New Delhi: An exhibition of works by some of the leading ‘lights’ of the Indian Art world - Anjolie Ela Menon, Achuthan Kudallur, Jogen Chowdhury, Nayanaa Kanodia, Paresh Maity, Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Satish Gupta, Shobha Broota, Shuvaprasanna, Sidharth, Yusuf Arakkal and Amit Pasricha are coming together to put up their works at an exhibtion that is aptly titled, “Sitaarey” (stars).
What makes the exhibition distinctive is that each of the art works is new iand is the culmination of a collective experience, which the artists went through at a camp in London.
September saw the launch of an intimate new art gallery ‘Chor Bizarre – India’s Art’ at Chor Bizarre Restaurant, Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London as a prelude to the launch of Sitaaray – India’s Grill in Drury Lane, Covent Garden.
Paresh Maity’s ‘ace to face’ that speaks a thousand words
A week of travel, exposure, interaction, discussion, debate, camaraderie, work and play followed during the course of the Sitaaray Art Camp.
The workshop spearheaded a series of events that were coordinated and curated by Old World Hospitality art advisor Sushma Bahl and imaginatively photographed and documented by photo artist Amit Pasricha.
The exhibition, apart from outstanding canvases, brings charming behind the scenes glimpses of the camp experience in the artist’s own words.
Wonderful vignettes of spontaneous creativity, scribbles, doodles, impressions, caricatures and irreverent affectionate ‘take offs’ on each other will be up on display through a common and preferred language of expression –Art!
Anjolie Ela Menon’s ‘head of a boy’ has her trademark style
The exhibition that opens on 1May is being rung in on the evening of April 30th in an evening that reflects the spirit of the camp. It will be a reunion of the participating artists and those who have been involved with the camp.
An opportunity to spend an informal evening together while viewing their collective ‘camp works’ for the first time, along with family, friends, art lovers and well wishers (by invitation only), the event would have all the elements of visual and aesthetic appeal.
On the eve, 30April, Anjolie Ela Menon will also unleash her culinary creativity and whip up a delectable selection of canapés and finger foods. Demonstrating in no uncertain terms that there is more than art that is close to her heart.
Multi faceted artist Satish Gupta who had his London audience spellbound with the flourish of his live painting will recreate the experience as an encore on popular demand.
The works will be put up for sale and will be on display at the Convention Foyer Gallery, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre between 1 and 14 May, 10am to 8pm.
For details on artists and the artworks on sale, log onto www.sitaaray.com/art