Advaita — a group art show — started in 2007 as a platform for people who want to take up art as more than just a hobby. Says Sushma Sabnis, organiser, “As a self taught artist, I had difficulty in finding a place to showcase my work. So I started Advaita in an attempt to introduce fresh, new talent into the global art scene.
“We did quite well in the beginning and there has been no looking back ever since. This year, we have an array of painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists showcasing their works.”
Inspired by all
Sabnis admits she derives inspiration from everything around her, including a leaf, a plate, the sound of a person typing on the keyboard, and an image flashing on a mute TV. Sabnis’ attempt to mix acrylic and encaustics on canvas for her abstract series titled
I Feel Like This Today
depicts a sense of freedom of expression.
Says artist Leenata Shah, “I intend to transform the world with my art, love and healing, and that is what reflects in my paintings.” Shah’s works depict a picturesque harmony between colour, form and emotions. She has used archival inks and textured Italian papers to develop an illustrative style. Her painting
Stranger in Mirror
depicts a pining for romance and the belief that there is a soul mate for all of us somewhere.
Postcards from Ladakh — a collection of photographs by Payal Kumar — are bound to leave you wanting to make that magical journey in the rough rocky mountains. Kumar captures the serenity of the mountains by showing the terrain through fluttering prayer flags.
Other must-see works include those of Rajan Ramakrishnan, Prabhakar Jampa, Kamlesh Saxena, Gurmeet Singh, Arthi Srinivasan, Vinod Dubey and Asif Upadhye at the show. All of these can be bought at reasonable rates at the venue itself.