Designed as a platform for amateur artists from across the country and abroad,the second edition of the International Art Exhibition,attracted 127 entries. All artists had to present their works in a miniature format which,says a young artist,Anita,was a challenge for someone like her who likes to paint landscapes.
Organised by city-based NGO,Society for Development of Films and Arts,the exhibition comprised paintings,sculptures,photographs,digital prints,graphics and more making the showcase appear cluttered in both display and thought. Landscapes in watercolour and mixed media dot the walls of the Punjab Kala Bhavan,as do studies of women in various moods. Satwant Singhs Girl with Flowing Tresses in mixed media,for instance,focuses on the beauty of a young girl,lost in thought.
In the paintings section,Prabhinder Lall impresses with his work in mixed media titled Blue Speed. With strong brush strokes,he has created the illusion of speed,depicting how the modern world is constantly running against time. Subhash Shourey,on the other hand,creates a mindscape with his detailed work,that portrays no human form,just symbols to depict a mind thats both calm and restless. Buddha in Mediation is also in mixed media as Abhishek Singh explores the sub-conscious.
The photography section has some absorbing works in black-and-white,depicting daily life,people at work and the many faces of Chandigarh. One of the most striking photographs on display has an acrobat enjoying his moment of glory.
The show is on at Punjab Kala Bhawan,Sector 16,till Feb 29.