“A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places.”. — Paul Gardner.
Interesting places, interesting artists and the need of the hour has been interesting art promoters. Rajat Mittra recently opened a permanent art space at the a star hotel — Art@L1. The opening art show which is continuing at the space is an amalgamation of splendid art from different parts of the world. As a promoter Rajat has always been ahead of his time and quit a corporate job to take on the onus of promoting art in different corners. He does this with his wife whom he calls his nucleus. The couple has been constantly curating interesting shows to bring affordable art to the public domain.
The current art show featured some interesting artists. Showcasing Indian and Vietnamese art. the collection features 20 superlative artworks from about 15 renowned Vietnamese and Indian artists. The Vietnamese art on display is immensely striking, bold, colourful and creatively exquisite and the creativity of the artists with a wonderful handling of colour and texture lights up the atmosphere. Indian artists showcased are names like Laxman Aelay, Manoj Das, Paramesh Paul, Steven Gandhi who all have their own myriad Indian styles ranging from landscape to showing Indian folk. Other artists who showcased their works for the very first time are the very talented Gaurishankar Soni, Sangeeta Babani, Nanda Khiara and Nikki Anand. Aptly supported by the vibrant Reuben Kataria, Rajat says this is a positive step going forward. He quotes, “We have been working with several artists for over five years now. Indian art will appreciate over a period of time; however, art should be bought keeping in mind the appeal.” The show is ongoing at the hotel and runs until the end of the month.
Another artist who has made quite a mark with her work is Humera Ali. The soft-spoken lady came up with her first solo show at Chitrakala Parishath and her work has been well appreciated by the art lovers. Unleashing the societal gist, is where the journey of Humera Ali embarks. A passion driven artist, as she loves to be addressed as, Humera is an ardent admirer of nature. The urge towards art and creativity has been enclosed within her all these years. Being an intense observer of her surroundings, she felt a strong yearning within to transmute her observations through her works.
The artist, often employs bold colours in her works, through abstract art, which she feels is a powerful way of communication. Her sensitive use of textures and colour deserve an applause and through her works she has tried to ask many questions about our seriousness towards nature. The show is on at CKP until December 9...