Exploring the mysteries of blue
It is said that life is an abstract art, and it is up to the artist to draw meanings out of it.
For Sangeeta Gupta, who feels that art cannot thrive unless it is shared – it is a means to liberate herself through colours as her tools, invoking the infinite and the five elements as her source of inspiration.
With the idea of sharing art with others, she recently opened an art gallery at Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi under the ambit of Prithvi fine art and cultural centre – a registered society based in the heart of Delhi since 2011 with the objective to promote art, literature and music of India.
The gallery was inaugurated on July 14 India by Ambassador of Venezuela – Augusto Montiel, K L Ganju (Consul General for Republic of Union of the Comoros) and Ratan Kaul who marked their presence as the Chief Guest.
Along with the inauguration there was also an opening of solo exhibition named as 'NEEL – Mysteries of Blue' by Sangeeta Gupta, whose art works will be on display until July 27.
Many other senior artist including Niren Sengupta, Kanchan Chander, Ananda Moy Banerji, Sudip Roy, Siddharth Tagore and others also marked their presence at the inaugural.
Talking about her outlook towards art she says, "To my inner self and elsewhere,
nature is a phenomenon that creates and destroys time and space without a halt. As a painter, I have been composing shades of colours that dissolve nature into forms and formlessness and subsequently enter the region of nothingness. One may not be endowed with the knowledge of how to go beyond this experience."
"It begins suddenly at an empty space, generates energy, goes on clubbing with opposite forces and finally passes beyond time. I have attempted to identify space at every nook and corner of the landscape, discovering and rediscovering the infinite existence of nothingness. My urge to conceive the truth of our time drives me sometimes to probe the elusive realms of human existence," she adds.
The artist, who is a resident of Delhi, has held 32 solo shows, authored 14 books and made seven documentary films.