Starting her artistic journey with intricate drawings and slowly progressing towards her real calling which was discovered in her abstracts in oils and acrylics on canvas, poet, painter, and film maker Sangeeta Gupta put up an exhibition of her work under the label of Lines of Light. The exhibition was presented by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations from 2 August till 7 August at the Azad Bhavan between 11 am and 6 pm.
The chief guest for the event on Monday was Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, who lit the lamp to inaugurate the function formally. He was all praises for Gupta’s work of art on display. The inauguration was followed by a short recital by Meena Pandit, a renowned Hindustani classical vocalist.
Dr. Kalam spoke on the topic ‘Creativity blossoms unique art’ and was enchanted by one of her painting titled Life Goes On. He said, ‘He was happy to have seen the exhibition which reveals the thinking and imagination. These creations are not mere painting, but they are images which talk to us about the past, present and the future. I am sure, this painting exhibition will sends a message of creativity and concentration to the art lovers.’
Texturing, layering, grading and highlights form the crux of Sangeeta’s works. Experimenting with various tools Lines of Light breaks the barriers of the still and sets in motion a journey of creative transitions. She paints the fabric of life, from the inner depths of her consciousness as she experiences triumph, restraint and peace. The colours are muted, oft tinted with gold and silver, expressions of success, growth and fulfillment, like a magic carpet transcending the clouds.
Talking about her inspiration, she said her tryst with art is born of her own meditative ruminations in time, the undulating blend of calligraphy and sculptures, which are all realms that she has explored with confidence.
Gupta has participated in more than 200 group shows in India and abroad, in national exhibitions of Lalit Kala Akademi, Sahitya Kala Parishad, among others. A recipient of 77th annual award for painting in 2005 by All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, Sangeeta has also varied interests in Hindi poetry and writing short stories.
She was also bestowed with Women Achiever’s Award 2013 by Indian Council for UN relations on the eve of International Women’s Day.
She even presented a painting of hers to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam as a gesture of appreciation and further said that all the proceeds from the exhibition would be donated to the victims of the recent
catastrophic Uttarakhand floods.
WHEN: 2 August – 7 August, 11 am – 6 pm
WHERE: Indian Council for Cultural relations, Azad Bhawan