For eons, flora and fauna has been the source of inspiration for many artists, who have not only presented the natural beauty, but also have a deeper relevance to their works.
Another artist to join this list, with his passion for capturing wildlife on canvas, is Vikramaditya Singh. With the prevailing danger of some species getting extinct and the casual approach to it, Singh, through his latest collection, ‘Wild Works’, has tried to shed light on how serious the issue is.
"Our planet is full of natural treasures. Nature and its elements provide for us and in return, it must be looked after. It is important that we respect what we have and save it for a brighter tomorrow," he says. The 40-year-old artist, who hails from a royal family, developed his work by studying wildlife and predators over a series of safaris into the African continent. His one-day exhibit on December 8 will feature more than 25 artworks that have both black and white as well as coloured paintings of animals. As for Singh’s medium of artworks, he says, "I prefer working with charcoal because of its striking nature. The charcoal strokes represent the energy of the beasts, while the coloured works echo the variety and textures of these wild creatures."
Catch it live
What: Wild Works — an art exhibition
When: December 8
Timings: 4pm - 7pm
Where: Villa Ortiga, 118, Green Avenue, D1 Vasant Kunj
Nearest metro station: Chattarpur on the Yellow Line