Essence of art
An exhibition called Sattva meaning ‘the essence’ showcased the works of 38 artistes who have displayed them in contemporary and modernised style of painting. The pieces on display were exclusive works by the artistes from different medium, genres and regions. Organised by Aapsa, this exhibition kicked off fresh season of art where people feel contended to welcome this initiative.
The participating artistes were Ram Kinkar Baij, Sailoz Mukherjee, FN Souza, MF Hussain, SH Raza, Laxma Goud, Rajeev Lochan, KS Radhakrishnan, Thota Vaikumtam, Dharmendra Rathod, Dileep Sharma, Murli Cheeroth, Praful Dash, Nupur Kundu, Puja Bahri, Chandra Bhatacharjee, Ranjeet Singh, Sangeeta Gupta, Sanjeev Sonimpare, Vikash Kalra, Sachindranath Jha, Santhana krishnan, Anjan Patra, Rajesh Ram, Sangeeta Murthy, Manoj Mohanty, Vinita Das Gupta, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Loknath Pradhan, Aditi Marwah, Kantakishore Moharana, Samir Mohanty, Patitapabhan Ojha, Rakesh Mahala, Rajiv Pradhan, Tanu Prakash, Laxman Aelay and Hitendra Singh Bhati.
Aapsa is something which looks similar to ‘the self’, as if you intend to find self in others. Dharmendra Rathore, a professional artist, with a vision to promote art and culture in the sub-continent, established Aapsa. Creating a platform for new thoughts and idea, this organisation emphasizes on modern, contemporary and new media art. Since its inception it has established a remarkable name in the field of art and culture. It works towards creating art awareness within the society and helping the rural areas by providing them moral and financial supports through the medium of art. They believe that art is within the public and for the public.
A great leap in this journey of Aapsa was the association with one of the most esteem associations in India, which has completely transformed Gurgaon into a millennium city over the past few years, to get the ball rolling on this path our first association with DLF 5, was a musical and art exhibition. It saw participation of musical greats like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Jaswinder Singh and Alok Shriwastav and paintings, prints , serigraphs and sculptures with the likes of MF Hussain, SH Raza, FN Suzza, Arpita Singh, Presh Mehti and many more including Dharmendra Rathore, himself. The proceedings from this was donated towards the relief work of Uttarakhand victims.