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“Spandan – 3” painting exhibition at the International Roerich Memorial Trust


An exhibition of paintings organised by the Spandan Creative Hub at the Roerichs International Memorial Trust was held from May 19 to 21 at the IRMT Exhibition Hall. The exhibition showcased the works of 10 renowned artists from different parts of India. Guest of honour, Dr Suresh Jaiswal, a senior official of the Himachal Pradesh government administration, inaugurated the exhibition. Mr. Suresh Kumar, Indian Curator of the IRMT, and Mr. Dmitry Surgin, Assistant to Russian Curator of the Trust and a staff member of the International Centre of the Roerichs (Moscow), took part in the inauguration of the exhibition on the behalf of the IRMT.

Dr Lal Singh, Deputy Director of the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, the world's largest autonomous youth organisation curated by the Government of India, delivered the welcome address. In his address, Dr Singh said that an artist is a reflection of the society and he creates that society, changes it with the movement of his brush. Dr Suresh Jaiswal, a guest of honour at the exhibition, after viewing the paintings of all the participants, congratulated the artists and wished them further success, noting that it is creative individuals who are called upon to be the guardians of a highly moral society.

The primary objective of the Spandan Creative Hub is to provide support and facilitate the development of various art forms, with a particular focus on painting. The organisation holds exhibitions, conferences and seminars with the objective of attracting artists of different disciplines and the general public. In particular, the club provides support to young artists from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The exhibition features a diverse array of paintings, each with its own unique style and objective. Dr. Ashok Kumar Verma's works are characterised by an almost surrealistic quality and an expressive approach to societal expression and environmental advocacy. Dr. Ankur Verma's paintings, on the other hand, employ a simple and defined style, with hues and tones that are low in saturation and permeated with a passionate love for rural life in India; detailed bright. Works of Mr. Pankaj Sisodiya also encompasses detailed, bright and sunny architectural marvels of India.  Mr. Balram Verma’s works are semi-realistic and passionate autumn-like watercolours, uniting European classic expression with Indian motives.  Mrs. Seema Singh's monumental, bright heroic canvas is a notable example of Indian art. Mr. Prakash Jadhav's airy works are characterised by rhythmic harmony and gentle movements of fish in water. Portrait works by Mr. Dattatrey Goilkar and Madhavi Goilkar are characterised by an expressive and lively quality, while abstract works by Mr. Sunil Kumar display a vibrant and colourful palette, showcasing intricate compositional balance. Dr. Lal Ranjith's expressionist paintings are notable for their bold use of colour and unconventional compositions, while Mr. Prashant Tripathi's works exhibit a rhythmic interconnection of contrasting elements.

Dr Ramesh Chandel of Kala Suman Rangmanch (Punjab), Dr Dev Kanya Thakur, Dr Shyam Handa and others were also among the guests of honour at the opening. The opening concluded with an engaging conversation between the artists and guests of the exhibition on the theme of supporting art and its importance in nurturing the younger generation.

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