We may not have seen Mahatma Gandhi but his image is fixed in our mind. An old man with no hair on his head, holding the stick, wearing a dhoti and round glasses is what describes him. But Debanjan Roy has a very cool image of Gandhi in his head.
He used to infuse life into his imagination and play with real-life characters in a way one can neither imagine nor stop smiling. Roy’s interpretation of modern-day Gandhi at the Indian Art Fair is a must-see.
You’ll see Gandhi on Harley, taking selfies, listening to music, and doing daily tasks.
Toying With Gandhi: Predicting 10 Moods of Gandhi By Debanjan Roy
Gandhi Ji Looks Cool On Harley
2. Gandhi Wearing Headphones, Guess What He’s Listening To?
3. Praising Soldiers
4. The Tech Gandhi
5. The Superman
6. Bapu At Your Service
7. The Shopping
8. Gandhi In Selfie Mood
9. Gandhi Being Lazy
10. It’s Office Time
About Artist Debanjan Roy
Debanjan Roy is a Kolkata-based sculptor who takes immense joy in mixing contemporary and modern art styles. His artwork toying with Gandhi at Akar Prakar Gallery, Delhi is both reflection and a reminder of present-day society.
Roy aimed to show how far we have come in terms of ideologies and innovation while keeping a subtle tone of Gandhi’s philosophies. His message to everyone is not to idolize him as God rather imbibe his ideology.
Exactly what Mahatma wanted us to do. But he has been used as a political toy that politicians and leaders still use to fulfill their interests says, Roy. Toying with Gandhi is an ode to his contribution but an artistic way.