Dr. Archana Srivastava launches her art exhibition
Dr. Archana Srivastava, a contemporary artist exploring Indian history and culture while experimenting with different genres like figures, abstracts, landscapes and portraits today announced the launch of her thought-provoking exhibition titled ‘Divinity’ in the capital 4 October at Lalit Kala Akademi. ‘Divinity’ is a series of sixteen paintings depicting artist’s offering to Lord Krishna, where she portrays various facets of the Lord’s personality and divine acts.
The art exhibition was launched in the presence of Actor and Politician Shatrughan Sinha. Bollywood celebrities like Sunil Shetty, Huma Qureshi, Armaan Kohli, Jackky Bhagnani graced the occasion along with former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja and ace playback singer Suresh Wadekar.
Lord Krishna’s numerous leelas; ordivine acts and Radha’s intense love for Him have been celebrated extensively in both literature and miniature painting in ‘Divinity’. In addition to conventions, Archana has added her own visual vocabulary particularly to paint the transcendental aspect of the lord, Vaishnava philosophy being her lodestar. She has commenced her series with an invocation to the Dashavataras – the ten avatars of Vishnu, arrayed in a circle, Krishna on the top affirming his supreme status.
Speaking on the launch, the eminent artist Dr. Archana Srivastava said, “I am an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna. Mere mention of this word conjures up myriad images of His numerous mesmerizing ‘leelas’ in my devout mind. The artist in me has always been yearning to portray this vivid mental imagery on canvas and present the same before the viewers. ‘Divinity’ is my latest collection of paintings based on my musings on Lord Krishna. An eternal guide to the faithful, He is the sole inspiration behind this exhibition.”