New Delhi: India is known for its traditional art and craft, which have for generations been a medium to express inner thoughts that words can’t do. The language of art has evolved with time, reflecting the changes that every generation brings with them. An art show in Delhi is all set to showcase the works of young artistes trying to speak through tones, shades, and hues.
Abir India, a nonprofit organisation that encourages new artists in the country to showcase their talent, has announced that the grand finale of Abir First Take 2022, the sixth iteration of their yearly arts festival that will be held at Bikaner House in New Delhi from November 12 to 18. Abir India has received an astounding 2,200 art submissions from 309 cities in India.
First Take 2022 is all set to display the selected works of 148 talented young Indian artists, handpicked by a jury of reputed artists in an open, transparent selection procedure. This year’s jury comprised: G.R. Iranna, Jayaram Poduval, Manisha Parekh, Manjunath Kamath, and Ramesh Vedhanbatla. The top 10 artists from the shortlist have been recognised for their brilliance, originality, and expressiveness.
Jury at work. (Image source: Abir India) The exhibition used to be organized at Ahmedabad previously which has been shifted to Delhi this year. The First Take 2022 and Abir India are both commemorating the journey of numerous artists who have been associated with Abir in their show called Rekindled Spirits.
A brief about Abir India:
Abir India is a nonprofit organisation that encourages the emergence of new artists and modern Indian art in India. Ruby Jagrut, a natural dye advocate based in Ahmedabad, launched it in 2016.
Some Artworks that are showcased at the exhibition:
Among a large number of artworks showcased at the exhibition, have a look at a few of them:
Artist: Anshu Kumari, Tatanagar-Jharkhand
Artwork : Infinity Symbol-2
Artist: Jyotiprakash Sethy, Delhi.
Artwork : Reassurance
Artist : Shrparna Dutta, Kolkata
Art Work : Uljhan
Artist : Bikashchandra Senapati, Kendrapada – Odisha
Artwork: Untitled – AD
Artist : Adarsh Palandi – Damoh – Madhya Pradesh