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"Vibrancy and Joy" an art event by Vikram Sethi - 23rd February 2019 till 3rd March 2019  at Hotel ITC Sheraton, Saket, New Delhi.

"Vibrancy and Joy" an art event by Vikram Sethi - 23rd February 2019 till 3rd March 2019  at Hotel ITC Sheraton, Saket, New Delhi.

This being a group show  of five talented artists. The  artists are : Ms. Usha Chengappa (artist based in Delhi)  Ms. Kasula Padmavati (artist based in Delhi originally from Hyderabad), Ms. Uma Gautam (artist based in Bangalore), Ms. Anuradha Nalapat (artist based in Bangalore), Ms. Alka Singh (artist based in Delhi).
  
About the Artist - Usha Chengappa : first studied Art as part of graduation at Banaras Hindu University. A deeper exploration into Art began 20 years ago, during her journey with yoga and meditation. A Yoga expert and a student of renowned Spiritual Guru Bharat Thakur, she appeared appeared on NDTV in a show called Bodylicious for a year.

A well-attended exhibition at the Visual Arts Gallery at the India Habitat Centre in 2005, saw a huge collection of large works where she painted with an unusual medium, glass paints on mirror. The result was an incredibly luminous, wild expression of translucent colours that created iridescent images of lotuses, blue gods, the sun, moon and stars. Many of her works were acquired by prominent industrialists, diplomats and art collectors.

Although the place of quiet joy, silence and a sense of wonder remain the same, acrylic is the new medium she uses to express herself now.
The works are spontaneous and bold, delicate and subtle. And leave the viewer to make their own meanings. Her portraits capture the essence of the individual being portrayed, while the abstracts depict dynamic waves of energy. Flowers are another subject close to her heart, finding their way into many of her canvases, from blushing hibiscuses to abundant chrysanthemums. If there is one theme you will find in all her works, it would certainly be the celebration of nature.
    
 
UMA GAUTAM - Art Profile - SOLO EXHIBITIONS : 1983 - Exhibition of Paper Collage at max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore, 1986 - Exhibition of Paper Collage at Bajaj Art Gallery, Bombay, 1992 - Exhibition of Mixed Media at Chola Sheraton, Madras, 1998 - Exhibition of Oil on Canvas at Galleria, Bombay, 1998 - Held an informal Exhibition of Oil On Canvas in Washington DC, USA, 2002 - Exhibition of Oil on Canvas at Right Lines Art Gallery, Bangalore, 2005 - Exhibition of Oil on Canvas -Baráká (Divine Blessing) at the Museum Gallery Bombay,  2013- Exhibition of Oil on Canvas, ‘Zikr’[Remembrance] at Time& Space Art Gallery, Bangalore, 2013 – Exhibition of Oil on Canvas at Art & Soul Art Gallery, Chennai, 2014 - Exhibition of Oil and acrylic on canvas and paper at Gallery G, Bangalore

Other Achievements of UMA GAUTAM : Featured/interviewed on Society Magazine, Femina, the Italian design/art magazines MODO and VIRUS as well as several newspapers, Interviewed by STAR TV in the section "SpotLight" on the relevance of Krishna in my work, Participated, by invitation in 2 Poetry Seminars organised by USIS, Madras, Written and published several short stories, poetry, essays and interviews in newspapers and magazines. Have written a lot of Urdu poetry too. Unpublished, as yet.

Published a book of poems titled Inner Weather in 1998, Titan Watches used 5 paintings of mine for their New Year cards, Designed the Raga launch range of watches for Titan, as well as 10 Timex watches, Have worked on design projects (Graphic, Retail and Product) for many companies such as Compaq, Levis, Brooke Bond and BPL
 
ART IN THE COLLECTIONS OF: ~ Manoviraj Khosla ~CIE India (Cottage Industries Exposition) ~ Titan Watches Limited (Tata Group) ~ITC (Indian Tobacco Company) ~ Welcome Group Hotels ~ Advanta Technologies Pvt. Ltd. ~ Consolidated Coffee Limited ~ Lucent Technologies ~ Himalaya Drugs Limited ~   ManiRatnam (Film Director) ~  Vani Ganapthy ~   Salman Khan ~   Malaika Arora Khan ~ Sohail & Seema Khan ~ Alvira Agnihotri ~ Atul Kasbekar (Photographer) ~  Matrix India Entertainment Consultants ~  David Dhawan (Film Director)
and several art collectors, private buyers in India, USA, Sweden, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.
Currently work in the areas of yoga, painting and writing in Bangalore.

Anuradha Nalapat is a professional artist based in Bangalore and has exhibited her paintings throughout India. She has chosen the visual medium and the written word to explore and delve into the mind for an understanding of the self. She is a published author and poet and her stories and poetry have been published in journals like the Indian Literature and the South Asian review. Her book of verse is called ‘Nothing is Safe’ and her book of short stories is called Naalkavalayile Kuttichathan. She works with children and conducts art and science based workshops through projects like ‘Stillnessandme’ and ‘Anointing the Unseen.’

She considers herself a chronicler of the mind, plumbing the depths, pricing out and erasing structured memory capsules. In the process she says she tastes freedom, nature, creativity, love, god particle…call it by whatever name. For her the process of art is quite like an alchemist’s, converting the raw material of life into gold- into understanding. But she reiterates that the conversion happens not by adding on, but by losing...the more you erase the more it shines through.
 
In ‘Tortoise Nautilus Venus and Us’ through painting, drawing and poetry she explores the similarities of Patterns existing in nature and in human thoughts and behavior. She believes that all fields of study, whether Psychology, Epistemology, Theology, Art or Religion, all in their own ways are trying to deal with the Patterns of the human mind. A book that arose out of this exploration was called ‘The Little Book Of Serendipity’ This exhibition saw a coming together of Science and Art.
 
Artist Ms. Padmavati :Based in Delhi, she has for 25 years been painting in different mediums and did a two year diploma in fine arts from DCA.(Delhi College Of Art)

Artist Ms. Alka Singh : She is a home maker and posseses a strong sense of artistry and believes in the power of oneself which is displayed in all the art pieces she paints.She has studied Bachelors of ART from B.R.Ambedkar University ,AGRA ,U.P. She has done several group shows and her works are with top Indian collectors.
   
This show's opening reception on 23rd February  had a very elegant guest list,attendance of people from different wakes of life such as Beauty Pageant winner and showstopper- Ms. Shikha Jain, Beauty Pageant organiser Ms. Lavina Bhatia, Ms. Deepshikha Khanna, Ms. Shivani - media consultant, Media Honcho - Mr. Sandeep Marwah of MARWAH STUDIOS, Sr. Vice President of North India Regional Council - Indo American Chamber of Commerce - Mrs. Aruna Sethi, Media Honcho - Mr. Iqbal Malhotra, Mr. Raj Chengappa of INDIA TODAY GROUP,  Beauty Pageant organiser and  socialite - Ms. Chand Bakshi, Mr. Talwar - Art Collector, Mr. Manik Shergill, Mr. Nainjyot Singh - Co-owner of TE AMO, Ms. Wada from Japan, Mr. Chris Francis from UK, Ms. Aruna Mahkija, Ms. Sonia Goyal … and several others.

Artists present were Ms. Usha Chengappa, Ms. Padmavati, Ms. Alka Singh.

Special Thanks to the management of HOTEL ITC SHERATON, SAKET  mainly.. General Manager - Ms. Benita Sharma, Resident Manager - Mr. Rishi Mattu,F&B Manager - Mr. Kavra, Mr. Abhinav and others.

Art Curator and show organizer - Mr. Vikram Sethi recently won the Business Eminence Service award 2017 in February 2017,for the best art curator of 2016 (he also had won the Bharat Nirman award 2015 for the best art curator) and he has the ability to bring together a lot of talented, emerging artists and helps in promoting them. This show is on display from 23rd February  2019 to 3rd March, 2019 in Hotel ITC Sheraton, Saket, New Delhi. This show has been supported by Hotel ITC Sheraton,Saket, New Delhi and Media Powered by Asian News Channel India Pvt. Ltd. / News Age Pvt. Ltd. / News Global e-TV Networks Pvt. Ltd. and World News 24x7 Pvt. Ltd.