Makhijani’s inventive tendencies with a persistent interest in line produce a vibrant palette of lightning bolts of color across paper. Delightful with unbounded energy the cluster of angular, jagged lines, unruly yet logical and marked by precision form a complex system.
A suite of small canvases, tactile and almost monochromatic, record each stroke, each mark, as the artist seems to be sculpting with paint on the surface of the canvas.
A grouping of works on paper, distilled and meditative, appears to straddle abstraction and landscape where the blurred yet taut lines of the horizon or the diagonal inclines of the hills seem stretched across the paper while bathed in various textured hues of sunshine to moonlight. All decisively placed, seem in sync like the musicians in a symphony, in harmony but each playing their own tune.
JUST LIKE THAT builds upon Makhijani’s exploration with pastels on paper from recent years while the new paintings exude a fresh light filled luminosity.