Bhubaneswar, Sept. 14: A group of Odia artists have organised an exhibition in Bhopal as an endeavour to promote and popularise art.
This is the fifth edition of exhibitions by the group, Together, that earlier organised art shows in Bhubaneswar.
The exhibition that started at Bharat Bhavan in Bhopal from September 11 featured the works of 61 well-known artists from all over India and a young sculptor from Sri Lanka.
“Art appreciation is growing in the country, but people are not aware of the current trends in the techniques and themes in paintings. Hence, we try to bring together well-known artists from all over the country at exhibitions,” said noted artist Manas Jena, the founder of the group.
This art show is a part of Together’s series of group shows on contemporary and modern art.
Works of three generations of artists from India such as celebrity veterans Harchandan Singh Bhatti, Yusuf, Sailabala Nayak, Siba Panigrahi, Chandramani Biswal, D.N. Rao and established names such as Ravindra Salve, Manas Jena, Gyanesh Mishra, Sangita Pattnaik, Gouranga Bariki, Ranjan Mallick, Tarakant Parida, Gopal Samantaray are on display at the exhibition.
Amateur experimenters such as Bijay Nayak, Gouri Prasad Rout, Chandra Sekhar Sethi, Khetrabasi Mahanta, Santosh Kumar Routray are also taking part in the art exhibition, said Bhubaneswar-based painter and member of the group, Meenaketan Patnaik, whose work is also a part of the exhibition.
Young Sri Lankan artist Srimali Chandrasena has displayed a sculpture of a fish with patterns of textures on stone.
“The art works displayed here show a synthesis of enriched thought processes. Some of the art works are reflective, which outshine metaphysical sphere and are sure to interest the viewers,” he said.
“Nowadays, contemporary art of India has an eye westwards for stimulation. But, a large number of our contributors have preferred otherwise. Many veterans have tuned their vision of the evergreen phenomenon by creating a vivid and unsullied mood in a way to renew an exquisite colour concord,” said Patnaik.
The exhibition will continue till September 16.