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The Monalisa Kalagram in Koregaon Park, Pune, is host this week to an exhibition titled Up to date Signatures. The aptly-named artwork hub is based by mother-daughter duo, Mona and Lisa Pingale.
“Timed across the festive season, this exhibition offers you the proper alternative to take dwelling a murals that you’re certain to get pleasure from and treasure over time,” curators Sapna Kar, Rajneeta Kewalramani, and Lisa Pingale clarify.
The exhibition, now in its second annual version, options the work of 60 eminent and promising artists throughout media and genres. See Part I and Part II of our protection of the primary version in 2021.
On this picture essay, we characteristic the works of artists akin to Amol Pawar (A dream comes true), Arti Kirloskar (Tropical forest), Arzaan Khambatta (Horse Head, Lets go get together tonight), Jagannath Paul (Togetherness), Seema Kohli (Kamdhenu), Mohan Naik (Scenes from my Village), and Narhari Bhawandla (Village folks of Telangana).
Different artists embody Neerja Peters (Hope & Transcendence; Revelation & Divine Rhythm), Seema Kohli (Tree of life), Shreekanth Kurva (Roosters), Suraj Kumar Kashi (The Pathmaker), Umakant Kanade (Nature Collection), Vivek Kumawat (Dancing Nandis), Nishant Dange, and Purvi Parmar.
Among the artworks are priced from Rs 40,000 to Rs 8 lakh. Guests are flocking to galleries once more because the pandemic reveals indicators of easing.
“The pandemic was a nasty time for all companies, however extra notably for artwork. Artwork was nonetheless being seen as a luxurious, so it was most affected,” explains Lisa Pingale, Co-founder of Monalisa Kalagram, in a chat with YourStory.
The gallery was closed your entire time of the pandemic. “We have been making an attempt to do our greatest for the artists by making an attempt to promote their artwork on-line, but it surely wasn’t the identical. However fortunately, that has now modified,” she provides.
The digital medium can also be impacting the world of artwork in a variety of methods. Bodily artworks are being promoted and purchased on-line, whereas new classes of digital artwork have emerged as nicely.
“I really imagine that artwork have to be seen to be appreciated. I am not a lot for on-line gross sales, however issues are altering,” Lisa observes.
“We do have youthful consumers preferring digital mediums and we’ve got began to cater to that,” she provides.
She additionally gives suggestions for aspiring artists. “Keep related to the market and developments,” Lisa indicators off.
Now, what have you finished at the moment to pause in your busy schedule and discover new avenues to use your creativity?
(All exhibition pictures have been taken by Madanmohan Rao on location on the gallery.)