Gurgaon teens use art to make a difference
A group of eight artists are exhibiting their work as part of Articulations-2 in Gurgaon. The exhibition encompassing paintings and sculptures is primarily around the theme of environment conservation.art and culture Updated: May 10, 2017 18:07 IST
The young guns of Gurgaon know how to make a difference to the environment. Eight budding artists have come up with artworks on the theme of environment conservation, as part of an art show titled Articulations II.
On display are more than 30 paintings and sculptures by artists Ananya Vinayak, Avantika Khanna, Ayesha Dhall, Deveshi Malhotra, Priyanka Vinayak, Rhea Bhargava, Shivani Ahuja and Tvisha Arora. This is the second edition of the show which features works of these school students, who have pledged to donate the proceedings to the campaign I Am Gurgaon, for the initiative - REUSE. The campaign encourages people to BYOB - Bring Your Own Bag, for shopping etc. and also discourages the use of plastic bags.
Echoing this sentiment, Ananya Vinayak says, “My work is inspired by nature that has so much beauty. It’s this very nature that we are slowly destroying that compelled me to become an artist.”
The works are a blend of watercolours and acrylics on canvas, and depict vibrant hues and complex patterns through abstracts, portraits, landscapes. There’s also use of charcoal on the canvases. The exhibits include sculptures which are experimental in style. Anshu Agarwal, an organiser, and a parent of one of the participating artists, says, “The grave topic that needs our attention at present, is environment conservation, and hence we chose this theme. The young artists have also given their paintings to be digitally printed on bags which will be distributed as part of the BYOB concept.”
The paintings have been created over a year’s duration. The artists drew inspiration from renowned artists and different genres, to create works that reflect their interpretation of self and the world. Take for instance Shivani Ahuja’s artwork, which encompasses hues of nature and a self-portrait among others. “I am inspired by well known artists Henry Matisse and Gustav Klimt, and tried to bring their techniques and styles in my art.”
CATCH IT LIVE
What: Exhibition, Articulations II
Where: The Courtyard By Marriott, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon
On till: October 29
Timings: 10am to 8pm
Nearest metro station: Huda City Centre on Yellow Line