27 FEBRUARY 2022 /
SHAILJA’S STUDIO & AAPSA ART GROUP EXHIBITION /
WAYAM NAWAM /
SHAILJA’S STUDIO/ EMAAR DIGITAL GREENS/ GURUGRAM/ HARYANA
26 February 2022 – 12 March 2022
DHARMENDRA RATHORE/ SHAILJA JAIN/ HEMRAJ/ MOHAN SINGH/ NARESH KUMAR KUMAWAT/ PRAYAD SHUKLA/ RANJEET SINGH/ UMA SHANKAR PATHAK/ VIJAY M DHORE
Wayam Nawam – a unique collaborative art show organised by the prestigious Shailja’s Studio and AAPSA Art is on show at Gurugram.
“I’ve always loved playing with colours and enabling the artistic streak within people—be it visual arts, performance arts, or literary arts. I envisioned in Gurugram a peaceful space where creative minds can showcase their works, and a studio where they can also create more artworks. With Shailja’s Studio, I hope more people are inspired to take up the arts,” says the eminent artist Shailja Jain.
The exhibition has on showcase a wide arena of artworks of internationally acclaimed artists.
“The group show brings together nine artists from two-three generations, whose works complement each other in a variety of ways. Their fascination for using colours in an illuminative way is evidently present here, and those using the figures as well, treat their colours intensely. Even with their various thematic manifestations, the synergy and creative urges effortlessly weave them together,” says internationally acclaimed artist and curator, Prayag Shukla.
Prayag Shukla is a versatile artist, writer, poet and he expresses himself through many mediums including pastels and gouache.
The renowned artist Dharmendra Rathore is immensely inspired by the folk art and culture of his own state, Rajasthan and his miniature paintings are deeply rooted with the rich traditions of the region.
He is postgraduate in Fine Arts and believes that ‘art is for the public’.
He has been acknowledged with a fellowship from AIFACS, State Lalit Kala Academi and Ministry of Human Resources Development, Junior and senior fellowship from ministry of culture.
Shailja Jain uses oil colours that never fade, either on recycled paper or canvas and every piece of her art begins without any prior sketching or drawing. Her works adorn various prestigious walls across the country and abroad.
She is a lifelong member of The Art Society of India, and The National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai.
Over a three- decade-long career, eminent artist Hemraj has received many awards and most of his works were portraying sublime spirituality. His famous art ‘Voice of Voiceless’ won a National Award from Lalit Kala Academy. He has conducted many exhibitions including Muller and Palette (Germany) and Bill Lowe Art Gallery (USA).
Artist Mohan Singh’s artworks combine figurative and abstract constructs, which are deeply concerned with dramatic changes of Indian society, exhibiting more than 20 solo Shows.
Naresh Kumar Kumawat is a third generation sculptor from Pilani, Rajasthan and has conducted shows in India, Canada, Trinidad, Mauritius and Suriname. He has built sculptures of prominent leaders, war martyrs and deities. He has designed several war memorials for the Indian Armed Forces also.
Ranjeet Singh is a multimedia artist who holds a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) as well as a Master of Fine Arts (Painting) from the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He uses photography and painting to express himself, and employs techniques of photorealism to voice the strong socio-economic and political disparities in society.
Uma Shankar Pathak creates graphic artworks that range from Hindu mythology to Nepali folk. The surrealist painter graduated from the College of Art and Crafts, Patna, and later obtained his Masters in Fine Arts from Chandigarh often depicts the urban rural divide. He has won many awards including the Red Cross Society of South Korea Award and International Poster Competition Award.
Vijay M. Dhore is an abstractionist artist and has exhibited all over India and abroad. He has received three art scholarships including from the Government of Spain.