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SANGEETA GUPTA

A poet in her own right and an artist, Sangeeta Gupta started her artistic journey with intricate drawings. Her real calling was discovered in her abstracts in oils and acrylics on canvas. Her solo shows (2003, 2004, 2006 & 2007) with Kumar Gallery launched her love for contour within the abyss of colour; the works seemed to stir both within and without and splash off the canvas.

Her tryst with art is born of her own meditative ruminations in time, the undulating blend of calligraphic and sculptonic entities are all realms that she has explored with aplomb.Images in abstraction that harkens the memory of Himalayan journeys and inspirations, the works speak of an artistic sojourn that continues in a mood of ruminations and reflections over the passage of time.

 

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The Ruminations :

Sangeeta wields the brush with finesse, suggesting the viscosity of ink, the glossiness of lacquer, the mist of heights, the glow of the sun, and the inherent palette of rocks when wet. The canvases bespeak surfaces akin to skin, bark and the earth.

Her first solo exhibition was at the Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata in 1995. Her 26 solo shows have been held all over India i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Chandigarh and abroad at London, Berlin, Munich & Lahore. Her last show was inaugurated by the former President of India; Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam in August, 2013. The show was dedicated to Uttarakhand. The fund raised through sale proceeds of the paintings is being used for creating a Fine Art Education grant to the students of Uttarakhand. She has participated in more than 150 group shows in India & abroad, in national exhibitions of Lalit Kala Academy, All India Fine Arts &Craft Society and Sahitya Kala Parishad and in several art camps. Her painting has been selected by Bharat Bhavan Museum, Bhopal for their permanent collection. Her work has been represented in India Art Fairs, New Delhi in 2011 and 2013.

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The Journey :

Awards

  • 2015 – Priyadarshini Award 2015 as an International Cultural Entrepreneur by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneur (MSME) India.
  • 2015 – 35th Women Entrepreneurship Award by “Bharat Nirman”
  • 2015 – Global Women Achievers Award” by IGBC
  • 2014 – Awarded and honored as an Artist by 3rd Delhi International Film Festival
  • 2014 – “Poet of the Year” award by 3rd Delhi International Film Festival
  • 2013 – 6th National Women Excellence Award by Yog Confederation of India in collaboration with International Women Excellence Awards Organization
  • 2013 – Rashtrakavi Maithilisharan Gupt Samman for contribution to Hindi poetry.
  • 2013 – Women Achievers Award from Indian Council for UN relations on the eve of International Women’s Day.
  • 2013 – Vishwa Hindi Pracheta Alankaran by Uttar Pradesh Hindi Saahitya Sammelan & Utkarsh Academy, Kanpur.
  • 2012 – Udbhav Shikhar Samman by Udbhav Samajik Sanskritik aivum Sahityik Sansthan for achievements in the field of art and literature.
  • 2005 – 77th Annual All India Award for painting by All India Fine Arts & Craft Society, New Delhi.
  • 1999 – Hindprabha Award, 1999 for Indian Women Achievers by Uttar Pradesh Mahila Manch, Meerut, U.P.
  • 1998 – 69h Annual All India Award for drawing, AIFACS, New Delhi
  • 1986 – Gold Medal for Best Probationer (1984 batch Indian Revenue Services)

 

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ACRYLIC ON CANVAS.

acrylic-on-canvas

OIL ON CANVAS.

oil-on-canvas

PENCIL ON PAPER.

pencil-on-paper

MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER.

mixed-media-on-paper

 

Keshav Malik :

Designs, yes : But of pure rhythmic movement : the thrust and sweep of lines, spreading as if from an energizing spiral core in endless permutations and combinations. Each perfectly organized in relation to the other. Sheer beauty of movement expressed in terms of poise, grace, and elan vital. The artist as though giving fullest expression to her effortlessly mutating forms. Technique ? To a ballet of the heart’s needle. The points and punctuations on the picture plane now dripping, now rising into free flight; now gravitating then galvanizing around a centre.

The work is not a copy of life, no mirror held up to the outward appearances that so often mask the inward distress. Rather, the art form has cut through to the vitality beneath and interpenetrate, enchanting, ravishing colour combinations.

Ecstasy and uplift, the euphoric dance performed by the artist’s brush; the material of her “choreography” not the actually moving figures of dancers, with all their range or gestures. No, her dancers are gesturing lines and the colours of her painting, and by which she also touches the heart.

And so, the artist is seen pressing on beyond the boundaries of the visible into the realm of energy hid in our minds. Her lines, shapes and colours are thereby certainly charged with spiritualized sensations.

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