“Art is a personal creation, born out of the imagination of the artist. It creates new symbols that are adapted and chiselled to perfection to reflect the conceptual expression of the artist,” says versatile artist Poonam Arora, who is currently displaying 47 untitled works at her solo show “Celebration of Life” at the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10.
The exhibition was inaugurated by IPS officer BS Sandhu. “Most of the works are in acrylics and oils, with a few water colours. Eighteen of these are very close to my heart,” adds Poonam, groomed by painting maestro Ram Kumar Sharma.
“It took me three years to complete 18 works, which invoke lyricism with sparkling visual brilliance and promptly grab the attention of their viewers,” claimed the post-graduate housewife, who has participated in 25 group shows.
Eight works depict the anatomy, psyche, thought process, energy and emotional display of men in various situations, taking a comprehensive look at their changing socio-cultural and aesthetic profiles.
Almost the same theme is echoed in her works on women, which depict women as a symbol of sacrifice love and motherhood, besides expressing their ambitions, aspirations, sorrows and disparity in the society. The exhibition is on till Sunday from 10am to 5pm.