21 October 2022 /
AADIYOGI SHIV – A JOURNEY IN COSMIC INDIGO/
PRITHVI FINE ART AND CULTURAL CENTRE, NEW DELHI conducts a Solo Exhibition of Textile Paintings of Internationally acclaimed artist SANGEETA GUPTA from 21October 2022 to 30 October 2022 at NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY/ NIFT CAMPUS/ HAUZ KHAS/ NEW DELHI
The Exhibition is inaugurated in the gracious presence of Shantmanu, Director General of NIFT & Anjali Sen, Representative, United Nations Population Fund, Indonesia and other dignitaries.
The longest Indigo Painting on sustainable handspun Khaddar Textile – Aadiyogi Shiv which has a record with Limca Book of Records 2020-22 is on show now.
“The large expanse of art created by multi-talented and accomplished artist Sangeeta Gupta, is painted in indigo on hand-spun khadi.
Inspired by her research and reverence for Aadiyogi Neelkanth Ardhanarishwar Prakriti-Purush Nataraja; it represents the cycle of life in numerous variable and amazing forms. Encompassing the ‘punchabuta’ (sky, air, fire, water and earth) the paintings adorn variable abstract, geometric and metaphoric forms suggestive of phallus, snake, trident, hand drum, moon, sun or planets and more.
The artist’s focus is on sustainable eco-friendly work in a unique assimilation of art and craft. Immersed in hand painted abstract and geometric forms the compositions come inlaid with select use of Dabu wood block printing and calligraphy sourced from original scriptures. Sangeeta in this series engages with cosmology as her work suggests an irrevocable link between ancient traditions of Bhitti chitra and contemporaneity,” says Sushma K Bahl, the eminent art consultant, curator and writer.
A documentary film- Aadiyogi Shiv: A Journey in Cosmic Indigo produced by Prithvi Fine Art and Cultural Centre and directed & edited by Sangeeta Gupta will be screened during the Exhibition.
The renowned artist Sangeeta Gupta has 35 solo exhibitions, 25 published books, 10 of her books are also translated in other languages and 30 documentary films to her credit so far.
The Solo Exhibition – Aadiyogi Shiv: A Journey in Cosmic Indigo was earlier exhibited at New Delhi this month.
VENUE / NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY/ NIFT CAMPUS/ HAUZ KHAS/ NEW DELHI