Art comes alive at PBC Art Gallery
August 12, 2011: This Independence Day, colours on the canvases and brush strokes could not have delight-ably become more “vibrant” as four contemporary artists; Rohit Sharma, Pankaj Nigam, Naval Kishore and specially-abled Pradeep Tarei converged at PBC Art Gallery to paint live and the display of their artworks at a group art show namely ‘Vibrant Brushes’ at Paharpur Business Centre at Nehru Place.
The event was inaugurated by Padmashri Shovana Narayan, one of India’s most celebrated artiste of Kathak and former IAS Officer; Rajeev Lochan, Director, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi and art education specialist; Radhika Shrinagesh, an artist, art curator, and art consultant. Apart from these eminent dignitaries, ambassadors and art connoisseurs graced the occasion by their presence.
Mr. Kamal Meattle, CEO, Paharpur Business Centre & Software Technology Incubator Park, guests and exhibition visitors appreciated artists giving final touches to their paintings in-front of them. “It is indeed a splendid joy to see an artist beautifying his painting. The myriad colours, imagination and swift hand movement is something worth gazing and appreciating,” said Mr Kamal Meattle.
Among the artists, Rohit Sharma’s five works of art have been displayed. These are, “Delhi on Road- Mythical Cow”, “Modern Cow, Delhi on Road - Sleepless”, “Delhi on Road- Auto” and “I Love Delhi- Golden Car”. His work has evolved over a period of time with deep influence of his working in the city. His understandings of the nuances of life in the city are reflected in his keen sense of observation of day-to-day life, which unfolds in his work.
“The cows and vehicles in the paintings, all with distinct identity along with the background of the labyrinthine streets, brings to us the realities of the city, which is constantly on the move,” said Shweta Sharma, Manager Corporate Communications, Paharpur Business Centre. Rohit has been honoured with Biswanath Mukerjee Award and Swapan Biswas Award from College of Art, New Delhi in 2002.
Pankaj Nigam’s art is a fusion of art and poetry, emotion and expression, and freedom and conformity. One look at his art and one feels one is being taken through a journey of their soul. His paintings push onlookers to introspect. The strokes, lines, and colours reflect real people who are going an ethereal transformation. He has been bestowed with ‘National Youth Award’ in 1995. Five of his paintings are on display - “Dance for the Divine”, “Three monks”, “A Day in a Village”, “Dance for the Divine 1” and “Friends”.
Some of the visitors were enthralled by the paintings of Naval Kishore, as according to them, his serene brushes on Lord Buddha struck the right chord with spirituality and inner peace.
His art is full of expression—thoughts, emotions, and feelings—that cannot be expressed comfortably in a world full of conventional beliefs. His paintings are more about one’s inner quest, about the search of one’s own Buddha; one’s journey within. His paintings on display are – “Relation”, “Waiting for Morning”, “Bodhisattva”, “Buddhist Meditation” and “Buddha with Peacock”.
Pradeep Tarei’s artistic expression embraces natural panorama, rural culture, environmental harmony, architectural grandeur, portraits and figures invariably depicting harmony and serenity. He has a unique style of displaying mosaic effects on paintings of oil on canvas. He has been struggling to overcome his physical challenge of being hearing impaired. His five paintings include “Farmer”, “Seagulls”, “Foot Bridge”, “Mix Fruits” and “Peter the Great”.
The artworks will be on display from August 13– August 22, 2011, time: 9 am – 7 pm, at PBC Art Gallery, Paharpur Business Centre, 21 Nehru Place Greens, New Delhi – 110 019.
A part of the sales proceeds will go to Al Gore’s The Climate Project – India, a not for profit advocacy organization, which is essentially into educating people about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis at a grassroots level, nationwide.
About Paharpur Business Centre and PBC Art Gallery
Paharpur Business Centre is a state-of-the-art, environmentally attractive one-stop-shop for multinational companies planning a foray into the Indian Market. It offers "Instant Office" solutions on a plug and play basis with dedicated parking facilities and a suite of 28 support services. It is situated in one of the largest business districts of South Delhi - Nehru Place Greens, New Delhi, India.
It has recently become the first office building in India to be certified USGBC LEED Platinum under the category, ‘Existing Buildings (Operations & Maintenance). It is also BEE 5-star rated building.
PBC's management has revolutionized the serviced office concept by undertaking several endeavors to improve its Indoor Air Quality. Since 1996, the building's indoor air quality has been maintained to conform to the standards laid down by the American Society for Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The company is committed to the United Nations Global Compact, which addresses issues such as Human Rights, Labor Rights and Environment Protection, among others.
Another CSR initiative of the company is the PBC Art Gallery - Art for a green cause, a part of the sales proceeds go towards the improvement of the local environment.
Our most significant future project is 'GreenSpaces™' - a notified SEZ, to be ready in December 2013. This World's most energy efficient building of its size is proposed to be also built as a USGBC LEED Platinum, Teri Griha 5 star and a 5 star BEE rated building. It is a CDM project and an APP reference Flagship Project.