Even just a first glance at artworks of Uday Chand Goswami points us to an inescapable and unlimited sensation of joy of life. Through suggestive visions of associative biomorphic forms, we are allowed to approach to a special world, the specific sort of new Garden of Eden in which strange fruit thrive, ripe and overripe, cracked and juicy, yet clearly defined, dominant and very seductive. Seductive as a woman, as a woman's body, as Mother Nature herself, sensual and fertile, self-sufficient. These fruits have their own consciousness, they masterfully rule the world, which the artist created. It seems sometimes that they even got out of control.
On the canvases of extremely enhanced color and contrast, in a very simple composition, the main role is given to a pulsating life that finds its way, despite everything.
Associations are numerous. We are given different possibilities for interpretation. This new Garden of Eden can be found in the wild nature, could be huge, or so tiny that represents a microcosm, but can also be artificially conceived, by the human hand, under sterile laboratory conditions. But there's nothing that can take away its richness and power.
It can be a huge seed, already sprouted, revealing to the spectator its rich texture, life inside it, and defiantly strutted, assuring us that it will conquer the world at all costs. On other canvases that form is softer, camouflaged in a subtle and very sensitive being like the ones that we can meet in the richness of the underwater world. Their swaying movement testifies to the gentle, patient existence that will resist every, even the strongest current. Somewhere, however, those strange creatures come in pairs and their shape suggests a lush woman's breasts, which in the artist's fantastic gardens lead an independent life and transform themselves into beehives, also a symbol of life, eternal energy, and renewal. The artist bravely and intelligently brings to mind even L'Origine du monde by Gustave Courbet, trough almost abstract, but also a very familiar sight, carrying new, layered meanings and messages that now become breathtaking. These are powerful mixed media artworks on a large and medium scale, made in a technique that which artist has skillfully used. Every detail is well thought out, and each color is chosen carefully, in order to bring closer to the spectator this strange and yet so familiar vision of nature, life, and the life cycle of each individual. Through the artist’s meticulous approach to his technique, in these works, we can see the very beginnings of the human race, but at the same time, we can also see its future. The artist has chosen to look at the undeniable future with optimism that characterizes the eternally young spirit. Franz Kafka said: "Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old " Beauty is in the life cycle. In each of its segments. It is so great, that it shakes and deeply touches our souls and it is changing us in every single moment of our lives. In the dystopian film Automata, a robot, justifying its existence, addresses the man, saying: "Life always finds a way". Ending this text in the spirit of Goswami’s optimistic vision, I will add to its - beauty. Life and beauty always find a way.
Written by Nina Todorovic, Independent Artist & Art professor, Serbia
I.G.D. Govt. of Maharashtra in 2008.
B.F.A. (Painting), Govt. Inst. of Fine Art, Gwalior in 2007.
M.F.A. (Painting), Govt. Inst. of Fine Art, Gwalior in 2009.
2014 : M.P State Award , Bhopal.
Yicca (Young International Contest of Contemporary Art) 2012, Italy
Raza Award, by Culture Dept. Bhopal (M.P)
Junior Fellowship, by Ministry of Culture, Govt of India,
South Central Zone Cultural Center(SCZCC) Nagpur
2018 : kalakriti art gallery artist residency hyderabad,
2019 : 6th Bullurus symposium for paint boats and wall, Egypt
2020 : 22nd art symposium sovljak, Bogatic , Serbia (online)