Through a series of three-dimensional deities and Hindu Gods depicted as powerful superheroes, Gorania’s work aims to bridge generations by inspiring the youth about Hinduism through the familiar medium of comics – Image Credit: Angela Grabowska
Leicester artist Subhash Viman Gorania, who is also a choreographer and dancer recently unveiled his debut exhibition, ‘Marvel at My World’, at the Watermans Arts Centre in London.
The art exhibition which is open from October 13 to November 8, showcases Gorania’s profound connection to dance and the movement of the human body, blending his love for comics and his cultural heritage as a second-generation British south Asian.
Through a series of three-dimensional deities and Hindu Gods depicted as powerful superheroes, Gorania’s work aims to bridge generations by inspiring the youth about Hinduism through the familiar medium of comics.
The exhibition also features prints inspired by Andy Warhol, each capturing unique movements.
His interest in dance and the rhythmic motions of the human body amplifies a profound emotional resonance and energy release, forming a recurrent theme prevalent across his artistic endeavours.
Gorania’s journey, marked by adversity and resilience, reflects his determination to fuse his ancestral roots with contemporary art forms.
Growing up, Subhash found inspiration in supernatural and powerful beings, often encountered through comics and mythological stories. These fantastical elements served as a creative outlet for him and now enable him, as a parent, to impart elements of the Hindu faith to his children by comparing divine beings to superheroes.
Through his blend of tradition, contemporary dance, and storytelling, Gorania continues to hold the interest of audiences, offering a fresh perspective on the connection of culture, art, and creativity.
The pandemic served as a transformative period for Gorania. It prompted introspection and allowed him to creatively reset. During this time, he rediscovered skills in illustration and design, embracing technology to explore a new artistic direction.
Utilising tools like the iPad, he mastered digital art, exemplified in pieces like ‘Hadouken’ and ‘White Lines,’ both crafted during lockdown.
Gorania’s exhibition serves as a testament to embracing one’s heritage while finding innovative expressions in the world of art. Visitors can experience this blend of tradition and modernity, through the intricate details and emotional depth in each of his creations.