“To be an artist is to believe in life.” — Henry Moore. Gallery G has time and again given room for artists to believe in their dreams, in their passion to become worthy artists. After 15 years of relentless efforts to showcase art which made a mark amongst the minds of several art lovers and connoisseurs, the gallery has created its own niche space in the art fraternity of the city. To commemorate its tremendous achievement, the gallery started its month-long special art show to mark its 15th year anniversary. Starting from February 26 and concluding just this week, the show was a creative showcase of works by 15 artists who are all part of its Artists’ Initiative Programme’ (AIP). The AIP programme aims to empower upcoming artistic talent with an effective platform to showcase and sell their art. The art show showcased some of the most noted names that have emerged out of AIP programme namely Bharati Prajapati, Mohammed Osman, Ganapathi Hegde, Sangeeta Abhay and others. Considered as one of the most progressive and promising art galleries in the city, the gallery has given back to the artistic community through education, new learning, creative mentoring and much more.
Sharing her thoughts, Gitanjali Maini, Founder-CEO of gallery G says, “It’s been an eventful 15 years for gallery G and we’ve come a long way from where we started. We firmly believe that for our gallery to grow, we must also ensure that its artists grow. This has always been and will always remain our primary focus.”
Another show which turned out to be quite impressive was the one titled ‘Greeshma’, a group show by talented Benngaluru based artists Madhusudanan, Lohar, Shankar Murthy and Jayanth Hubli. The show was to celebrate the city’s colorful season, the lush green trees, vibrant flowers, subtly painted in watercolor by these artists was an experience in itself. Madhusudanan, one of the artists says, through the work, he has tried to retrace how Bengaluru as a city has evolved yet, despite losing a lot of tree cover has retained it’s beauty. Artists who are part of this show embody Bengaluru as a city which has a lot to offer for nature lovers still, despite the concrete jungles taking over. Both of the shows concluded on the April 1.
— The writer is an art expert and curator.