AMBARI (A Visual Art show) – a solo Art Exhibition of artist AASHIMA MEHROTRA
AMBARI (A Visual Art show) – a solo Art Exhibition of the renowned artist Aashima Mehrotra will be presented at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi from 30 November 2022 to 6 December 2022 ( 11.00 AM to 7.00 PM).
The Show will be inaugurated in the gracious presence of Justice K.S. Ahluwalia (Chairman Railway Claims Tribunal) and Sh. Kumar Tuhin (Director General, ICCR) on 30 November 2022 at 5 PM
CURATOR / SHRIKANT PANDEY
Aashima Mehrotra, a self-taught visual artist has been inspired by nature and people. Her job in Railways and Tourism helped her to explore the diverse culture and art forms that influenced in experimenting with mixed media and abstract styles in her works.
“The sky is where I often looked for answers. It’s changing colors, its depth, it’s pregnant silence, it’s serenity has always filled me with a myriad of emotions.
Ambari simultaneously stands for the metaphor of space and the element of sky thereby pointing out an oxymoron that space is not a void but a possibility. In Ambari, the invisible pattern of cosmic energy finds varied expressions through encaustic or in half on half manner celebrating cosmic consciousness and my intimate conversation with the cosmos. The mysteries of nature are un- coded through the interplay of color, sound, wind and aroma enriching them sensory experience. Ambari echoes the stories of human experiences and challenges of human survival, simultaneously depicting its hardship and hedonism,” says the artist.
“Ambari tells us the story of human survival as reflected in “tug of life”. Aashima creates magic on her canvas when the sand, water and sky acquires cosmic qualities in ‘tug of survival’ which captures your imagination against unfathomable sea. Ambari is a genre, a style in itself,” Shrikant Pandey, Curator of the Show briefly narrates on the artist’s mystical style and the dynamic patterns.
Aashima Mehrotra has conducted many exhibitions including at Jehangir Art Gallery, Aerocity, Delhi -GMR, Bikaner House, Delhi and India International Centre, Delhi.
Her works have also been displayed in many prestigious galleries including at national and international level exhibitions of AIFACS, Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi, CSOI, ICCR and Russia.
Recently the artist has participated in the 10 days long International Plein-Air event –Russian Atlantis 2022, implemented by ANO St. Petersburg in partnership with VTOO Union of Artists of Russia. Russian Atlantis 2022 has been promoting Russian Pictorial Academy Culture as well as exhibiting their traditions and depicting various monuments of architecture, landscapes , beautiful monasteries and more.
One of the Paintings of Aashima Mehrotra titled “Imli” was selected and exhibited in “INDIA-RUSSIA-BY THE EYES OF LOVE”, International Exhibition conducted by Association of Participants of Agricultural, Infrastructural and Humanitarian Projects of the Eurasian Space (Volga-Caspian-Indian Ocean) held in TVER, Russia during July 2022.
VENUE / GALLERY NO.1/ LALIT KALA AKADEMI /MANDI HOUSE/ NEW DELHI