Exhibition of artistes exhibiting diverse sensibilities begins

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New Delhi, Mar 8 (UNI) A group exhibition, featuring various artistes from all over India each of them displaying sensibilities, opened in the Capital today.

Titled 'Autumn Endeavours', the exhibition features works by artistes like Prem Singh, S H Quazi, Ram Shabd Singh, Suvajit Samanta, Tarun Maity, Vilas Shinde, Mohan Sitnoor, Kiran Murdia, Abbas Batliwala, Ajay Jaitly, Pradeep Saurabh, Hemant Dwiwedi, Samar Singh, Vijay Dhure and N P Pandey.

Being organised by Art Pranayam, an organisation set up in 1992 with an aim to generate art awareness as also to bring on one platform various art forms like drawing, painting, clay modelling and sculpture, the exhibition displays works ranging from figurative to the abstractionist.

According to the organisers, the group exhibition of various artistes across India displays different pictorial sensibilities.

''Surface and space for every individual becomes a prime concern for every individual while devising various methods of creating their own visual world. There is no conformity to a specific thought process but each one exhibits their prepositions to invite attention to their self proclaimed world.

Some are essentially figurative whereas some are abstractionist,''they said.

Ever since its inception, Art Pranayam and its sub unit 'Swatak' have taken on the mantle of grooming talented young artistes. The artistes were selected not only on the basis of their dexterity with the brush but also for their willingness to experiment constantly.

Adequate care was taken to infuse intellectual content into these youngsters by means of seminars and workshops.

Lending active support to the endeavour were eminent art personalities like the Late Satish Chandra and Prayag Shukla.

In 2001, Art Pranayam, till then a non commercial entity, took upon itself the onus of marketing select artworks, as also of promoting deserving artistes.

Over a period of time, group as well as solo shows of upcoming and senior artistes were held in Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Patna, Varanasi, Mathura, Kanpur, Dharamshala (HP), Bhimtal (Nainital), Mussoorie, Kurukshetra, Allahabad and Gangtok (Sikkim).

Thus it was intended to look even beyond metros to understand ongoing creative expressions.

Today, Art Pranayam keeps an eye out for talented artistes from cities and small townships and also endeavours to bring (about 200 artistes now) into mainstream art. Art Pranayam has also incorporated such senior as well as young artistes who are deeply involved in making this movement a success.

Resultantly, a panel incorporating them was constituted to discover, collect and recommend deserving artistes for grooming and promotion. A very simple method is followed to hold exhibitions and workshops by selecting artistes by a panel of senior artistes and allowing them to explore their visual world.

Autumn Endeavours is a part of this exercise.

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