Jammu Art Exhibition inaugurated at Delhi by Dr Jitendra - watsupptoday.com
Jammu Art Exhibition inaugurated at Delhi by Dr Jitendra
Posted 28 Feb 2017 12:05 PM


Inaugurating a group exhibition of paintings by Jammu artists at Lalit Kala Akademi here today, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that Jammu has creative talent in abundance, but needs more exposure.

Speaking to media persons after going around the various displays at the exhibition venue, Dr Jitendra Singh said, wider exposure has dual advantage for the artist. On the one hand, he said, it enables an artist with a genuine creative potential to seek the opportunity of reaching out to larger horizons, while on the other hand, an artist with a limited talent also gets opportunity to realize his limitations when his creative outputs are placed in competition with more talented peers.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, he has earlier also been encouraging artists and sculptors from Jammu to put up their displays in the national capital and he would continue to do so in future as well. He said, he has suggested to the Jammu-based artists to collectively select some of their best creations which could later be put on exhibition on a wider scale in other cities, like Mumbai and Chennai.

Lamenting the lack of promotion received by some of the traditional original schools of art, like, for example, the Basohli School of Painting, Dr Jitendra Singh said, one of the factors responsible is lack of initiative to adopt the more updated and latest methods of art propagation. Elaborating the point, he said, for example, in today’s time, an artist, with genuine original talent, can use social media options to achieve worldwide reach for his creation even without booking a gallery hall or spending much money.

Accompanied by artists Mahesh Sharma, Vijay Anand and Sanjay Sharma, Dr Jitendra Singh keenly spent time on each and every painting, and discussed the theme and the colour technique with the respective artists. The various displays put up in the exhibition included abstract paintings with focus on essence of nature, figurative and realistic works representing the magnanimous landscape and paintings with bold palette nice strokes.

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