Artistic expression is a continuous journey, with the tracks full of endless feelings, hundreds of ideas and millions of expressions, maze of reactions to the surroundings- the new reality and myriad ways to vent out! Everything reflects a clear or ambiguous thought process. One can see the elements, which appeal to the mind’s eye and even the ones which repulse; positive as well as negative aspects. A viewer identifies with it in his own way and experiences. Shankar Art Foundation organized Art exhibition- Creations and Expressions of Lockdown since November, 2020. There were more than 300 works of 109 artists (Abinabh Baral, Alka Chadha Harpalani, Alkaa Khanna, Aman Chakra, Anant Solomon, Anirban Seth, Anita Kumari, Anjali Mittal, Anjali Sethi Malhotra, Anjana Pethiya, Anju Bala, Archana Rani, Arpita Mitra, Ashok Mahakur, Atiya Parveen, Balwinder Tanwar, Bharti Sharma, Bharti Vandana, Bhavish Ahuja, Bijay Kumar Jaiswal, Bijaya Kumar Nayak, Biswaroop Sur, Deepti Parhwal, Devabrat Mahanta, Dilenoor Fatima, Dimple, Dinesh Chandra, Durga Negi, Goldy Malhotra, Harinder Kaur, Harpreet Kaur, Harsh Inder Loomba, Huma Khan, Ishwar Chand Gupta, Jairaj Kumar, Jaspal S, Jatin Dhiman, Kajal Nalwa, Kamal Mankoo Sond, Kamal Sharma, Kamna Chouhan, Kanu Priya, Kaveri Raj, Laxmipriya, Meera Kumar, Megha Kathuria, Monisa Saha, Neelu Patel, Nirupama Tank, Nivedita Verma, Om Prakash Mishra, Pardeep Mehra, Pavanendra Kumar Tiwari, Poojan Gupta, Prabhu Dayal Verma, Pradeepta Kishore Dass, Priyanka Samanta, Rachana Joshi, Rachna Gambhir, Rahul Kumar, Rajender Kumar, Rajesh Gajjar, Rajesh Kumar, Rashi Kakkar, Raveena Grover, Ravi Kumar, Ritu Saxena, Riya, Rubina Hasan, Ruchi Vidyarthi, Sadhna Sangar, Saman Sabir, Santosh Jain, Shabnam Kumari, Shagufta, Shalini Singh, Shankar Rawool, Shraboni Banerji, Shubhankar Kataia, Simret Singh, Sonam Gupta, Sonam Sikarwar, Sonjaye Maurya, Subhash Shorey, Sulu Mathew, Suneet Madan, Sunil Kakkar, Sunil Saigal, Sunita Dhara Panchal, Supriya Singh, Surabhi Singh, Susnata Chatterjee, Tanya Virmani, Tarandeep Kaur, Tarun Kumar, Ullhas Raikar, Vandana Malhotra, Vandana Tomar, Vandita Sharma, Vibha Lodhi, Vijay Puri, Vikrant, Vishnu Arora, Yogesh Verma). The exhibition had been a feast for the eyes which included not only senior but also upcoming artists. There was a huge contrast in the themes of the paintings. On one hand there was traditional Mysore art and on the other hand, contemporary, digital and experimental. Intricacies of the techniques and a play of accidental went hand in hand. In itself, this exhibition was a unified whole displaying themes from Upnishads; religion and calligraphy; creative compositions with Covid themes; fettered hands and feet reflecting togetherness in lockdown; moon and landscapes; rural life with people and animals; still life; woman’s head in clay; mask installed over a skull; and splashes of colours.

This exhibition was a compilation of bitter and sweet realities, realizations and explorations. Shankar Art Foundation had set a certain time for the exhibition but is planning to hold it for as long as possible on the website. Hope you enjoy this visual fusion of the sensuous and the intellectual on the site of ARTInfoINDIA.COM.

Alka Chadha Harpalani

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