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Creations by 22 artists on display at Terminal 1 D of Indira Gandhi International Airport

This painting by artist Paresh Maity is part of the collection on display.
This painting by artist Paresh Maity is part of the collection on display.

To showcase the creative side of Indian culture to air passengers from across the globe, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) in association with Gallerie Nvya is hosting an exhibition at Terminal 1 D of Indira Gandhi International Airport here.

An amalgam of art works by experienced as well as emerging artists, “Art Walk” features paintings and sculptures on divergent themes, mediums and concepts. The show is on up to March 15.

The works are by 22 artists including Arpana Caur, Bhawani Katoch, Bhuwal Prasad, Bratin Khan, Gurdeep Singh, Jayasri Burman, Jehangir Sabavala, K. S. Radhakrishnan, K. G. Subramanyan, Manu Parekh, Madhvi Parekh and Neeraj Goswami.

Some artists have derived inspiration from mythological stories and legends. In a way, the works created by them epitomise traditional forms and practices.

Conversely, some have depicted the changing phase of rural and urban life in the country. The extreme effects of globalisation and industrialisation have also been showcased at a macro level.

Some artists such as Paresh Maity have formed their own genre of concepts dealing with the abstract and rather cubist representations of the human form. Maity’s paintings are also displayed at the newly-built Terminal 3.

Commenting on the novel display, Maity says: “It is a privilege to be part of such an initiative that is promoting the splendid culture of our country. What better way to showcase your talent than at an airport where you have people from different walks of life and all over the globe coming by? This will ensure additional exposure for all artists while encouraging budding talent too. I am pleased that DIAL is taking such a wonderful initiative.”

Sharing her experience, Caur says: “For the first time we are showcasing our work at a world-class airport and are honoured to be given such a platform where people can experience significant creative stimulation.”




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