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The Shades of the East and North-east to be displayed in the Capital

New Delhi , June 26 2013

Kolorbox's maiden show 'Strokes from the East'



Delhi based The Kolorbox’s maiden show “Strokes from the East” showcasing artists from Manipur, Assam and Orissa

While art is often thought to be best created in isolation, in solitude and silence, New Delhi based The Kolorbox believes there could be another way of looking it - evolving ideas and art through group interactions, crossing over of the private and the public and sharing inspiration among artists.

The Kolorbox is a result of a motley group of art enthusiast coming together with the common goal of appreciating and promoting art. One can see The Kolorbox not only as a repository of art where the only currency is art but also as a hub for the connoisseurs of art.

The group is putting up its first exhibition titled 'Strokes from the East' at Convention Foyer, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 28th June – 30 the June 2013 featuring more than 15 works of three artists from Manipur, Assam and Orissa.

Paintings from Dilip Oinam
Paintings from Dilip Oinam - Download a biggger resolution picture here



Dilip Oinam, a B.F.A graduate in Painting from the College of Art, New Delhi is known for his larger than life solitary figures, mostly that of an innocent child, a woman or a couple, predominantly drawn from his personal experiences. Currently based in New Delhi, this talented artist from Manipuri has participated in various group shows.

Paintings from Sandeep Jigdung
Paintings from Sandeep Jigdung - Download a biggger resolution picture here



Sandeep Jigdung hails from the Karbi Anglong district of Assam. An MFA from College of Art, New Delhi, Sandeep is counted as one of the contemporary faces of art in the North East. His works predominantly reflect his experiences of the place of his birth. The vivid and dominating greens in his canvas can almost be considered as a tribute to his vision and impression of the North-East.

Paintings from Deenabandhu Marndi
Paintings from Deenabandhu Marndi - Download a biggger resolution picture here



Deenabandhu Marndi, who holds a BFA degree from the Government of College of Arts and Craft, Orissa, belongs to the Santhal tribes and his works capture the lives and times of the Santhal community in vibrant photo ink colours.

Talking about the exhibition, Initiator of The Kolorbox, S. Priyananda said, “We are very excited about our maiden show. Going by the encouragements and the media attention we are getting, I feel the show is going to be a successful one. This is just the beginning and we are planning many exhibitions of this kind wherein we will feature talented artists.” Himself an MBA and who has worked with leading advertising agencies, Priyananda also appreciated the talent and the passion with which the featured artists of the exhibition follow their pursuits.

Commenting about the group, Oinam Doren, a National award winning director who has been a constant source of inspiration, said, “The Kolorbox has a dream, with colours to paint. Young they are but they try to grab the future like the brush in their hands. I believe in their dreams. I believe they will cross the ocean.”

For those art lovers in and around Delhi, Strokes from the East will be a refreshing treat where the East and North East will be brought alive on canvas. The three day exhibition at the Convention Foyer of India Habitat Centre is free for all. If you want to add value to your weekend by relishing the art, discussing the masterpieces with the creators and collecting some of them for your walls, you know where to head.


* This Press Release was sent by Anshu Malini who can be contacted at malinianshu(at)gmail(dot)com
This Post is uploaded on June 27, 2013

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