|Solo art show titled Living In Harmony With Nature by Chennai-based contemporary fine artist Dharshana Bajaj |
19 & 20 March 2022, at The Painter’s Garden, Thanikachalam Road, T.Nagar.
Inauguration by eminent art critic and art historian, Dr. Ashrafi S. Bhagat, at 11.30am on 19th March.
The artist’s eighth solo show in over16 years comprising oil paintings,
water colour works, pencil drawings, as well as some digital art. All
the art works are based on the theme of living in harmony with Nature, a
subject of great concern to the artist as well as most people today.
The artist considers it a personal mission, to inspire people to
appreciate Nature more, and honour it. One of her favourite works
depicts the figure of Sai Baba over a rather realistic rendering of some
hibiscus flowers, aptly titled I Am That (Sai). The figure in outline
is dotted, to represent the atoms that we are made of, and indicates how
enmeshed we truly are with all that surrounds us. We are an integral
part of Nature, not apart from it - this acknowledgement is the goal of
this artist, as well as a greater awakening to man’s true place in
Biography: Dharshana Bajaj lives and works in Chennai, India. Her
greatest inspiration is Nature. And her favourite theme is depicting
people living in harmony with Nature, with the awareness that they are
“a part” of it, not “apart” from it. In her work she is largely guided
by her understanding of Advaitha philosophy, which considers that we are
all one, interconnected with Nature and each other on a very quantum
level. Dharshana’s preferred media are oil paints on canvas, watercolors
and drawings on paper, as well as digitally modified art.
Recently, Dharshana has been awarded the Certificate of Artistic Merit
from an international museum, the Pinacotheque Musuem, for this
collection. The artist’s work can also be viewed online on her social
media pages as well as her website - dharshanabajaj.com