Cricket fever turns Artsy with a unique exhibition
Lucknow: The art world echoed with the creative fours and sixes of the eleven players of “Cricket Fever… Batty Art”, someone turned out to be an all-rounder, someone showered transparent shapes of colors on the surface of the bat and someone gave a gift to IPL.
Amazing performance by every artist. Just as in cricket, the performance of the player keeps the audience engaged with the popular game and maintains the enthusiasm towards the game. Similarly, when the audience immerses in the art of an artist, then it is clear that the artist is not only reflective of his subject matter, amazing facts and arguments, but also about the art, as other professional cricket players.
Deputy Chief Minister of the state Brajesh Pathak inaugurated the art exhibition of artworks created during the four-day All India Art Camp titled “Cricket Fever… Batty Art” at Saraka Art Gallery of Hotel Lebua, located in the capital’s Mall Avenue.
Dr. Vandana Sehgal, Curator of Art Camp and Dean of Faculty of Architecture and Planning, welcomed her with a bouquet. Appreciating the works done in the exhibition, the Deputy Chief Minister said that he could not even imagine to connect cricket with art, but seeing the artefacts displayed here, the contribution of Vandana Sehgal and Sehgal family in the field of art.
Appreciated and said that this will prove to be a milestone. Brajesh Pathak also honored all the artists and said that I and my government will always encourage such an event and if it is linked to our culture in this way, it will be a good news
A personality dedicated to art like Vandana Sehgal has dedicated paintings of eleven enthusiastic contemporary artists of the country to art and sportspersons, seeing their dedication and artworks, the work of painters cannot be denied. For visual arts, it is necessary that after conceiving a picture, in order to create a picture, the picture of the painter should also be displayed, because then a necessary relationship is established between the audience, art lovers and the picture. Due to which the development of painting and the art understanding and direction of young artists are determined by this process of exhibition.
Artists from different states of the country also displayed their art due to the enthusiasm of the cricket match to be held during IPL in Lucknow. The works displayed in the exhibition have been done during the art workshop by the artists in a four-day special art camp in the state capital Lucknow. This camp is very special for cricket lovers. This art camp is special in the contemporary art world.
Art camp and exhibition coordinator Bhupendra Asthana said that in this four-day art camp, all the artists have made their canvas on the cricket bat. On which painting, installation, engraving etc. on their own technique, style will give the form of an artwork. In this camp senior printmaker artist Anand Moy Banerjee from New Delhi, Dattatreya Apte, painter Sanjay Sharma, sculptor Rajesh Ram, sculptor Binoy Paul from Assam, sculptor Prem Singh from Manipur, sculptor Vijaya Chauhan from Vadodara, Madhubani folk artist Hema Devi from Bihar, Ceramic artist Manoj Sharma from Maharashtra, painter Nilesh Yogi from Madhya Pradesh, painter Dhiraj Yadav from Uttar Pradesh, Manisha Kumari from Jharkhand and art photographer Shailendra Kumar from Bihar participated to document.
Asthana further told that artist Anandamoy Banerjee, who came to the camp, has carved figures on the bat using bright colors. Banerjee’s paintings are emotional. In which the shapes are engraved with bright lines. Senior contemporary painter Dattatreya Apte has used glass on the bat so that the transparency in the figures can be clearly expressed through his sensibility. Apte simply sits and gives creative shapes. Painter Sanjay Sharma tried to create shapes on the bat in the medium of acrylic colors, in which many figures on the bat itself are attracted to cricket. Contemporary young sculptor Rajesh Ram, in line with his style of work Shapes have been carved on the bat, which gives the impression of caves and ancient crafts.
Vinay Pal, a sculptor from Assam, has created a beautiful religion in creative shape in colorful shapes. Sculptor Prem Singh, who came from Manipur, has created the form of a sculptor on the bat. I have tried to keep the environment around me. Sculptor Vijaya Chauhan, who came from Vadodara, has also made beautiful use of ceramic on the surface of the bat. Madhubani folk artist Hema Devi, who came from Bihar, has shown the Madhubani art style. Labor artist Manoj Sharma from Maharashtra has molded the various jackets of the players in different colors in large sizes. In which the composition of the shapes makes their artwork attractive.
Painter Nilesh Yogi from Madhya Pradesh has engraved the problems caused by climate change on the surface of the bat through paper. Uttar Pradesh’s painter Dhiraj Yadav has expressed his feelings with bright white paper and color on the surface of the bat. This exhibition will be on for art lovers till June 3, 2023.