Hues and views

June 01, 2012 10:14 pm | Updated July 11, 2016 11:03 pm IST - New Delhi

Pratibha Agarwal and Priti Bajaj are trying to add a cultural zing to the satellite town of Noida.

Pratibha Agarwal and Priti Bajaj are trying to add a cultural zing to the satellite town of Noida.

Two sisters, who also happen to be best friends, Pratibha Agarwal and Priti Bajaj have been trying to add a cultural zing to the satellite town of Noida through their art space The Art Life Gallery.

In the latest art exhibition organised by the gallery, ‘The Alchemy of Dreams', the duo has showcased 19 works by artists. M. Jean-Philippe Bottin, Director, Alliance Francaise de Delhi inaugurated the exhibition. Youngest amongst the ensemble is Ujjwal Kumar, a 21-year-old budding painter and a cartoonist who's interested in installations. Ujjwal's work is based on love, emotions and human relationships. “I have worked on a theme of polyamory or dual relationships in this exhibition,” explains Ujjwal. At the other end is 75-year-old Sher Singh Kukkal who has created a scintillating work of art. Rajat Subhra Bandopadhyay, another participating artist, talks about his artistic journey. “After doing my debut show in 1994 and couple of solo shows, I worked for almost two decades in advertising but my love for art brought me back to what I do best — painting and that too with watercolours.” Rajat's forte is paintings and draws heavily from nature.

Mehdi Shaw, a self-taught artist, who has never let the lack of formal training come in the way of creating aesthetic art is showcasing his series on ‘Monalisa and Leonardo' in acrylic on canvas. A topper and gold medallist in MFA, Savita Yadav is inspired by Buddha and reflects on the subject religion and peace.

Top News Today

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.