Women’s issues and Rajasthani heritage highlights at Abhivyakti Ek Prayas

17th Annual Art Exhibition ‘Abhivyakti Ek Prayas’ concluded

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Zero size figure is every woman’s desire. Obesity is one of the major problems amongst women. They are not only ashamed of their big size but they resist from public appearances and carry a mindset that people will make fun of them for being fat. But Ruchika Joshi, a post graduate student doesn’t think alike. Her weight was always on higher side but according to her she wasn’t ashamed of it since she was active participant in various sports and cultural activities. She has tried to convey her feelings through her artwork displayed at Jawahar Kala Kendra’s Chaturdik Gallery on the occasion of 17th Annual Art Exhibition “Abhivyakti Ek Prayas…. 2016-17 which was concluded on Sunday. The exhibition was inaugurated on Wednesday by the eminent artist Himmat Shah. IIS Abhivyakt Annual Art Exhibition 2

Ruchika Joshi’s artworks were appreciated by the visitors. Her work was based on fabric pasted sculptures in which she has portrayed a fatty woman who is enjoying her life to the fullest as she is dancing and chilling out. Ruchika has filled colours and joy in her life through coloured fabric. Also, the future artist has tried to express her love life in which she is enjoying cozy moments with her beloved.

Students had chosen various art forms like murals, tempera, creative compositions to name a few to express their resentment and distress over social problems, specifically violence against women. Nikita Sharma showed the feelings of a helpless woman who is the victim of societal pressure and ignorance. While Chhavi Sharma illustrated a powerful woman resist to be handcuffed and want to lead her life on her own terms.

Sakshi Singh had used creative composition as an art form to express her feelings on how we are losing on our traditions and culture like an old and unwanted furniture or something.

The highlight of the exhibition was the beauty of Rajasthani heritage that had been showcased through murals, tempera, illustrations etc. Aakansha Jain, Bhawna Natani, Priyansha Jain, Rani Vajpayee, Sakshi Aggrawal, Purva Vyas, Prachi Singvi and Sania Khan exhibited the beauty of Hawa Mahal, Amer, Jal Mahel etc which got appreciation from one and all.

Students put together their hard work and talent to showcase their best in various visual art forms including compositions, wood art, still life, mural, illustrations, caricature, sculpture, drawing, tempera, print making, poster ad, designs, book covers etc under the guidance of visual arts experts of the university.

“More than 1000 artworks are put on display and this five days long exhibition got a lot of appreciation and kudos from the art lovers”. Shwet Goel, Head, Department of Visual Arts, said.

Through photographs, illustrations, wood art etc, artists tried to bring forth best forms of nature and different facets of human life. Also, some students tickled the funny bone with humorous illustrations and caricatures.

This five days long exhibition was opened for art lovers at Chaturdik Gallery of Jawahar Kala Kendra. This exhibition was not only loved by art lovers but buyers and different companies had also shown interest in students artworks.

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