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For a sip of art

Shreya Dhingra, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 11, 2013
First Published: 17:43 IST(11/7/2013) | Last Updated: 22:59 IST(11/7/2013)

Art from daily life fancies the canvas of 26-year-old artist, Sumedha Sah. In her works, expect things as basic or complicated as a coffee mug or city life. For her second ongoing show in the Capital, Sah decided to exhibit her works at a cafe. She wants to reach out to younger art audiences and for the same she is exhibiting a range of affordable art.
“The reason I’m exhibiting at a café and not a gallery is because a space like this attracts youngsters and there is no harm if they get to enjoy art while sipping on their coffee,” says Sah.

Titled, The Umbrella Bar, the exhibition has 40 works — made with water colours and ink on sketchbook paper — on display. “The artwork is mostly about my daily experiences and thoughts. I’m inspired by many artists,” adds Sah.

With no formal training in art, Sah, over the years, has developed her own style of painting. “I try different mediums to paint but I don’t plan to change my style. I’m highly inspired by nature and continue to do so,” she says.

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Interestingly, Sah also has a blog where she regularly updates her new sketches. “I indulge in drawing as a hobby and not a profession. I draw because it gives me immense joy and hence my blog, where I regularly update my works,” she adds.

Catch it live
What: The Umbrella Bar
On till: July 14 
Where: Cafe Turtle, Shop No 23, Second Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market
Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market on the Violet Line


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