New Delhi: A woman offering flowers to Lord Jagannath and another painting of Lord Ganesha similar to the one at the Konark Sun Temple depicted Odisha at the fourth edition of the India Art Festival here which commenced November 22.
The paintings were exhibited by Bhubaneswar-based painter Sai Kalyani who is known for her ability to bring alive paintings depicting human emotions.
With every art lover visiting her stall praising the heritage of Odisha, the overwhelmed Kalyani, the only participant from the state, said she was glad for portraying her roots at the internationally acclaimed art fest.
“It’s a proud moment for me. This is the first time I am participating in a big festival. All my paintings depict the culture of my state. People are praising my paintings. It feels wonderful,” said Kalyani.
“One of my paintings shows a picture of Lord Ganesha from Konark Sun Temple and another painting depicts a woman offering flowers to Lord Jagannath,” Kalyani added.
Around 500 artists from around the world are participating in the four-day art festival which will conclude November 25. There are 124 stalls and 20 galleries showing the paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, digital prints, video art and all other forms of visual art done in various mediums.
The India Art Festival (IAF) is a contemporary art fair held annually in New Delhi and Mumbai. The art fair gives an opportunity to independent emerging artists to celebrate contemporary art every year under a roof.
Every year, IAF features around 50 art galleries from India and countries like Canada, UK, UAE, Sri Lanka, Israel, Qatar and Singapore.
The India Art Festival featured 50 art galleries and 400 independent artists from 10 countries and 40 cities from all over the world in its 2017-18 edition held at New Delhi and Mumbai.