Bhopal: A new revolution has started in the sphere of art in Bhopal. The flag bearers of this phenomenon are young artists from diverse fields who may prove to be the best in the world.
The new breed of artists are college students or even younger, who are about to take their CBSE examination.
Rishabh Nigam, a fourth year engineering student of Jagran Lakecity University (JLU), is leading the young artists from the front. He brought them together under one roof by organising the grand two day Riddhi Siddhi Art exhibition to display their work at the prestigious Swaraj Bhawan Gallery in the State capital on 28 and 29 September 2018. It was well attended and widely appreciated.
Rishabh excells when it comes to coloured charcoal portrait drawings. The eyes in some paintings seem to follow you….the Mona Lisa painting with eyes that follow is a famous example. Rishabh’s stunningly beautiful portrait of a lady in a colourful sari with a sideways glance that never leaves you was the centre piece and a show stopper at this exhibition.
Shruti Parihar is a CBSE student. Her passsion is excelling in her art form which, according to her, revolves around the “Mandala” which in Sanskrit literally means a “circle” that also represents the Universe.
Her creations on display immediately caught everyone’s attention.
Mandala is a symbol that has both spiritual and ritual importance and sanctity in Hinduism and Buddhism.
Vedic rituals use mandalas such as the Navagraha mandala to this day. Buddhist architecture often applied mandala as the plan to design Buddhist structures, temple complexes and stupas.
Mandala, as a focused art form, is used as an aid for meditation and also for inducing trance.