A SOLO exhibition of veteran artist shri BALA DATT PANDEY from Allahabad, show
titled “Upanisads-a visual imagery”
took place at Lalit Kala Akademi, gallery no-7, Rabindra bhavan, New Delhi-1,
on 6:pm, sunday, 10th Nov 2013,
Karan Singh (president of ICCR) Indian council for cultural relations, will
grace the occasion as chief guest and after visiting the exhibition he
impressed and said a most imaginative attempt to portray the eternal truth of the
Upanisads through a series of paintings. Pandit Bala Datt Pandey has under
bless a heroic task.
Artist Shri BALA DATT PANDEY displayed 40 Number of paintings out of 100 he has
produced on this series...Most of the paintings are in oil on canvases and few
of it done on paper pulp and metal. A visual imagination on slokas, vedas of
Upanisads of our Indian culture and heritage. It is a spiritual walk through
the gallery. The artist is very strong and pandit of Vedas and slokas in
expressing his idea with rich & colorful palette with his creative
spiritual compositions. Bala Datt Pandey leaves an impression on every viewer
“imagination is greater than knowledge” you will find after watching his
paintings. It is beyond our imagination to understand his thoughts and we
definitely feel that known is drop unknown is ocean to us. Show till remain on
view till 16th Nov 2013.
DATT PANDEY in his own words ….
present exhibition of paintings an effort has been made to visualize the
spiritual aspect of the knowledge of the absolute. The painter here is enamored
of the manifestation of divine. He is deeply wedded to our cultured heritage.
Artist has deep feeling that man is part of
those natural forces which are being created by some all pervading celestial
being .as the circle is the metaphor of completeness, so emanating light
is the symbol of that creator ,life
,knowledge and the centre of the universe.
The basic questions that arise are: who is the
source of the power of such gods as Indra, Fire and Air? Who has created them?
Subtler then the atom and greatest of the great, This ’BRAHMA’ reside in the
innermost recesses of our being .The humble but inspired painter feels that
‘Brahma’ is within him also. Here is an over whelming flash of bliss .It is as
though he is spark of that light.
In the contemporary modern art and on the
basis of the wisdom of the Upanisads his work is a humble attempt and, perhaps,
it may add a new dimension to art. Our age old wisdom has provided frontality
and meaning to the abstractions in my paintings.
The approach to reality and the comprehension
can be many sided. Painting is the artistic execution that gives form to the
purpose of creation .thus it is an attempt not the attempt .In the effort apart
from the exhibited here in the exhibition so far the 80 paintings has been
developed to unfold the soul mystery.
The Show will continue till 16th November 2013 at Lalit Kala Akademi, Gallery no 7, Ravindra Bhawan, New Delhi-1