India Art Festival hosts first edition in New Delhi

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By A.Kameshwari

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): After hosting successful four editions in Mumbai and an international edition at the World Trade Centre in Seoul, Korea, India Art Festival has flown in to the national capital with over 300 artists and 40 art galleries from 15 Indian cities and 5 countries under one roof.

From contemporary work to modern art or complex art forms, the three-day long festival aims to provide a platform for artists, galleries, art collectors and connoisseurs to come together for dialogues and collaborations.

Here, a few artists presented their own-self through their canvas, while few simply expressed their passion towards the art.

“The title is ‘Will I’, basically it’s about the doubt and apprehensions that this kid has regarding life and all, he is approached towards life. He is a crippled child, his one leg is wooden. Where the fish and the book is signifying that there is so much knowledge in the world and there are infinite possibilities, this child is wondering will I be able to attain what I want to attain, so he has that expression,” Preeti Kodesia expressed to ANI while describing her painting at the venue.

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Artist Satbir Singh Waraich said that his paintings tell a lot about him and he likes to put in multiple stories within a single painting.

“I make paintings for myself after that it comes to the second stage that people like those paintings and to third stage that they want to buy that painting and fourth stage is that I get some money out of that. I am a storyteller I must say that. Mostly, I try to make beautiful paintings because people want to buy those paintings, but I put little bit of hint inside that as a story teller, so it’s a mix of both stuff,” he said.

“My themes are mostly architectures and heritages and the colours that I use are acrylic on canvas. I prefer to travel and work outdoors instead of sitting in a closed room and painting from a picture. My every work is completely based on spots,” another artist Sarnjit Singh told ANI when asked about his work.

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Apart from this, one can get their hands on Urdu calligraphy carved on sculptures, miniatures that have taken 30 long years to get complete, portraits which are knitted with beads, colourful threads, precious and semi-precious stones and a lot of breath-taking paintings by various artists.

India Art Festival, which began on January 14, will conclude on January 17. (ANI)

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