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Colourful shadows

Usmeet kaur , Hindustan Times   October 26, 2013
First Published: 12:27 IST(26/10/2013) | Last Updated: 12:30 IST(26/10/2013)

When a mentor and his students come together to present a sorted spectrum of their paintings, the exhibit ought to be different — and different it is.

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Pursuing Master’s in fine arts at Government College of Arts, this young group of artistes — Amit Kumar, Prabhjot Saundh, Purnima Grover, Akshi Babbar along with their mentor Pankaj Saroj, a landscape painter, present their collective work White Shadows at Bistro Flamme Bois, Sector 7, Chandigarh.

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Purnima exhibits classical mannequins of Indian men and women that are a blend of acrylic and fabric paint. Talking about her inspiration, she says, “My work is inspired by Padma Bhushan Jamini Roy’s paintings as they are bright and vibrant. Inspired by him, I have even added the flat stroke effect to my work.” Purnima adds, “I have used flat colours with minute details on the top.”

Meanwhile, Amit Kumar has worked on the theme,  ‘Out of control’ with charcoal, Fevicol and dry pastels. Sharing a piece of his life and the inspiration behind his work, Amit says, “I recently met with a road accident and felt the need to do an art work where I could guide people to follow traffic rules.”Adding greenery to the area with oil on canvas, Prabhjot Saundh has painted the sight outside his college.

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“When we step outside our college and walk around the green city, we see serene surroundings. That’s why I thought of giving city art enthusiasts a piece of Chandigarh’s green side,” shares Saundh before adding, “My vibrant colours and contrast usage are inspired by the great artiste Henri Matisse.”

The exhibition is on till November 2.

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