On till 26 December at the ICA Art Gallery, ‘Srijananubhav – An Experience of Creation’ is a Solo Art Exhibition of Artist RB Gautam’s paintings. Through his abstract art works, the artist has tried to showcase the intricacies of solitude.
“Solitude has an infinite power which helps us to understand ourselves and our nature better. In fact, by getting a better understanding of oneself, it is also easier to connect with the real world”, believes Jaipur based senior artist, RB Gautam. It is this belief that he has tried to showcase through his abstract art works displayed at the solo exhibition of his paintings ‘Srijananubhav – An Experience of Creation’. Over 20 of his distinct ‘Acrylic on Canvas’ artworks have been put up in the ICA Art Gallery situated near Jal Mahal in Jaipur.
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On being asked about his muse, the octogenarian artist says: “The various happenings of the society — be it the perils of the Covid-19 pandemic, the humanity that one witnessed during these times, violence against women, etc. — I find my muse in everything around me.”
After having contributed to the field of art for over five decades, the artist believes that struggle is an intrinsic part of one’s life. “Without facing challenges and difficulties, it is not possible to achieve success and earn a name for oneself in any field. Be it art, literature, music, dance or any other field, an artist must keep working on improving oneself and keep imbibing the new trends and nuances of that particular genre”, says RB Gautam.
Giving a message for other artists, art lovers and enthusiasts, he further says: “There is no substitute for hard work. To etch one’s name in history, it is essential to keep working hard and be true to one’s art, culture and traditions.”
The art exhibition was inaugurated on 19 December at the ICA Art Gallery by Padma Shri S. Shakir Ali, another eminent artist of the Pink City. On the occasion S. Shakir Ali shared that through the myriad hues of RB Gautam’s art works, a spectator can look deep into his soul. His paintings are a beautiful amalgamation of both sensitivity and simplicity.
A talk show, as a part of ‘The Right Platform’ series, was also organized on the occasion of the inauguration of the art exhibition. In conversation with Rahman Harfanmaula, artist RB Gautam shed light on his life story and journey as an artist for the visitors of the show. The owner of the gallery, Abhinav Bansal expressed his gratitude to both the artists as well as the guests at the opening of the exhibition.
“This is the last exhibition of the year 2021 at ICA Gallery and we couldn’t think of a better artist than Mr.RB Gautam himself. Exhibited here are RB Gautam’s works from his lifetime of experience in the art world spanning from classics to contemporary India”, said Abhinav Bansal.
While sharing her experience of witnessing the art works at the exhibition, an art lover and a regular visitor of the ICA art gallery, Jasbeer Kaur shared: “It has been a new experience at this gallery today. I was intrigued by the strokes and forms that the artist has beautifully exhibited in his paintings.”
The solo art exhibition of artist RB Gautam’s paintings , ‘Srijananubhav – An Experience of Creation’ will be on at the ICA Art Gallery till 26 December and can be visited between 11 am to 7 pm on all days of the week.
Date: 19 December – 26 December
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Venue: ICA Art Gallery, 73/C, Shankar Nagar, Mount Road, Near Jal Mahal, Jaipur