Happy in their own way
The city is set to experience the village life depicted in the canvas. Shree Yash Art Gallery brings us The Village Arena, a group art show of four artists.
The participating artists are RC Bhawsar, SD Shrotriya, Rohini Sethi and Bhavna Sethi.
The show is curated by Savita Agrawal, Director, Shree Yash Art Gallery. She is also an artist who finds herself very close to nature and village life. Hence, she chose this subject as it intrigues her as to how life is confined in the village and how the villagers think it to be there only world which is full of their own thought processes and their own little world where they find happiness from the minutest thing that they do.
Their satisfaction in doing their household chores or by fetching water from the well or by celebrating small festivals brightens their day and keeps them happy. As the wrestler in his wrestling arena only targets his opponent and cannot think anything beyond it, so is a villager, his village is his life and cannot think beyond it.
As also the scenic beauty fascinates the artists with the mountains touching the skies or the horizon where the sky meets the depth of the seas, the tall mountains, the greenery, the lakes, and the breath-taking nature spreading its fragrance with a touch of godliness makes the viewer enjoy the picturesque view. The depiction becomes real to life and inspires the on-looker.
Bhawsar depicts his paintings with scenic beauty and portrays reality with a dash of spirituality and it is this art that helps him connect to the almighty and adds to his peace of mind and helps him become content. Shrotriya loves the himalayan ranges, the calmness of the atmosphere that has the strength to turn the greatest of wind tides according to its desires, taking into account the tumultus weather and moulding them in his style. Water color is his forte and the serenity in his painting is conveyed to the viewer.
Rohini, an upcoming artist loves to depict the village life in full swing with the villagers doing their morning chores and giving shape to their various jobs. She uses colors to show the moods of her characters. Bhavna, also an upcoming artist, depicts villagers with their festivities and moulds her style with different textures.Thus, a unique combination of village and beauty go hand in hand and the artists do their work with deep sincerity and dedication. As is rightly said , beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder , an artist has an eye to capture beauty in any form then to further enhance it to captivate the viewers.
When: 13 - 16 May
Where: Main Foyer of India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road