Palettes of hope

Resurrecting dreams

When Radhika Mukhiya found a purpose of showcasing her art, she introduced the world of ‘Maadhyam’— an organisation that gives the artists a platform to promotes their work and contribute for a cause.

Keeping this concept in mind, the Bengaluru-based art promoter is exhibiting an array of art themed ‘After the Rains’ at The Taj West End till August 4. The event features about 100 works of 40 upcoming, as well as award-winning artists to showcase their contribution. The profit collected through this will be donated to the Nepal High Commission (Relief Fund). 

Radhika explains, “I usually showcase different works and give my contributions to paediatric and below poverty level cancer patients. But when I heard about the Nepal earthquake, I wanted to do something to help. I got in touch with the Nepal High Commission and I hope to raise a good fund for the cause.”

The contemporary Indian art is sure to delight the art connoisseurs of the City. “The idea behind the theme was to blend in with the season. While ‘After the Rains’ has a romance added to it, there’s also a melancholy attached to it. With the Nepal tragedy, I wanted the art to sort of ignite and resurrect the shattered dreams and livelihood there,” Radhika adds.

The show takes one through different moods and themes to suit the taste buds and colour palettes.

    From Seema Kohli’s ethereal brushwork to Madhuri Bhaduri’s serene landscapes and Vijaya Kiyawat’s watercolours, the art evokes the memory of a time of comfort, peace and divinity, and thereon to a state of confusion in Saraf Nataraj’s satire.

The display also has Bharti Prajapati’s work portraying a rural woman whom she perceives as a real hero to Gorjala and Subra’s gods. There is also Steven Ghandi’s beautiful projection of ‘Journey of Life’.

Other participating artists include Nishant Dange, Babu Xavier, Jitendra Baoni, Kakoli Sen, SA Vimal Nathan, Suresh Gulage, Surbhi Soni, Shraddha Rathi, Abdullah Pathan and more.
Amit Bhar, one of the artists, concludes, “When Radhika approached me to contribute my paintings for this cause, I was very excited. It’s wonderful to see that many other artists are also coming into place to help the Nepal earthquake victims and bring relief to the country in whatever ways we can.”

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