Group show promotes unsung artists from Odisha

New Delhi: Paintings capturing the best of flora and fauna of a village life in Odisha are part of an exhibition that aims to promote talented but unsung artists from the state.

Titled “Hues Of Neelanchal”, the show which began today at Lalit Kala Akademi here, displays works of nine contemporary as well as folk artists in oil, acrylic, watercolours and waste material on the canvass.

Curated by Art Tree, the show attempts to create a space for marginalised artists while showcasing some of their unseen works for the first time in the city.

“It has been curated to promote talent of some of the struggling artists from Odisha. The artworks included in the show have a wide range of artistic imagination, counting from contemporary to folk art.

“The show reveals stories of several artists who have risen from modest backgrounds and are trying to create a space for themselves in the market today,” says Pragati Agarwal, curator of the show.

Delhi-based Oriya artist, Deenabandhu Marndi has captured different shades of a village life in Odisha.

In most of his paintings, the face of the character is hidden so as to create a sense of anonymity in the mind of viewer.