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Jashn: a splash of special

art and culture Updated: Apr 06, 2013 00:52 IST
Chetna Dua
Chetna Dua
Hindustan Times
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A new exhibition in the city aims to celebrate the precious moments of life through paintings, photographs and sculptures. Called Jashn, it features 72 artists from different walks of life.

“Through this exhibition, I want to tell people that every moment is a celebration,” says Attika Jain, founder, Kaavya, a non-profit organisation which is behind the show. “We all have dreams of being an artist, dancer or musician as a child. But as we grow up, they often get sidelined in the practicalities of life. I am trying to re-kindle those dreams among aspiring artists and give them a platform to showcase their art,” says Jain, who quit her job as a marketing professional to start this group last year.

The featured artists double as students, engineers, management and finance professionals during day.

From portraits of happy people to landscapes and cityscapes representing urbanisation, the artwork on display is varied. The abstract work titled Serare (Latin word for hope) by first timer Aditya V Tibrewala, 31, also a finance professional depicts his hope of life through colours. “My job allows me to travel across the world and capture beautiful sights, but I love doing abstract photography which is open to the viewer’s interpretation,” says Tibrewala who took to photography two years ago.

A series of caricature illustrations by Sanchi Jain, 20, second year student of Applied Arts at Government College of Art show how simple acts like a partner holding your hand or friends getting together on the weekend give you the energy boost to face life’s challenges. The photograph Spirit by Shivani Punia, 35, an accessory designer turned photo-artist is an attempt towards creating dynamic wall art. “The picture of colourful balloons flying in the air represents fun and freedom of the spirit,” says Punia.

For Vartika Jain, an 18-year-old student at Lady Irwin College, happiness is represented by a photograph of the electrical parade at Disneyworld.

Catch it live
Jashn — A Celebration of Life (A Group Art Show)
Where: Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon
When: April 6 and 7
Timing: 11am to 7pm
Nearest metro station: Huda City Centre on Yellow Line