Balassi Institute organized the opening reception of Zest Art works by Naresh Kapuria, a contemporary artist and recipient of Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by French Government. Naresh Kapuria’s artwork which is on display from March 15 to 17 had a grand opening reception organised by the Balassi Institute, Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre.
Eminent guests present at the event were Odissi Dancer Sharon Lowen, Aruna Vasudev, Szilveszter Bus, Ambassdor of Hungary, Francois Richier; Ambassador of France, Jagdish Chandra, Niren Sengupta among others.
The three dimensional artwork depicts the journey of life towards materialistic and spiritual attainments. Clouds in the art work symbolize the abode of materialistic or spiritual journey. The works portraying materialistic struggle are the ones with chairs where the journey is to attain power ‘The Chair’.The pieces portraying spiritual enlightenment are with ladders ‘Towards Moksha’. The birds in the paintings are the living beings. There is also use on cycle and kite in his works; the wheels of the cycle symbolise ‘Karma’ and the kite symbolises the liberalisation of the spirit.
Naresh Kapuria is one of the most creative contemporary artists with over 40 years of experience. He has been awarded with the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French Government, Award of excellence from the Romanian Government; The Order of the Crown from the Government of Belgium; the Charles Wallace Trust Award UK and the Triennial of India Award. He is an artist by soul, and has designed several Festivals in India and abroad.