5 January 2023
Titled Radiance of Cosmic Consciousness – Who Am I to Who I Am, the exhibition of renowned artist Sonika Agarwal, whose work captures the gentle glow of the cosmos, it taps into the unseen energy that surrounds us and pushes our mundane lives toward something extraordinary…both spiritually and cosmically, says the curator Georgina Maddox.
“The exhibition, Radiance of Cosmic Consciousness- Who Am I to Who I Am, the artworks are similar to the X-ray vision of the Cosmos. They represent the sound and vibration of energies of the Cosmos. They are an eventful expression of inner life- the spiritual cosmos inside a human being. They resonate with the description of experiencing Cosmic Consciousness by the spiritual masters like Paramahansa Yogananda- The entire cosmos is gently luminous, like a city seen afar at night. It is indescribably subtle, a mellow radiance, ever undiminished. ‘ॐ ‘, ‘Aum’ is the Radiance of Cosmic Consciousness that is condensing on the canvas, illuminating the vibration of the cosmic motor and sound of the cosmic drum,” says Sonika Agarwal.
Sonika Agarwal has been working in acrylic colors and oil for the last 15 years. She has attended many national and international exhibitions and residencies including the National Museum of Cultural History, Pretoria, Sandton Art Gallery; Art Space, Durban; Egypt and Armenia- Group show of 4 artists; Sri Lanka- Group show of 4 artists, Colombo and Group show of India-Pakistan Women Artists, Azad Bhavan Gallery (ICCR).
Sonika Agarwal has won many awards including the National Stree Shakti Award from Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee and was one of the five nominees of Ponds Femina Woman of Substance Award in 2013.
“Alongside our endeavour with promoting the moderns, we are concerned with contemporary and emerging talent. Sonika Agarwal is a midcareer artist whose deep inward search for her identity and self reflects in her work that is unique in its style and approach. Emulating the glowing power of cosmic energy she brings to her work, an energy that moves beyond the ordinary,” says Uday Jain, Director of Dhoomimal Art Gallery.
Doomimal Gallery presents the Exhibition at Visual Art Gallery, Indian Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi from 6 January 2023 till 10 January 2023/ 11.00 AM – 7.00 PM/