As many as 11 students of the Department of Fine Arts, Punjabi University, Patiala, showcased their aesthetic potential through the 125 exhibits displayed at an exhibition at Punjab Kala Bhawan's art gallery, Sector 16.
The paintings, mostly in acrylic on wood, drew inspiration from spirituality, tradition and modernity, besides multi-layered portraits of the pastoral culture of Punjab. Each exhibit was marked with simplicity and uprightness of the subject, varying from divine expressions of Japji Sahib, human relationships (both congenial and tense), blossoming and unrequited love and the psyche of a woman, both independent and subjugated by male dominance.
With the maximum share in the exhibit, Rupinder Kaur, Manminder and Anwinder claimed to have imbibed the in-depth wisdom of the Gurbani. Varinder Singh, the lone male participant among 10 girls, depicted the origin and continuity of life, and Harpinder Kaur depicted trees having a soul and life like humans. Professor Jagdip Singh Garcha disclosed that the works put up by students were a part of the prescribed syllabus.
The exhibition was on from September 3 to 6, 2012.