Different colours of the palette
Exploring the delicate threads of affinity between creativity and its versatile approach towards the realistic world in diverse emotions – an exhibition titled 'Collectively Independent 2018' will be open for Delhiites from August 1 – 6, at the Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre.
While working in disparate styles and genres, the artists will remain deeply engaged with their shared experiences of movement, influences, modernity, and the life in the 21st century.
The name 'Collectively Independent' refers to the fact that the exhibition itself is an exciting look at some of the genius talents.
In Ruchi Chadha's works, there will be a (somewhat) recognisable 'movement'. She will be showing reflections in moving water depicting what we wish to reflect on our lives.
Talking about the importance of art in one's life, she says, "Art is very important in life for relieving oneself and. It's the vibrancy of colour tones, textures, and various other mediums which help a person to grow further and to relieve oneself from the daily challenges one faces."
Another participating artist Gaurav Chawla – India's emerging contemporary artist – began as a self-taught artist and his journey into the world of art is visible in his passion to paint, explore and express.
After doing more than 40 successful shows in reputed art galleries including Visual Arts Gallery, AIFACS, India Art Festival, Roerich Museum and Lalit Kala Academy, his works will now be seen creating compelling stories on canvas with vivid colours.
"Everything is illuminated in the light of the past," says Gaurav, who even after having an attack of optical neuritis - which left him with low vision and loss of colour in his right eye - never fails to create rich tones on canvas that depicts passion and romance.
Artists like Amit Srivastava, Amita Vyas, Bharti Verma, Bheem Malhotra, Gaurav Chawla, Kamal Devnath, Kamini Nayyar, Khushboo Chatterjee, Manan Negi, Mini Negi, Monica Wadhwa, Monisa Das, Nanda Gupta, Neeta Singh, Praveen Verma among others will also be showcasing their works.