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Confluence of Form a solo show by Singapore based artist Sunaina Bhalla in collaboration with Odissi dancer Chitra Shankar will be presented at Art Konsult, Lado Sarai, in the capital from December 22 - 30.

The show will be interpreting Sunaina’s paintings through dance.  Alka Pande will introduce the show followed by a talk by Sunaina interspersed with a dance demonstration on the confluence of the two art forms of painting and dance.  Chitra will be demonstrating the different ‘moods’ of the poem depicted in Sunaina’s paintings through dance gestures.  

Sunaina is a contemporary artist of Indian origin, who currently lives and works in Singapore. Born and educated in India, she moved to Tokyo in the late 90’s and has spent the last two decades in various parts of North and South Asia.

Having completed her formal education as a textile designer specializing in print, she chose to pursue an immersive education in Nihonga, when living in Japan and spent 5 years working under Ohta-sensei of the Kyoshin-Do school, studying Sumie-e and Nihonga – the traditional Japanese art forms of painting.

Her work is, in essence, a confluence of her experiences and observations in diverse situations and contrasting cultures.  Quite naturally her imagery revolves around the societal impact of economic, political and religious issues prevalent today, and represents her interpretation of social change in a rapidly shrinking world changing at an incredibly fast pace.


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