Friends and Faces, an update.


Our first joint exhibition, ‘Friends and Faces‘ has been a success. It ended on March 31st and the paintings are safely back home. We spotted listings a few times in The Daily Star, the local leading English daily, on a radio channel and everyday during the period in Prothom Alo, the local leading Bengali newspaper and this being our “first” exhibition, we were pleased with the coverage. We even had an interview appearing a week after the exhibition in the Daily Star. Most of all we got great feedback and encouragement from friends, the artist community and even a few strangers! So much so that Smita and I have decided to exhibit together again before the end of the year.

These are a part of a series which I hope my friend will add to. I’m titling it “People that Matter” and have a plan for a similar series on my family and close friends. approx 8″ X 8″ acrylic on canvas. These two need more work.

Update : April 28, 2008 : The Daily Star interview was picked up by the website Indian Art Collectors in their news from the world section.

Published by Ujwala

I guess I would have to classify myself as a “self taught” artist not having an MFA or a BFA degree. I am a happy mix of self learning and a bit more formally from artists in workshops and institutions. And after over 15 years of figuring things out, I wouldn’t want it any other way! The journey of understanding and making art, for me, is a continuous learning process: Improving existing skills, learning new ones and most of all growing with the experience. Drawing and painting are an integral part of my life, something I am passionate about. The blogs, Maya & draw the line, document the road traveled thus far. People, their moods, interactions and emotions are an ongoing source of curiosity and interest. What I’m searching for is their inner personalities, their thoughts and there are stories I build around them as I work. I like portraying feelings of people when they are alone, lost in their thoughts, caught unawares. Those are the special moments that appeal to me most. I love to experiment and use a variety of medium ranging from oil, charcoal, printmaking, clay to the digital medium. Regardless, my focus remains fixed on the human form.

5 thoughts on “Friends and Faces, an update.

  1. Wow- Congratulations Ujwala! These two portraits are stunning – it’s going to b a wonderful series.

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