The exhibition showcases distinct sorts of functions of Pragya Bhatnagar and Erica Barrow at Al Majlis Art Café, City Seasons Hotel, Al Khuwayr, Muscat. Chief guest Malak praised the paintings depicting the Omani society and culture and appreciated the two artists for their superb inventive ideas.
Pragya is producing a name for herself with her versatile perform. She likes to dabble in distinct mediums. She mentioned, “My work on display reflects my wonderful experience of living in Oman since 2005. I have made portraits of certain Omani faces that have been etched in my memory. The piercing eyes of a young woman, wrinkles on the face of an old man and the innocent face of a young girl; you will observe that my portraits are inspired from real life experiences in Oman. Secondly, I have also displayed the beautiful landscapes of the sultanate in abstract forms using multiple layers of paints with mixed media technique.”
Erica is a self-taught artist exhibiting her perform for the very first time. While speaking about her passion for art, Erica mentioned, “Most of my work is inspired by the local culture, as my art is an interpretation of what I see and feel around me. For this exhibition, the inspiration comes from the colours, landscape and architecture. The series of doodles have been based on the interiors of the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the colours in each centre have been taken from the mosaic, carpets and design elements within the mosque.” The launch occasion was attended by art collectors, artists and basic public. The exhibition will stay open for the basic public up to April 30.
Information Source: Muscat Daily