9 April 2023 /
CHITRAKAVYA – INCREDIBLE VISUAL NARRATION OF SPLENDID NATURE
A VISUAL POETRY OF 45 YEARS OF AESTHETIC JOURNEY OF ARTIST SHRI GAJENDRA PRASHAD SAHU
VENUE: VISUAL ART GALLERY/INDIA HABITAT CENTRE/ LODHI ROAD/ NEW DELHI.
DATE: 6 -10 APRIL 2023 / 11.00 AM – 7.00 PM
The Visual Art Gallery at India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Road, New Delhi presents CHITRAKAVYA – an exhibition showcasing the 45 years of artistic journey of renowned artist Gajendra Prashad Sahu.
Renowned artist Gajendra Prashad Sahu, Faculty Member in the Department of Printmaking at B.K. College of Art & Crafts, Secretary at Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi, Design Consultant for government projects on tourism and culture, singer at All India Radio Cuttack and an actor in Doordarshan, exhibits his versatility and ocean of talents in this retrospective of decades long artistic journey – CHITRAKAVYA, a must-see for art enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.
“Through his unique blend of pen and ink, watercolour and acrylic on canvas and paper, Gajendra Prashad Sahu has portrayed nature in all its glory, depicting the season of spring, the season of love, in its varied colours. His paintings show lovers enjoying the charm of romance under the exemplified Kadamb tree, betrothed birds on the leafy branches and elephants exchanging lotus flowers with each other near a lotus pond,” says the Curator of the show.
The visitors will be delighted to see the “visual narration of splendid nature and its various forms, showcasing the essentials of earth called Pancha Mahabhuta, the five significant elements – Earth (Prithvi / Bhudevi), Water (Jala / Varun), Fire (Agni / Tejas), Wind (Vayu), Space (Akasha), and the belongings that alive amid them.
Gajendra Prashad Sahu’s paintings portray an unequalled connection between theoretical thoughts and animalistic perception, untitled by the cautious use of colour and ornamental design,” says the curator.
“The great medieval Sanskrit poet Kalidas described in Ritusamhara portrays nature in many ways, and Gajendra Prashad Sahu’s paintings evoke a similar sense of beauty and awe. The exhibition is not only a celebration of Gajendra Prashad Sahu’s artistic journey but also a call to action to protect and preserve nature for future generations,” he added.