Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Allegory and Object, Call for Artists- Confluence 2014 and more..


Allegory and Object

India Fine Art, Mumbai presents a solo show of works by artist Anjaneyulu G. The show is titled, ‘Allegory and Object’ and displays some exquisite art works which border on intense still lifes. 

The works are rendered in the realistic style and portray everyday objects, stainless steel vessels and containers which the artist paints to capture their ordinariness and their beauty. This ignored beauty of an object is celebrated in his large canvases, elevating them from a utilitarian object to something of relevance to be reckoned with.

The show is on view from  9th October to 23rd October 2013.

Confluence 2014 Call for artists

Galerie ArtEterne, New Delhi calls for artists for its competition and exhibition Confluence 2014 - 2nd edition. The show aims to showcase the Art and Artists through the contest and to get talent recognised by Art patrons. An independent panel of experts will be assessing art which includes noted senior eminent artists, art critics, editors of a leading art publication and a professionals. 
Galerie Art Eterne is working endlessly for the benefaction of the upcoming artists and established artists. Confluence '14 is an absolute place for emerging as well as established artists to participate in the focused, engaged and informed art sector.
 In this art exhibition, artists will have an interaction with eminent artists, media, art buyers which would develop a better and long term relationship to benefit all. On this event an annual art catalogue having art images of the works of participating artists will be released.

Confluence '14 have multifaceted marketing campaign that includes the strategic advertising mix of print & social marketing initiatives.

Artists have the chance to win cash prizes as well as participation in an Art Festival, chosen both by public vote and professional jurors.

Artists can submit paintings, photographs, graphic prints,drawings and sculptures. The last date for submission is 15th November 2013 and the show will be held in January/ February 2014 at Lalit Kala Akademi.

Gennext VII
(A work at the show)
Aakriti art gallery Kolkata presents a group show of artworks by eminent artists titled, ‘Gennext VII’. The show originally started with the intent to promote young and unknown artists, and in its seventh edition, the show presented by Bacchawat Foundation, is for promoting art and culture of youngsters,

Gen Next VII is an all-inclusive exposition of artworks with traditional art forms rubbing shoulders with experimental, conceptual art along with new age art mediums.

The chosen participants for this year are, Jayeti Bhattacharya, Jayeeta Mukherjee, Supriya Polley, Leah-Nicole, Soma Das, Joydeep Bhattacharjee and Subhamay Datta in Painting, Surajit Sarkar in Sculpture and Prashanta Ghosh in New Media. 

The show is on view till 22nd October 2013.

Heritage ‘n’ Colours

Azad Bhavan, New Delhi presents a solo exhibition of artist Archna Gupta. The show titled, ‘Heritage ‘n’ Colours’ are mesmerising works of modern art with the paintings by immensely talented and renowned artist. On display are some of the paintings featuring figurative artworks. 

Delhi based- Archna Gupta is a professional artist and generally paints figurative artworks. She has participated in several group shows and has also organised a solo show at Delhi Airport. Also, her paintings are in the collection of different venues, such as Lalit Kala Academy, Indian Army and various other organizations.

The show will be on from 11th October to 22nd October 2013.

( News reports by Sushma Sabnis)

Buddha in colour
IFS officer and painter M. Lokeswara Rao depicts all that Buddha stands for
(Lokeshwara Rao's collection was recently showcased at the Tea Lounge in Taj Palace.)
For a long time M. Lokeswara Rao chose to depict the environs of forests on his canvases he clearly knew on account of being an Indian Forest Service Officer. Moving on to fresher subjects, the IFS officer-cum-painter has based his latest set of works on Buddha. This collection was recently showcased at the Tea Lounge in Taj Palace.
“The first thing that Buddha does to one is bring peace of mind. To quote Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, ‘We live in an age of conflict and war, of hatred and violence, all over the world. Never before has the need been greater for all of us to remember the immortal message of Lord Buddha’,” says Rao explaining his theme. For Rao, Buddhism is an institution and not just a religion. On display were 30 works in acrylic, each inspired by different symbols of Buddhism like conch, lotus, unending knot, dharma chakra etc.
Buddha Abhishekam, one of Rao’s favourites, had Buddha with kesar and chandan water, falling on his head, with some leaves of peepal tree in the background. One of the works was just done in dots sans any lines for which the artist had used acrylic glitters. For another favourite work of his ‘Buddha Pada’, he says, “Buddha did not visit some of the countries where Buddhism was preached so they took Buddha’s feet with them, and it signified the unending knot.” Lotus was a recurring motif in many of the works. The painting with four lotuses was inspired from Tibetan Buddhism which signifies the change in our state of minds from stressful to peaceful ones.
(Report by Garima Arora for The Hindu)

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