Finding Peace In Art

Published By: 
The Goan
Dated On: 
4th February 2017
Finding Peace In Art

Lending their own meaning the word peace(shanti) through their art works, Manjunaath Naik, Osborne Carvalho, Gail Gelburd and Aditi Pande will come together for a new art show titled Shantii which begins on February 5-7 pm at Carpe Diem Art and Learning Centre - Majorda.

For Osborne Carvalho, shanti can be found in different ways for different people and this is what he seeks to display in the new series where shanti is ageless, joyful, sinful, kinky and fun. Aditi Pande however, feels that the artist's soul is often torn between its dual existences - that of her artistic self and the other as a social/family being. Her take on the series thus poignantly captures the loss of contemplative space integral to the artistic existence, in the drive to the effortlessly essay the various other roles that life brings along.

U.S. artist Gail Gelburd on the other hand aims to capture the peace and calmness within through photographs. Among the images in the collection are Buddhist figures from all over the world (Japan, India, US, Korea, Nepal, China, Tibet) who rise above or break through the debris, or mist or veils of ignorance, for a single moment of meditation or contemplation. ... a chance to find peace in the turmoil. As for Manjunaath Naik, rhe artist has always been attracted to human forms, curves and dimensions and the core of his work is expressing love in its different moods. For him, Shantii appears in the form of an animal friend, aesthetic plant life, the family and through the pleasures and comforts of the male and female forms.

The exhibition will be on till February 19 from 10 am to 7 pm.