Mumbai, India (Dec 14th, 2014): The city's first of its kind cartoon gallery, aPaulogy opened its doors on December 13th , 2014.
The evening was filled with art, conversation, music, laughter and wine as the city's swish set admired Paul Fernandes' illustrations based on his favourite cities- Goa, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Mangalore.
Renowned Playwright, Actor and Director Girish Karnad raised a toast to the immensely talented and humble artist Paul. Author of the recently released book 'Don't go away. We'll be right back', Indu Balachandran also spoke highly of Paul's creative genius.
Spotted having a fabulous time were Anita Raj,Arzan Khambatta, Madhoo, Mae (the popular RJ from Radio One) among others.
Guests were seen interacting with Paul and Shyam Ganatra-the owner of the gallery space, who will be managing the day-to-day activities at the gallery.
Paul sees what escapes most of us –the humor all around us. His cartoons have had people chuckling with delight for years.
“aPaulogy” is a curious name. It’s both weighty and light. Serious and funny. insightful and ludicrous.
Perfect for cartoonist, Paul Fernandes’ Gallery which will showcase over a hundred watercolour prints and a vibrant splash of art merchandise inspired by his ‘ology’ on life spent in Mumbai, Goa, Mangalore and Bangalore in quieter times. Quirky art merchandise highlight amusing incidences against somewhat realistic architecture backgrounds of vanishing landscapes and showcasing a slice of life in the city.There is something for every age group- magnets, mugs, coffee tables, notebooks, bookmarks, water prints on canvas & tiles, laptop-bags etc. The prints attempt to evoke a spirit of nostalgia and will definitely tickle your funny bone.
Entering aPaulogy is like walking down memory lane to fondly reminisce gentle, laid back city life… a time when people walked everywhere and stopped to wish one another… A place where tongas were summoned for long journeys and riding a cycle minus a kerosene oil lamp was serious crime.
The gallery remembers a graceful, gentle city, old haunts and hangouts; essentially the swinging 1970. It shows Mumbai in an idyllic light with tree lined roads and unpolluted times.
Recognize in each of Paul’s drawings, well known, old landmarks - from schools and colleges, to churches and theatres, bars and restaurants, tree-lined shaded avenues and graceful monkey topped bungalows - all remembered with lighthearted humour.
Pics: Suresh C.G.