Protecting environment through art
Art Life Gallery, in its effort to spread awareness about conservation of plant and animal <g data-gr-id="33">life</g> has unfurled a two-week long group art show Paradise Regained which began on September 29.
This unique <g data-gr-id="30">concept,</g> focuses on environmental conservation through art and celebrates our natural heritage. The participating artists are <g data-gr-id="27">Debu</g> Pyne, Garima Singh, Surbhi Soni, Lalit Kumar and Daisy Mittal.
“I can’t conceive of anything being more <g data-gr-id="29">varied ,</g> rich and handsome than the planet earth. And its crowning beauty is the natural world. I want to soak it up, understand it as well as I can, and absorb it... and then I would like to put it together and express it. This is the way I want to dedicate my life,” says Pratibha Agarwal, co-promoter of the gallery, who has also curated the show.
“Capturing the wonders found in nature is a true challenge. As an <g data-gr-id="35">artist ,</g> I work to highlight some of what I have seen and translate it on to canvas or paper. I celebrate what nature has shared with us and reminds us to respect and appreciate it” says Debu Pyne.
“All elements of art are found in nature and its diversity is an endless inspiration to me. I hope to reveal within my paintings, the harmony between artistic expression and nature in all its beauty,” says artist Garima Singh.
Recognising nature’s own artistry, Surbhi works to incorporate that intricate beauty in her original oil paintings. ‘‘I want to inspire people to change their approach to nature in a positive way. I believe that if we have a better understanding of our natural surroundings, we will learn to love it <g data-gr-id="25">and therefore</g> care for it.’’ says Surbhi Soni.
According to Agarwal, “We hope to give viewers a greater understanding of these beautiful animals and plants and an appreciation of their unique and diverse nature and hope to inspire art lovers to gain knowledge and change the way these animals are viewed.”