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Sentiments – An Art Show.

February 10, 2018

Artists Jagruti Rammohan, Gouri Velhal and Palak Shingade in association with Manav Foundation present “Sentiments” – An Art Show.

The Artists says,
Painting is an opportunity to express what we think, what we feel, what we love or hate, what we hope, what we want to change, what we want from the future and admire from the past, and whatever else might move us. It’s part of humanity to want and need to express those things.

The art has been created, and is now being hung and displayed. It’s time to begin the celebration! Sentiments ~ An Art Show, An intimate representation of our subtle feelings, to friends, family and artlovers.

About the Artists:

Jagruti Rammohan

Growing up in a very isolated region of Maharashtra, Nashik, Jagruti developed a close relationship with the natural world as a young child. That relationship is the basis for her art, in which the patterns and textures of nature are turned into graphically striking images. Sometimes painting on different materials, Jagruti allowed the physicality of the materials to reveal the innate qualities of the world she wants to depict. Working in acrylic paints, oil colours, pencil colours and water colour. Jagruti employs a bold colour palette and fluid style to give her landscapes a presence that captures the essence of the wilderness while unveiling a vivid interior world.

From the shapes of her images, which often take the long, narrow dimensions of a tree reaching toward the sky or the vast oceans merging with the sky, to the importance that the circle, with its connotations of totality and timelessness, Jagruti is sensitive to the spiritual power of nature’s forms.

Jagruti, beyond abstract, loves mural art. Its definite and intricate form excites her. She has also merged mural and abstract and presented a collection during the Goa Art Festival in 2016, and was well appreciated.

An alumni of Abhinav Kala Mahavidyala, Jagruti is also a social entrepreneur and uses colours to teach mentally challenged kids in different schools in Bombay and is currently preparing a case study to support her findings.

Gouri Velhal

An alumni of Abhinav Kala Mahavidyala, Gouri have spent lot of her time dedicated to art. Art for her is not only visual but vocal as well, singing and music remains great inspiration to her visual expressions. Following the footsteps of her father, a well admired art teacher and Sir J. J. School of Art graduate; she have participated in several shows and made a mark with her vivid style.

Juxtaposing the mundane with the exotic, Gouri’s work is usually centres female expressions. Her pieces have a surreal quality about them, possibly due to the palette she employs. Her acrylics on canvas are moments captured in daily life. Her women, though, are highly stylized, with romantic eyes, long noses and subtle features. Her works has the surreal and dream-like quality. In real life, she gets an inspiration through the various faces from different cultures and their costume, jewellery and beauty.

Palak Shingade

Myself, Palak Shingade, Graphic Designer, graduated from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai in the year 2000. After over a decade, working for corporates, decided to switch to abstract art, my primary medium is acrylic. Painting which started as a hobby at the growing phase in my life is now a full time passion.

My artworks are mostly made by fingers. It’s a physical outward attempt to communicate something vulnerable inside. Each painting has a natural flow and has its own plane and light to it, and its own composition. The brush stroke is about finding what’s enough, and what’s exactly right. Like in Japanese gardening, you want to allow some leaves to remain when you’re sweeping a path so it will feel natural. My paintings are not lukewarm, I never wanted to be lukewarm. It’s a celebration of my being, special kind of life. It is what it is, nothing more nothing less. For me, the canvas is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.

Unreciprocated feelings start to become indulgent, and it doesn’t serve anyone, and it’s painful. But if you transform it into remembrance, then you’re magnifying the person you lost and also giving something of that person to other people, so they can experience something of that person. Sentiments should not be rendered by an excited trembling; it can neither be added on nor be imitated. It is the seed; the work is the flower.

When desire to survive and the fear of death met my passion, it gave birth to my artistic sentiments. Black is an intimate representation of my subtle feelings. Resilient practice of abstraction is an escape to my abstract reality. It simply not to be understood, it needed to be felt.

About Manav Foundation –
It has been observed that whilst the world has increasingly responded to the growing threats to the human body, little has been done especially in India, to address Mental Illness. To highlight the sheer negligence that Mental Illness faces as a social issue, one can review the severe lack of Mental Health facilities in Mumbai, perhaps India’s most “stressed” city. The severity of illiteracy on Mental Health was identified by the trustees of the MANAV Foundation, one of whom is a primary caregiver of a family member suffering from Mental Illness. The aim of this rehabilitation centre is to facilitate the reintegration of mentally ill individuals into mainstream society.

This therapeutic facility known as the Manav Rehabilitation Centre (MRC) is currently located in Grant Road, central Mumbai. Through it’s interventions for adults with Mental Illness such as Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar Disorders, OCD & such, this facility provides individuals recovering from Mental Illness the opportunity to resume life as independent contributors to society & most importantly, significant members of society. Different group interventions are scheduled each day of the week such as (but not limited to) Group Therapy Sessions, Drama Sessions, Art Based Therapy, Dance Movement Therapy, Music Therapy, and Animal Assisted Therapy. All these sessions are designed to facilitate rehabilitation and reintegration.

The Art show was inaugurated on 8th Feb 2018
The exhibition will be on view till 13th February 2018 | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Chitrakala Parishath
Art Complex,
Kumara Krupa Road,
Near Shivananda Circle,
Kumara Park East
Bengaluru-560 001.

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