What inspired you to be an artist?
I grew up in a place where colors were a part of daily life. Lush green surroundings, colorful attires, hues of festivals, art, forts and the royal tint of Udaipur made me naturally inclined towards art. (Paraphrasing Rajesh Yadav’s words)
After receiving Mr. Abhishek Chamaria’s facebook invitaion for Fankaari Fossils (Fankaar ~ Artiste),
an Art Exhibit by Rajesh Yadav Visual Artist, presented by Manish Mahesh Sharma, in association with Sheejay Productions at Birla Academy of art and culture, yesterday, I was there relishing the fine taste of mixed media art which we don’t usually get to see. If you visit Fankaari Fossils you would know why I say this. I also received an email from Kolkata Bloggers inviting bloggers to the exhibition and share their experiences as blog posts. (Thank You Mr. Abhishek and Kolkata Bloggers.)
Colors of the royal Rajasthan palace, ancient mytholgy, culture of India, shades of nature, daily life, changing lives and culture, human nature, time travel through the present to the history, symbolic presentation of nine planets, Life fossils, Bulb man, varied moods of human mind depicted as masks, abstract portrayal of childhood memories were delights to the beholders. You see all this in Rajesh Yadav’s art, and you are spellbound to say “WOW”.
And this is how the Fankaar showcased colors of Bengal in his art pieces,
|The prime attraction: Rabindranath tagore, showing the way to the world.|
|The train of travelling traditions from the royal land of Rajasthan to the lively Bengal.|
My Personal favorites:
|The prince of my dreams. The best I found for I could relate with it.|
|LOVE-LUST, Another best 😛 I loved the abstract symbolic depiction.|
Artists are better human beings, I have always believed in this. While talking to Rajesh Yadav (A contemporary artist, muralist & designer who has bagged a bunch of awards for his mastery in arts), I felt the very same. He is a person so humble, so enthusiastic to explain his art works to you and he also answered every single question of mine with utmost politeness and involvement. His art works have been showcased at the World Fine Art Gallery, New York (2007), The Nehru Centre, London (2010) and in many more places.
It’s not easy to make art a profession (I feel in this world, either you have to be Picasso or an Engineer :P). Rajesh says, it’s not easy to do so. He received inspiration in his surroundings and followed his heart with a clear vision. He truly is an inspiration to all those who are artists, willing to soar high. The best thing about his art that I loved is, he represents India in it.
|Photographed with the Fankaar, Rajesh Yadav. Photo courtesy: Mr. Ajeet Singh Rao.|
The paintings and art works are up for display till 14th June, 2015. If you are interested in mixed media contemporary arts (which I bet you will fall in love with if you are at Fankaari Fossils) you can happily buy it. Art pieces with a cost ranging from INR 20,000 to more can be bought. Plus, I am happy to inform you that you may also get a special discount on the art works that are for display (This is your chance art lovers!!).
P.S. Talking about my very personal experience, I could connect with some of the art pieces. I am totally mesmerized. 🙂
P.P.S. I loved the arrangements. Congratulations to the organizers. The tea that was served in the rainy day was a pure-pure bliss for my soul (while my eyes were happily feasting upon the art works). 😀