Paintings at contemporary artists` art exhibition enthral visitors

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Art and Culture director Dr K Sushila take a look at one of the paintings.
Art and Culture director Dr K Sushila take a look at one of the paintings.

IMPHAL, October 20: The Neo-Gene, Contemporary Artists`™ Manipur held an Art exhibition on the theme `Creative Ripple`™ at Manipur State Art Gallery, Dept. of Art & Culture Complex, Palace Compound today.

Manipur State Kala Akademi secretary Dr K Sushila who is also the director Art & Culture, Manipur State Kala Akademi awardee and NEZCC, Dimapur & EZCC, Kolkata member Ch Premananda Roy, managing director, Classic Group of Hotels Dr Th Dhabali Singh, and Neo-Gene Contemporary Artists`™ Manipur president Sarangthem Kula Singh graced the inaugural function as the chief guest, guests of honour and president respectively.

Dr Th Dhabali announced that in his contribution to promote the local artistes, a room in the ground floor of his Four-Star Classic Grande will be allotted for local Art exhibition.

He said, `In recognition of the self-sponsored efforts of the sprouting Artists in the State and with the intent of showcasing their work to potential consumers, we would display your Art in our newest hotel which is scheduled to be formally inaugurated on November 9.`

Dr K Sushila also committed that two Art works displayed today will be purchased by the department for their upcoming Art Gallery.

The two paintings are the canvas painting by Robin W and Withering Sangai creation by N Dhanajit.

`The pony is the pride of the State as it has helped in popularising Manipur with polo, yet they are neglected and mistreated.`

This unfortunate reality is so well depicted by the artist to imprint on the onlookers, she said.

`The dying Sangai painting also strongly depicts the dwindling Sangai population in our vicinity and the need to retrospect this concern`

S Sundaram Singh and Gunindro Singh were felicitated on the occasion for their selfless contribution in the field of visual Art.

Several works of various art forms were displayed in the gallery for the visiting art lovers.

Ch Premananda Roy said, `Unlike performing arts, this form of art cannot sustain on repeating the same art.`

It requires the artist to continuously expand their creativity and continue to explore new ways of exhibition experiences, ideology, illusions and rhetoric, he said.

`Only such originality of style and perfection marks the success of Artists.`

He added, `It is encouraging to see enthusiastic young artists from our State making progressive advancement in this field and we need to support such efforts.`

According to the secretary of Neo-Gene, the collective was formed in 1998 with the initiative of 10 members who had the vision of promoting local artists.

`Several Art exhibitions have been held in the past 17 years on various themes including one on `The Spirit of Sharmila`™` he said.

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