VISAKHAPATNAM: Reverence and art galore marked the illustrious artist and sculptor CSN Patnaik’s 92nd birthday, as 17 young artists from various colleges and universities exhibited their paintings and sculptures at the event themed ‘Passing the Baton’ in Vizag, on Tuesday.
Patnaik whose work mostly reflected Srikakulam rural tradition and culture throwing light on the customs and capturing the emotions of women on the canvas. It is the passion for art that pushes him to work even now, says the celebrated artist.
Appreciating each exhibit, Patnaik discussed the subtleties of their works with the artists and the art lovers present there.
‘Something in Nothing’, a sculpture made with natural materials like wood, coal and copper by S Lakshman depicted received much applause from the visitors. “Nowadays, there is good scope artists in the city. Young artists are getting enough opportunities to showcase their works,” said Lakshman who draws inspiration from various places he travels.
Portraying the love between a couple, artist K Ravi exhibited an art piece titled ‘curiosity’. Made with fibreglass also stole many hearts at the exhibition.
“I was always passionate about fashion and beauty. Art has a big influence on me. This is the first time I have experimented with watercolours depicting a feminine self,” says Sandhya Shankar Patnaik, artist and curator of the exhibition. The exhibition is on till December 10 from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm at the CSN Patnaik Gallery near MVP colony.