Art for a cause

Bhopal: A first of its kind painting exhibition ‘Art beyond boundaries’ was held at Bharat Bhavan on Tuesday with the help of art supporters.

Around 51 international and local artists offered their finest and vibrant paintings to be displayed at the group exhibition to contribute to the school education of needy students.The six-day exhibition for a cause opened at Bharat Bhavan with an aim to demonstrate how art, without losing any of its aesthetic qualities, can serve the society by contributing to education of underprivileged students anytime, anywhere.

The exhibition received an overwhelming response from art lovers as well as senior artists of Bhopal by participating in the noble cause. ‘Each artwork you buy will ensure education for a needy’ is what the exhibition is aspiring.

Organised by TellusArt academy in collaboration with Indo- European Chamber of Commerce (IECI), the exhibition is all set to bring a substantial change through art.

“Our organisation works for ac cause and believe power of art can be effectively be harnessed into creating awareness about pressing issues. We have also committed ourselves to providing a global platform to upcoming artists from all over the world through exhibitions, workshops and art projects,” said Ajmer Sandhu, director, TellusArt Academy.

He said education is the best gift a child can have anywhere in the world. Apart from senior artists, the 51 works at the exhibition included paintings of emerging and contemporary artists.

Hailing from a small town in Bihar, Bandana Kumari gave one of her best works in spite of knowing she will have no commercial benefits. Bandana aims to redefine established norms regarding life of women. Painting she exhibited interprets a woman’s soft and strong self, she painted a women with face of a tigress which depicts she is strong inside while as other components in the painting like a flowers show her softness.

“Through my paintings I relook at bias discrimination and then i give my own interpretation to the gender equation,” she said. Another artist Tabassum Yusuf a self taught artist spent 15 running days making the painting to be exhibited. Being a homemaker besides an artist, she continued to work tirelessly knowing that her work would be needed for needful. Her abstract painting on wall displayed ‘Kaniyat’-(universe) through her minute special forms.

Manisha Gohil is yet another artist who worked day and night to give away her best work. Her painting depicts how man destroys nature which according to her concept is a part of human life. “Humans destroy nature without considering it is a man’s own part just like a soul. People don’t realise the importance of nature and I show this through my paintings,” Manisha said.


(source: Times of India)

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