| Artist Suraj Kumar Kashi takes part in the workshop at Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir on Friday. Picture by Ashok Sinha |
The trend of girls moving out of the state to pursue their dreams was depicted through a painting of artist Suraj Kumar Kashi.
Suraj is taking part in Yuva Kalakar, a painting workshop organised by the state art, culture and youth affairs department and Bihar Lalit Kala Akademi at Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir. The workshop, which started on December 10, would conclude on December 15.
Mithilanchal Express, the creation of the 37-year-old artist, depicts the emotions of women who choose to move out of the state to pursue their dreams but at the same time remain attached to their families and values. Describing his painting, Suraj said the portrait showed various forms of energy and emotions that women face when they move out of the state to fulfil their dreams.
The red horse in the background symbolises the energy and the society. “I have tried to show both the negative and positive forms of energy by using various colours. For example, the red horse symbolises energy and the society,” Suraj told The Telegraph.
Suraj chose the name Mithilanchal, as Goddess Sita belonged to the region.
Suraj, who hails from Jamui, is at present a student of Delhi College of Arts.
Satya Sarth, another artist from Patna, who also took part in the workshop, depicted the development of a brain of a person through her painting.
Describing her creation, Satya, a former student of Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta, said: “When newborns want to eat, they cry and get something to eat. So, from the next time they know that when they are hungry, they can express themselves by crying. This is how the brain develops.”
Satya has used various colours in the painting to show different phases of life.
Around 20 artists are taking part in the six-day painting workshop.