A Wonderful World, is the first ever art exhibition benefit for the New Delhi-based NGO Four Steps, in association with the Nitanjali Art Gallery. An exclusive preview of the works of twenty artists is being held in Bangalore at the Mediterranean restaurant Olive Beach. Art aficionados in the city have the opportunity to view the exhibition of works of the various artists including Jamil Naqsh, Amiya Bhattacharjee, Kamar Alam and Seema Kohli from March 18thto 20th. The curator of the show Elizabeth Rogers has worked extensively on creative endeavours across the globe.
Founded in 2003 in New Delhi and directed by Jayanti Dalmia, Four Steps, a part of the Dalmia Sewa Trust is a research, training and rehabilitation centre for children with special needs. To date, its site in Kailash Colony supports an EIS centre, a special school, a pre-a centre and a vocational centre. This benefit conceived together with Nitanjali heralds the need for Four Steps to find a permanent home for their centre. In the words of the founders, they “need a home away from home”, as a stable, steady environment with green spaces. This event also acknowledges three decades of friendship between Jayanti Dalmia of Four Steps and Anjali Bhalla of Nitanjali, as well as the Centre’s commitment to “our creative world”.
The artists for the Bangalore project include: Amiya Bhattacharya, Anoop Kamath, Balu Sadalge, Binoy Varghese, Chhotu Lal, Jamil Naqsh, Julius Macwan, Kamar Alam, Kishore Roy, Nupur Kundu, Partha Bhattacharjee, Puja Bahri, Sachindra Nath Jha, Seema Kohli, Shubra Das, Sourav Bhattacharya, Sovan Satadru Banduri, Sujata Bajaj, Sujata Dere, and Yugal Kishore Sharma.
Throughout the works by the artist the genres range from abstract to figural, from neo-geometric to the contemporary surreal. Their palettes encompass the muted, the highly vibrant, and intertwined spectrums. Pictorial and tapestry motifs populate some picture planes. Two of the artists (Chottu Lal and Yugal Kishore Sharma both from Jaipur) are celebrated contemporary miniature painters. The legendary Pakistani artist Jamil Naqsh depicts his female form with pigeons. Materials embraced include oil and acrylic paints, watercolour, charcoal, pastel and conte, aluminium, handmade paper, mixed media (digital works), and wood.
The exhibition is on till the 20th of March at Olive Beach, for further details contact: Ph: 080 41128400