Art Magnum showcased an amazing solo exhibition of Goa Based artist Mohan Naik. This exhibition includes Idyllic scenes of villagers. He draws his inspiration from his immediate surroundings and is ready to accept the same says the artist “living in an isolated village in South Goa I am amidst nature and my surrounding life inspires me more than anything to paint. In the beginning I was influenced by Indian miniatures and old masters. Today I have created my own Identity.” Though one can still see traces of the Indian miniatures in the stylisation of the elongated and simplified figures.
The show was inaugurated by Dr. Sandeep Marwah, Chancellor, AAFT University of Media & Arts.
The show is continued till 12th May, 2019 from 11 am – 7.30pm daily at Art Magnum Gallery at 6C/4, 2nd Floor, Yusuf Sarai, Indian Oil Complex, Aurobindo Marg, Opposite Gurudwara, New Delhi- 110016
Over finest wines and hors d’oeuvres, the incandescent event at the capital was attended by celebrated guests like Babita Gupta, Director, Art Spice Gallery, Artist Himnti Sen daughter of Artist Arup Das, Art Curator Praveen Upadhye, Mr. Krishnendu Porel, Mr. Manoj Nayak, Artist Manisha Gawade, Artist Niladri Paul, Mr. Daegal Godinho, Director at Carpe Diem Art Gallery, Mr. Sudhanshu Paliwal to name a few.
Artist Mohan Naik “I have my unique style, which is the result of constant, experimentation. It is the composition of simplified forms and motifs, along with appropriate color schemes.” Says Naik who has a prediliction towards warm hues of golden yellows, ochers and oranges – the colors of Goa. The Goa that the artist depicts is not of fun and the sea but the simple rustic people of Goa and the village life. “Basically I’m from a farmer’s family. I depict my childhood memories and what I see around me in my day today’s life.
Art magnum is taking his legacy of its founder Late Shri Prakashchand Singhvi forward and has been working for the welfare and promotion of Indian art all over the world. It has worked tirelessly to further the cause of Indian artists striving for excellence. Art Magnum believes it has a key role to play in taking art to the masses and encourage a strong culture for art at every level. The gallery has held shows in countries such as Dubai and Singapore.