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The circle of life

The circle of life
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Circles of Life, a painting exhibition that displays the work of the 43-year-old artist Murlidhar Rai is being organised in the Capital by Gallerie Ganesh. The show that starts on 26 September displays work pieces with vigorous stroke work in oil on canvas.

Rai’s paintings are replete with bursts of colour as nothing in life is in black and white and there are innumerable shades of colour in everything we see round us. Rai said, ‘On a trip to Rajasthan, I realised that despite it being an arid land, all I could see was colour everywhere. These images and of those of my own personal experiences.’

He further noted, ‘In my paintings I meticulously try to compose time and space in order to achieve my own expression of happiness, positivity and hope. These works have symbolic representations and abstractions. The circle denotes the never-ending cycle of time, it also represents the circular Earth. It is also the point of meditation in life, the Bindu, representing concentration and focus. The high contrast in the colours is an expression of energy and rhythm of nature and life. These works exhibit my journey from the ghats of Banaras to the streets of Delhi in search of an equilibrium and balance within and without. It is my story, cultivated with strength, force and vigour. I am creating my own sphere of pleasure and ecstasy illuminated with light and reflections. While these works have a sense of gravity and also a focus to the point of meditation on one hand, they are also in some ways mere scribblings on the canvas of my life in my journey from the known to the unknown.’

When: 26 September to 28 October Where: Gallerie Ganesha, Greater Kailash -II Timing: 11 am to 7 pm


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