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Glenn Roopchand is a bess painter
« on: April 21, 2008, 04:54:13 PM »












The rhythmic icons of Roopchand
By ANNE HILTON Monday, April 21 2008

click on pic to zoom in'Parang Sensation'...« prev photo next photo »ONE HAS been so accustomed to the Carnival touches, the beads, the glitter, the fantasy in works exhibited by Glenn Roopchand of late, that “Rhythmic Icons” which opened in Horizons Art Gallery on April 15, appeared dull by comparison . . . until one looked back in the database to “Rhythms of the Oversoul” the first of his exhibitions I saw back in the late 90’s, in what used to be the Gallery 1.2.3.4.

In “ Oversoul” lines and two colours (discounting white) dominated the canvases. In “Icons” Roopchand returns to the flowing lines, near monochromes, yet he is, of necessity, more explicit in his portrayal of the icons of music in his native land.

In his brief “Statement” Roopchand confesses to a perpetual sense of rhythm, beginning with his mother’s heartbeat, through the work of Rudolph Charles and David Rudder to his expression of rhythms in paint.

“Rhythm Boys” is pure percussion and so needs no further exposition. One follows the manic beat of the “Tassa Moon” in the serpentine lines, ovals, circles, hands gripping the sticks.

What else could Parang be but the stark simplicity of chac-chac and cuatro?

“Spheres” is a cornucopia of tambourines, drums, brake drums, a maze of intersecting, flowing lines, of myriad shapes to fascinate those attempting to trace the artist’s brushwork.

We appear to be back with parang in “Vibes” with the repeat of the chac-chac and cuatro but with the addition of the scratcher man.

“Bamboo” goes to the roots of pan and back to Nature while Exodus celebrates the pan orchestra of that name.

I leave readers to fill in the gaps for themselves by visiting Rhythmic Icons in Horizons Art Gallery before Glenn Roopchand’s solo exhibition closes on April 26.


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Re: Glenn Roopchand is a bess painter
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 05:57:08 PM »
very artistic and may i add very cultural.me likes.
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Re: Glenn Roopchand is a bess painter
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2008, 01:38:04 PM »
very artistic and may i add very cultural.me likes.

Yeah...we does like dem ting.



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Re: Glenn Roopchand is a bess painter
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2008, 01:42:12 PM »
wow!

that is some of the best paintings i see in a long time.

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Re: Glenn Roopchand is a bess painter
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2008, 04:57:53 PM »
So familiar and so different. It looks real cool. I will be reading about this guy in the future. I am sure.

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Re: Glenn Roopchand is a bess painter
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2008, 05:19:21 PM »
So familiar and so different. It looks real cool. I will be reading about this guy in the future. I am sure.
Roopchand been around a while. He have some nice stuff, but our modern era master painter is Leroy Clarke. If yuh like landscapes, flora, and fauna den check out Karen Sylvester.

For a listing of T&T artists, go to The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago.
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Re: Glenn Roopchand is a bess painter
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2008, 06:03:18 PM »
So familiar and so different. It looks real cool. I will be reading about this guy in the future. I am sure.
Roopchand been around a while. He have some nice stuff, but our modern era master painter is Leroy Clarke. If yuh like landscapes, flora, and fauna den check out Karen Sylvester.

For a listing of T&T artists, go to The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago.
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Re: Glenn Roopchand is a bess painter
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2008, 06:15:42 PM »
The work look like a synthesis of DuChamps, Kandinsky and Cezanne. Very nice.

This painter making great great art with just basic shapes and lines. I cyah even make matchstick figures.

How people could be so talented really beyond me yes!
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Re: Glenn Roopchand is a bess painter
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2008, 06:16:07 PM »
So familiar and so different. It looks real cool. I will be reading about this guy in the future. I am sure.
Roopchand been around a while. He have some nice stuff, but our modern era master painter is Leroy Clarke. If yuh like landscapes, flora, and fauna den check out Karen Sylvester.

For a listing of T&T artists, go to The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago.
Like Larry Mosca ent there....

Dey forget he name in de directory, but he on de site.
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2008, 10:00:35 AM »
So familiar and so different. It looks real cool. I will be reading about this guy in the future. I am sure.
Roopchand been around a while. He have some nice stuff, but our modern era master painter is Leroy Clarke. If yuh like landscapes, flora, and fauna den check out Karen Sylvester.

For a listing of T&T artists, go to The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago.
Like Larry Mosca ent there....

Dey forget he name in de directory, but he on de site.
Thanks Tallman, I now see how you did that, so I going and check some more names
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Re: Glenn Roopchand is a bess painter
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2008, 05:27:21 PM »
I real nice to see Guy Beckles in the TT Art Society lineup. He was a good hurdler for QRC. He was also a decent keeper. He was on the QRC team that lost to Tranquil 1-0 in the Oval. That was Tranquil first intercol. Mcintyre from Morvant scored a wicked free kick.

Anyhow, the coach from Dartmouth came to recruit and asked Guy to go in goal and he kick some shots on Guy and that was history. He recruited him.

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Re: Glenn Roopchand is a bess painter
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2008, 07:39:17 PM »
I real nice to see Guy Beckles in the TT Art Society lineup. He was a good hurdler for QRC. He was also a decent keeper. He was on the QRC team that lost to Tranquil 1-0 in the Oval. That was Tranquil first intercol. Mcintyre from Morvant scored a wicked free kick.

Anyhow, the coach from Dartmouth came to recruit and asked Guy to go in goal and he kick some shots on Guy and that was history. He recruited him.

Good link dey Tallman... now I know where to spend the imaginary money I plan on coming into one day.

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Re: Glenn Roopchand is a bess painter
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2008, 12:40:38 PM »
ah rhel likin de tamboo bamboo picture
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