making it an integral part of the human being. Where does one begin and the other end?


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Binoy Varghese

Binoy Varghese

Biography

Born 1966 in Kerala, Binoy did his National Diploma in Fine Arts from R.L.V College of Fine Arts, Kerala. He was the artist-in-residence at Aicon gallery,new york in 2007; Banff Centre for Arts, Alberta, Canada in 2000 and Cholamandal Artists Village, Chennai during 1994-98. He has held Six one-man shows at New Delhi, Canada, Chennai. He has also participated in three Two-men shows and many group shows which include ‘Reading Paint’, Bangkok in 2007; ‘Definitively Provisional –II’, Copenhagaun, Denmark; 11th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh in 2004; Miami Art Festival, Sponsored by Jacob Karpio Gallery Costa Rica in 1999; 41st National Academy Exhibition, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi in 1998. He has received several awards including the National Award by National Academy of Arts, New Delhi in 1998; a fellowship from the Madhavan Nair Foundation, Kochi in1993 and a scholarship from the Arnawaz- Vasudev Charitable Trust from 1994 to 1996. The artist lives and works in New Delhi.

Statement

‘My paintings are about the issues closer to my heart, In the new series of works I painted the children glowing in their dark and brown skin ,the social marker of their existence .selecting dark or brown complexioned persons or women in burka with unidentifiable complexion. I postulate body as information. The physical body of a person has become the embodiment of information regarding his identity.’

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Chandra Bhattacharjee

Chandra Bhattacharjee

Biography

Born 1961,West Bengal, Chandra graduated from the Indian College of Art and Draughtsman ship(1986 ) and Post-Graduate in Fine Arts, Kala Bhavan, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan. (1989).

He has held 11 solo shows of his work to date, 4 each in Kolkata and New Delhi, two in Bangalore and one in Chennai. ‘Visual Diary’, Galerie 88 in 2010; ‘Aeons Visible’, Galerie 88 in 2008; ‘The Gallery on Cork Street’, London-Threshold in 2007; ‘Indelibilities’, Palette Art Gallery, Delhi in 2007; Jehangir Art Gallery’, Mumbai in 2005.

He has also been a part of a two person show that toured Bangalore, Singapore and Mumbai. Amongst his group shows he has participated in more than 60 groups shows across India and abroad, and his work has been included in ‘XIth Triennale’, India; ‘10th Harmony Show’, Mumbai; ‘Indian Contemporary art’, U.K.; ‘Lalit Kala Akademi’, New Delhi; ‘Water Colour show’, Kolkata ; ‘A Journey’ Mumbai; ‘New Paradigms-II’, New Delhi during the last few years.

He received gold medal from Rabindra Bharati University in 1986 for excellence in fine arts and received Taj Gaurav award in 2008. He lives and works in Kolkata.




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Farhad Hussain

Farhad Hussain

Biography

Born 1975 in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. Farhad completed his B.F.A in Painting from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan in 2003 and M.F.A in Painting from M.S.University, Baroda in 2005. He has held his solo show at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda in 2005. He has participated in many group shows nationally and internationally at Singapore & Hong Kong in 2006. Currently he lives and works in New Delhi. He has received Nasreen Mohamedi Scholarship from M.S.University, Baroda in 2004. He has also awarded the most promising artist by India Habitat Centre in 2006. He lives and works in New Delhi.


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George Martin PJ

George Martin PJ

Biography

Born 1973 in Kerala, George Martin studied Bachelor of Fine Arts from College of fine Arts, Thiruvanthapuram in 1998 and Master of Visual Arts in 2001 from Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata.

 

Martin has participated many solo shows recent ones include, 'Objective Voice', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi in 2009; Cavities at Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2008; Lost Article at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, in 2007; and Footloose of Blue Pencil at Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2006.

 

He has also participated in a number of group shows, the most recent being, 'Angkor Wat: An Indian Perspective', Gallery Art and Soul, Mumbai in 2012; 'Skin Deep: The Art of Fibreglass', The Viewing Room, Mumbai in 2011; 'India Rising: Tradition Meets Modernity', presented by Ati Art Gallery at Varya, New Delhi in 2010; 'Vicissitudes of the Constructed Image', Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore in 2009; 'Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art', Grosvenor Gallery, London in 2009; 'Mining Minds', Chaitanya Art Gallery, Kochi in 2009; ‘From Surface to Origin: Journeys Through Recent Art From India and Thailand’ at Gallery Soulflower, Bangkok, in 2008; ‘Shifting Terrains Altered Realities’ at the Shrine Gallery and Empire Art, New Delhi, in 2008; ‘Images/Urban/Neon’ at 1 x 1 Art Gallery, Dubai, in 2007; and Encode- Decode at Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2006.

 

He is the first recipient of Art India Magazine’s Promising Artist Award; He has also been a winner of the Kashi Visual Art Award, Bodhi Best Student Award and Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi Award.

 

His works are part of important private and corporate collections in India and abroad.

 

George now lives and works in New Delhi. 




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Kishor Shinde

Kishor Shinde

Biography

Born in 1958, completed his Diploma in painting from MSU, Baroda. He has participated in various solo and group shows and exhibitions in Delhi and Hyderabad and has also, in addition is an awardee of Lalit Kala Akademi and the Gujarat State Lalit Kala award. He lives and works in New Delhi.


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Maya Burman

Maya Burman

Biography

Born in 1971, Maya studied architecture in Paris for 3 years. She has held 10 solo shows at Dubai in 2005; Chennai in 2005, 2001 & 2000; New Delhi, Mumbai & Kolkata in 2002 and in France in 2001, 2000 & 1998. She has also participated in several group shows across India and abroad at London, Bangkok and Paris. She has received many awards including the Prix Luice Rivel by Taylor Foundation, France in 2002 and award for the Salon de Colombes, France in 1997. She lives and works in Paris.


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Meghansh Thapa

Meghansh Thapa

Biography

Born in 1978 in Nepal, he did his B.F.A from Institute of Music & Fine Arts, Jammu in 1998. He has received National Scholarship for painting by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi from 2006 -2007. He has participated in several group shows and art camps besides Day Residency at Religare Arts.initiative, New Delhi in 2009. He presently lives and works in New Delhi.




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Nayanaa Kanodia

Nayanaa Kanodia

Biography

 Nayanaa Kanodia graduated from Lady Shri Ram College,New Delhi,  in Economics (Honours). She won  the National Scholarship of the Govt. of India. An economist turned painter,Nayanaa is entirely  a self- taught artist except for a year’s apprenticeship with Anjolie Ela Menon.

 She had her first solo show in 1986 in Mumbai and has held numerous solo exhibitions since then in India and abroad.  In 1998, she was selected by The Commonwealth Institute from all the artists of the Commonwealth Countries for a solo show in their recently renovated complex in London. In 2001 she was invited by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to exhibit her paintings and to give a demonstration of her painting techniques.She is the first Indian of non-British origin whose works are in the collection of “Paintings In Hospitals”, UK, previously named as a British Museum.

 

 She has  participated in many group shows nationally and internationally including the ones in New York in 1988, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai in 1997 and 1998, Dubai in 1998 ,2012,  London in 2001, 2002 , 2006,2012,  Centre Regional D’Art Contemporain’, Sete, France in 2001, Washington in 2001, Paris in 2002, Hong Kong in 2005, 2012, Singapore in 2006,  2011,  The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo in 2007, Johanesburg, South Africa in 2007.

 

She has conducted Art Camps in India and abroad.Her work also features in several auctions of Indian Contemporary Art  internationally

.Nayanaa”s  works are held in many major  public and private collections in India and abroad including the Musee International d’Art Naïve, Paris.

 

She is featured in a prestigious international book ‘  Women in Art ‘  by Reinhard Fuchs.

 

Impressed by the messages/ meanings conveyed in her paintings, a consortium of schools in Los Altos, USA   is using her work as a medium of instruction to their students.

 

She lives and works in Mumbai.



Statement

The Great Outdoors

 

Planned urbanization and mechanization remain crucial for human progress, and yet these advancements lead to a gradual loss of control. The more man craves technological progress with all its modern day comforts, the more alienated he becomes from his roots, over ourselves and our environment. In turn, we instinctively urge for the outdoors. Part of us yearns to connect with nature and feel the rejuvenating effect it has on our psyche. Unlike the constant obligations that demand something of us, the great outdoors gives something to us- a sense of coming home, of regaining our lost innocence, of finding peace at last.

 

My paintings are varying angles of a single prism. At first glance, you see a humored portrayal of a quaint scene; upon further examination, an integrated, multi-layered expression reveals itself. One can grasp the complexity and nuance of my vision only after abandoning our typical notions and then keenly observing the relationships and components at play. The projected images serve as a veneer, behind which an infinite number of experiences and interpretations are possible. Each painting has the potential for several meanings; one revealed by the presence of colours juxtaposed carefully to form a harmonious whole, one revealed by the intricate patterns and details, and one revealed by the underlying content and narration. Thus, what appears to be a choice of method (a technique involving four layers of colour) proves to be the seeds, sun, and water of a highly complex organism of construction.

 

The paintings intend to make you feel that you are watching a snapshot of life at maximum authenticity- exuberant and packed with bursting energy. There is one optical illusion born of another. Is the focus the scene at hand, the shapes and details that surround the people, both, or something else entirely? I seek to challenge the viewer to modify the typical way of reading conventional signs and patterns.

 

The conversation I hope to create in my work is a certain truth of life and on a deeper level, a well thought philosophy. I construct fantastic versions of accessible scenes, both rural and urban utopias. Individuals may interpret my paintings in vastly disparate ways and each view will be equally logical and plausible, thought provoking and intriguing. A picture of the moment is built in which whole relationships are made visible. My work is all about time. And through my paintings, time is movement stilled.

 

Society continues to forge ahead in scientific advancement, seeming to accelerate the divide in our connection to nature. And yet, we find ways to bring the outside back into our lives, at times subconsciously, at times with great perspective and intention. Ultimately, the goal and thus the journey remains the challenge to balance the polarity of the worlds in which we reside.

 


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Ranjeeta Kant

Ranjeeta Kant

Biography

Ranjeeta is a post-graduate in Anthropology and painting has been a passion for her since her childhood. She joined Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi & further developed her skills as an artist.

 

She has participated in a number of significant group shows and has held successful solo shows in Delhi, Tagore Centre, Berlin & Nehru Centre, London. She has also participated in art camps, and has done a workshop in "Egg Tempera" technique conducted by the French artist Chritian Purad.  She lives & works in New Delhi.




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S. H. Raza

S. H. Raza

Biography

Born in 1922, Babaria (Madhya Pradesh), Raza graduated from Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai in 1943 and became one of the founding members of Progressive Artists’ Group in 1947. He received the French Government Scholarship in 1950 to study at Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He is a recipient of Prix de la Critique, Paris, 1956; Rajkeeya Samman and Kalidas Samman by Government of Madhya Pradesh, 1978 & 1997; Officier de L’Ordre Des Arts et des Lettres by Government of France, 2002. He was conferred Padma Shri in 1981 and Padma Bhushan in 2007 by the Government of India. He was honoured with the Fellowship of the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1983. In his long career, Raza has held several solo and group exhibitions in India and abroad which include Biennale de Venice, 1956; Biennale de Menton, 1964, 66, 68, 72 & 76; Biennale du Moroc, Rabat, 1963; Biennale, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, 1986; Biennial of Havana, 1987; Jane Woorhese Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey, 2002; ‘Swasti’, NGMA, New Delhi, 2007. Several publications have been released on his life and work which include ‘Bindu: Space and Time in Raza’s Vision’ by Geeti Sen, 1997; ‘Raza’ by Ashok Vajpeyi, 2002 and ‘A Life in Art: Raza’ written & edited by Ashok Vajpeyi, 2007. Raza lives and works in Paris and Gorbio, France


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S. Harsha Vardhana

S. Harsha Vardhana

Biography

Born 1958 in New Delhi, Harsha did his M.Sc. in Bio Science from The Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Pilani in 1980 and diploma in Business Management. He is a self taught artist and held his solo exhibitions at Singapore; Chennai; Mumbai and thrice in New Delhi. He has also participated in several group shows across India and abroad including First Biennale of Contemporary Art, Romania in 2005; Indian artist for France, New Delhi Young contemporary artists, New Delhi in 2004; 2D / 3D, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong in 2003; Chennai and Mumbai in 2002; New Delhi in 2001; Post Modern Indian Art, USA in 1997; Bharat Bhawan Biennial of Contemporary Indian Art, Bhopal in 1996. He lives and works in New Delhi.


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Samir Mondal

Samir Mondal

Biography

Born in 1952, West Bengal Samir graduated from the Government Art College, Kolkata in 1975.

 

He has held 37 solo shows till date and participated in many important group exhibitions in major cities of India and abroad. Visited Paris and major cities of Germany for art study under INDO-FRG Cultural Exchange Programme organised by DAAD. Participated in many prestigious Art auctions including Christies and important Artists' camps and workshops in Dubai, Mauritius, Australia, Bangkok, Kenya, Israel, Egypt, Russia, Morocco, China and Japan.

 

He has received many prestigious Awards including AIFACS, New Delhi, and West Bengal State Academy Award (twice), and The Academy of Fine Arts Award (twice) and A P Council of Artists Hyderabad.

 

His works are part of valued collections of National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi, Museums of Karnataka, RPG Enterprises, Tata Steel, Birla group of companies, ICI India Ltd., Benson and Hedges, Morarji Mills, Brooke Bond, Citibank, Ministry of External Affairs, India, Office of Star Plus and many personal collections in India and abroad.

 

He lives and works in Mumbai.




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Sanjay Bhattacharya

Sanjay Bhattacharya

Biography

Born in Kolkata in 1958. A master of Water Colours He has done First Class Diploma in Fine Arts from the Government College of Arts & Crafts, Kolkata in 1982.He has participated in several Solo and Group Shows in India and Abroad. His collections are available with collectors in India and Abroad.


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Sharmi Chowdhury

Sharmi Chowdhury

Biography

Born in 1974. She completed her BFA in Painting from Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan in 2003 & M.F.A. in Painting from M.S University Baroda in 2005. She has held her solo show at Sarjan Art Gallery Baroda in 2005. She has also participated in many group shows in Kolkata, Mumbai, Baroda and New York. She has won Camlin Art Award in 2003 and Nokia Art Award in 1998 and has received Kalabhavan merit scholarship in 1998 – 2002. She lives and works in Baroda.

Statement

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Shipra Bhattacharya

Shipra Bhattacharya

Biography

Born in 1954 in West Bengal, Shipra did her graduation from Calcutta University in 1975 and studied art at the Govt.College of Art & Craft and at the College of Visual Arts Calcutta, under guidance of Shuvaprasanna in 1977 and 1980 respectively.. Starting with her first solo show in her home town, she has held over 12 solo exhibitions across India and abroad. She has also participated in numerous group shows including at Singapore, Hong Kong, London, New York, Germany and Dubai. Four portfolios of her drawings and graphics have already been brought out and her work is held in important public, corporate and private collections both in India and abroad. She lives and works in Kolkata.


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Shobha Broota

Shobha Broota

Biography

Born 1943 in New Delhi, Shobha completed her Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from College of Art, New Delhi in 1964 and her Sangeet Visharad at New Delhi in 1962. She has held over 14 solo shows of her works at 10 at New Delhi during 1982 to 2005; one each in Perth in 1997; Mumbai and Varanasi in 1994; London in 1992; Chandigarh in 1985. She has participated in several group shows across India and abroad including Singapore, Chicago, Sydney, London, Hungary, Poland, Italy, as well as 6th Triennial at India ; Asian European Art Biennale at Turkey. She has received the AIFACS, New Delhi in 1982; Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi in 1986; Scholarship by Ministry of Culture in 1982-85 among others. She lives and works in New Delhi.


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Suraj Kumar Kashi

Suraj Kumar Kashi

Biography

Born in June, 1976 in a semi-urban town of Jamui, Bihar, Suraj kumar kashi knew he wanted to be an artist since childhood. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Art College, Patna and a Master’s degree from College of Art, Delhi University in 2003, Suraj started out in an advertising world where, as an art director in Ogilvy & Mather, he churned out creative lines for many multinational brands. After two-and-a-half-years he realized his calling was always with the paint and brush. He chucked up his job and began painting full time. Sufi music and temples inspire his work. He lives in New Delhi. His maiden solo show was on landscape, held in Himachal Pradesh immediately after college.



Statement

Inside this vast universe there is "you," a diminutive part of what makes the universe. What surrounds the universe are different layers of things loosely termed good, bad and ugly. An artist is well aware of this reality. 
 
Symbolic of this turmoil, Kashi's paintings take the form of surrealism capturing a real and imaginative state of the human mind. He continuously examines the tendency of inherent narcissism in humans and the effects it has on materialism through the issue of appearance versus reality. His works display worldly ambition and desire and the way in which such aspirations manifest into conflict with the inner self.  Gradually, desire becomes an endless struggle for each person who has come into this world. His series of works capture the unseen faces of people hidden underneath what appears to be beautiful yet treacherous facades. 
 
The composition of his work draw from a multitude of experiences such as surrealism, the internal architectural designs of South Indian temples and Sufi music.

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Art Alive Gallery opens the season with a collection of small format works by India’s leading artists. This show is the second in the series of ‘Think small’, following the success of its first show, four years back.

 

Think small! second edition brings back a show which is all about viewing the power of ‘small’. By inviting artists who represent different moments of contemporary Indian art to converge around a small format, the idea is to let the diversity flourish within a formal constant. 

 

The show brings together 30 artists to create works in a size not exceeding 24” x 24”. These artists have taken up the challenge, been creative and bold in being able to render the intimate details in the small format. 

 

The show is an attempt to revitalize and turn to the scale of small, in contemporary art, which has been engrossed in larger and wider expanses. It provokes the creator, the artists to present to viewers their aesthetic and conceptual concern within a technically restrained space without compromising on their individual style.

 

Despite the small format running across all the works as a common thread, the artists represent a variety in their mode of expression from most classic abstraction, narrative style to photorealism. 



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