Seven upcoming artists with varied styles of art have been selected by art connoisseur Pragati Agarwal, to be showcased in a year-long special exhibition featuring one artist every month.
The promotion is the second of its kind by Agarwal, who had previously showcased 12 artists in a similar show.
The current showcase is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and will be on for six months.
The exhibition includes sculptures and portraits capturing a woman’s emotions, an insight into rural India, discovering peace through Buddha, European style of art and wildlife photography as well.
Rekha, who mainly paints with oil and acrylic on canvas, completed her <g data-gr-id="50">bachelors</g> and masters in painting after her first child. The artist has displayed her paintings of Buddha and Krishna because she says that it gives her peace.
Debashish Dutta, <g data-gr-id="47">vice-president</g> at a bank, took up wildlife photography as a passion and read extensively on wildlife to study the behavior of animals.
“To get more detailing in my work, I have read a lot on wildlife and watched many documentaries. I am fascinated by <g data-gr-id="52">tigers</g> but my photos don’t not these alone,” says Dutta.
Artist Anup <g data-gr-id="51">Gomey</g> loves to embellish his portraits with ornaments and indulges in the detailing of women. His paintings of a Rajasthani woman and a Maharashtrian woman, which almost looked like a photograph, were appreciated by guests.
Another artist, Umesh Prasad’s style of work resembles mural. He has used symbols, including the five elements, which depict <g data-gr-id="44">shunya</g> or ‘emptiness’.
Besides, there are works of <g data-gr-id="45">Pratyeksha</g> Bhatnagar, Ritu Gupta and Arun <g data-gr-id="46">Mukhuty</g>.
Shraddha, a final year student of Economics offered two of her paintings to help raise funds for the victims of Nepal. Ambassador of Portugal, Jorge Roza de Oliveira also came to support the cause.
Another artist Leena Dewan, also put up her sculptures, which she says are are inspired by <g data-gr-id="48">shringar</g>, to collect fund for earthquake victims.
The artists also donated a part of their proceeds for the Nepal earthquake victims. Several artists came forward to donate to <g data-gr-id="40">cause</g> of Nepal.