An art exhibition that delineated spiritual from the religious.
An art exhibition on the theme of spirituality was organised at Moment Mall in New Delhi’s Kirti Nagar. Using acrylic, water colours and oil paint, the participating artists had put different interpretations of spirituality on canvas. Called “Spiritual but not religious”, most participating artistes believed there is a thin line that separates spiritual from religious. Priyanka Nijhawan, said, “For me spirituality is peace of mind. When I see and think about Budhha, I feel very spiritual. I have tried to bring that state of mind in my paintings. And it is not just the faces, water also gives me the feeling of spirituality.”
Priyanka Banerjee, who curated the exhibition said, “Our idea was to bring new and young artists with some experienced artists to provide them a platform to showcase their work and get right exposure.”
Another young and budding artist Mohammed Naseem, who used dots in his work, said, “For me spirituality is very different from religion. I see this world and nature as spiritual. When I see sunrise it gives me the sense of spirituality. And I have tried to portray this feeling through dots.”
Nijhawan added that the process might be different on individual level but the destination of all the works is same and that is spirituality.”