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Soul Indulgences presents:

Sachin Melwani Solo Exhibition

1st- 4th November 2012

Private View First Thursday 6pm-9pm

Gallery hours: Thu-Sat 10am-6pm (during

exhibition) or by appointment

HOXTON ARCHES, Arch 402 Cremer Street,

London E2 8HD, m. +447950919720

Soul Indulgences sponsors second solo painting exhibitions of Sachin Melwani at

Hoxton Arches.

Arch 402 Gallery is pleased to present the second exhibition of Sachin

Melwani, showcasing fresh British-Indian talent and diversity. Following

on from a successful UK solo show at Forty7gallery, this exhibition sees

an extension of his historically charged painting language through a

contemporary dialect. This collection of new paintings opens on

Thursday 1st November from 6-9pm, in conjunction with East

London's First Thursdays events,

and runs through Sunday 4th


Educated at the prestigious Central Saint Martin's School of Art and Design,

Melwani's work is visibly influenced by surrealist imagery and post-

impressionist colour theory. The artist has created a series of new works that

reveal his innovative blending of western academia theory with eastern

imagery through acutely detailed painting techniques. The aesthetic freedom

produced as a result of Melwani's wide artistic vocabulary is evidenced through

specific references to Greek vases, Indian miniature painting, Expressionism

and Aboriginal art. This freedom has contributed greatly to the intense and

highly personal visual imagery which emits a rare beauty all its own.

A unique artist in his craft, manner and choice of subject matter, Melwani’s

painting is approached with an intellectual rigour, which is always directed

toward a truthful interpretation of the world as he sees it. His upheld

importance of drawing skills is the foundation on which all his work is formed.

Using traditional painting methods of building up imagery and texture from

underlying sketches, Melwani's creative approach sees every minute area of

his work lavishly decorated using fluid brush strokes, vibrant colour

combinations and delicate glazing techniques. Each painting expresses a

continued restlessness of wanting to extend Melwani's historical painting

language into a contemporary dialect, resulting in staggering visual diversity.

Sachin Melwani is proudly sponsored by Soul Indulgences, an online social

portal celebrating different cultures and perspectives. The artist will be

available throughout the exhibition, which opens with a public reception on

Thursday 1st November and extends through Sunday 4th November. The

gallery will be open daily from 10am-6pm.

For further press information, interviews, or images please contact Sachin Melwani on

+447950919720. To find out more about Soul Indulgences’ visit www.soul-

Contact Information

Hoxton Arches

Arch 402 Cremer Street, London E2 8HD, +44 (0)20 3051 5087,

Soul Indulgences