By Ramesh K Dhiman , CHANDIGARH, March 9 – A three-day photo exhibition, titled Impulse, kicked off at Kalagram here today. It has been organized by North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Ministry of Culture, Government of India in collaboration with Creative Trust of India. The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. Kamal Arora, a former Chairman of Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy, Chandigarh by lighting the sacred lamp.
The Chief Guest took a round of the exhibition and appreciated the artists for putting up their creative art on display, which attracted enthusiasts from the distant corners of tricity. The photographers exhibited their creativity through a variety of themes – abstract to surreal to sensuous and so on and so forth. In an interaction with photographers, the shared his own experience and the conscious forays he made into the world of art. He inspected each work of art minutely and appreciated the master creators about their unique penchant for photography and the kind of dedication behind this costly passion.
The Director of NZCC Prof Saubhagya Vardhan, who was present on the occasion, said the NZCC was doing its bit to preserve and promote rare the rarest art and craft, rich culture and convections of the country, by offering space and support to the artists who are involved in the job, heart and soul. He lauded the role of the creative group engaged, heart and soul, to take forward, which made this exhibition a palpable reality. The occasion turned out to be an opportunity for others to know the artists and creations from a closer quarter.
In a formal chit-chat a member of the creative group said “Each creative work of art is a snapshot of different perspectives of human life. It reflects the deep sense of commitment and unique experience on the part of the artist and his/ her own view on day-to-day life. The guiding theme exhibition depicts the emotional, physical and psychological perspective of the artist towards life.
The participating photographers have dealt with different social, spiritual and economic issues of concern and themes relevant in the given milieu. Mohan Singh Karakoti work presented the wretched life of workers in a brick kiln, the lowly-paid strata of society, who draw wages meager enough to even keep them alive. Another young and upcoming artist Hritu Pawar shows life of the fast-vanishing tribe of ‘Baiga’ and the art of tattoo mking they have inherited from their forefathers. Rohit Kumar Baldodia’s have dwelled on the theme of water conservation in a remote pocket of Rajasthan. “All photographers have dwelled on different perspective of human life. We have decided to showcase this visual treat in different cities of the country”, said Ashish Bhattacharya, Founder, Creative Thrust India.
Creative Thrust is a group of photographers and artists, who have founded it to forge a link between different forms of art and craft, especially those threatened by the bogey of capitalism or urban life. The timeline of Creative Thrust includes photo-walks, photo-tours, workshops, lecture demonstrations, discussions and interactions with the motivated and creative experts from different fields of creative art. The guiding idea behind founding the group is to offer an opportunity to those who are keen on exploring the world through their sharp lens.
The participant photographers/ artists include Arpit Didwania, Hritu Pawar, Mandeep Kaur, Mohan Singh, Rohit Kumar, Paramita Nath, Rohit Dey, Pawan Yadav, Satish Mohan.