Indian Paintings and art fairs 2012
Indian Art fairs and exhibitions - Bangalore 2012
It was that day of the year again, the day of art for all. An art exhibition, the biggest of its kind covering miles of road and artists from everywhere across this nation flock to exhibit their paintings on the streets of Bangalore. The premises of the Chitra Kala Praishat is huge, but not big enough for the thousands upon thousands of artist who congregate here for this fair. Chitra santhe or Art Bazaar as it is called aims to connect the artist to the buyer. You have to be there to feel the inspiration coursing through your veins and reaching and touching even those not too artistically inclined. I would never miss this day for anything in the world. I spent the whole day talking to artists encouraging them and learning what goes into those beautiful masterful pieces of art. With the crowds in thousands thronging about, getting a good look at art that is exhibited is next to impossible. It was not just paintings, crafts of all kind, fibre art, tattoo and you name it, and it was there. You could have a pencil portrait for less than $2 . What more could you want?
Lost in the beauty of man made creation around me I was in heaven. Holding a piece of heaven wrapped in newspaper lifted me even higher. Buying art directly from the artist cost you just 1/10 of what a dealer would charge you. I tried to pick up conversation with artists who looked different from the usual artistic types. What did I find? Men and women who threw up their jobs to follow their heart and their passion. People who had full time jobs and families, yet found the time to worship the art they so loved. A software engineer, a student, a mother, a business man were all part of the surprise package. People with a heart for art. I named my pictures ‘heArt’
I promised a few upcoming artist that I would mention their names and link up to their sites because they deserve to be recognized for their talents. The sweat and the labour of love really goes unrewarded.
This picture of a mother and child stole my heart. I could not afford the piece and it was too big for my home anyways. I just couldn’t get enough of this. This is the kind of talent you get to see.
I am partial to Landscapes, especially oil on canvas. I bought one, a picture of serenity, snow caped mountains and a stream reflecting the greenery. The lady who did the painting was a untrained artist, a teacher, whose driving passion has been her art. I wanted to pose with my painting but I decided that the artist was the one who actually merited a place on these pages. Here is Mrs Nayana with her scenic peace / piece. I am waiting for her to create a website so I could link up with her. An amazing human being with amazing talent.
Ravi Raja's landscapes were a notch above the others, not the usual copies of the masters. The light streaming through the trees, the almost three dimensional effect of the painting and their textures fascinated me. He works full time in a huge corporate and yet finds the time to beautifully adorn as many canvases as to hold a exhibition by himself. Look up his site www.ravirajart.com and get in touch with him directly.
Another artist was busy talking to a lady who was crying. I wondered what was happening, I did not catch their conversation as I was too interested in the paintings I saw. The man was consoling her, this woman of good standing. After she left he narrated to his friend that he found the lady looking very sad and staring at nothing, so he asked her what made her sad. The woman broke down on the street telling him that she had come last year to this exhibition with her husband and she missed him this year as had passed on a few days later of a heart attack. What caught my attention was the artist had hundreds of people staring at his art and trying to buy them, he was busy consoling a woman from his heart. I salute the humanity in the artist. He spent something close to half an hour disregarding his business just to speak and console a stranger he had never met before or may never ever meet again. This is India, the land that I so love. A people with a heart, placing value on what is the most important thing of all humanity. I could not get to interview this man as he was mobbed by buyers vying for his attention.
This young man Selva Senthil Kumar here has great talent. His painting of a young girl and a bullfight of the south blew me away. His colors and depiction were stunning. This simple young man has great talent that could do well with some promotion. Today if you are interested please do get in touch with these artists directly and place your orders. I have nothing to do with it. My work here is done. I wanted to show them my appreciation and salute them for their talent through this small promotion here on Hubpages. His website is http://www.venkyartist.com/
This is only a very minuscule sample of the Indian art fair, I would be linking this hub with other artists as and when I check out their websites. Thank you for staying with me to salute some exceptional talent and hard work that these artist put in. I appreciate that very much!