Finding meaning in mundane

first_imgFor Delhi based colourist Bibhuti Dash, the greater purpose of art is to find intrinsic value than mere visual representation of routine activity. He feels that dispassionate glance at a person struggling with machine and tools associated with his livelihood may appear to be mundane and nondescript. But when seen in unison with emotions and feelings – hope and despair, expectations and troubles in the life of the person – the perspective changes completely. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDash in his maiden exhibition has tried to capture the beauty of such mundane and ordinary subjects. “Every day, we come across different people busy doing their daily jobs – which could be selling fruits, stitching clothes or collecting junk. They have problems like any of us, but that doesn’t stop them from dreaming high. However, all we see is a person dressed in shabby clothes doing his daily chores. Is it all that defines them,” questions Dash. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”My work tries to look beyond the obvious, and make us more humane towards the commoners,” he adds. An exhibition of 108 paintings by Bibhuti is on display at All India Fine Arts and Craft Society. Titled ‘Dainandin: A quest for miracles in the mundane’, the art show was inaugurated on April 5, in the presence of K J Alphons, Minister of Tourism, Government of India; Padmashree Ram V Sutar, Eminent sculptor; Adwaita Gadanayak, Director General of NGMA, and many other renowned artists. It will go on until April 11. The shades used in the paintings are strikingly bright and vibrant but still appear real. Each art piece catches eyeballs for its unique individuality. As a self-taught artist, Bibhuti Dash has displayed exemplary ability to handle the medium and artistic expression. He can definitely look forward to attaining a formidable presence in the world of art in the coming days. Hailing from Orissa, Dash is the Director, Tourism by profession. Despite a busy schedule and never-ending responsibilities, his love for art never faded. “For the last 3-4 years, I have been making a painting every Sunday.” Finding time to follow his passion and paint something that reflects his thoughts has always been therapeutic for the artist. Dash is planning to organise his second exhibition in Bhubaneswar in the next three months. It will focus on construction labour and farm labour mainly, he further informs.last_img

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