What does the usage of gold foil do to a painting? Make it expensive, of course. Sarla's paintings, however, turn expensive for a lot of other reasons, primary among them being her signature.
Shrishti Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of paintings by Sarla Chandra from 10th to 22nd January. The exhibition contains 15 paintings, all based on Indian mythology and philosophy, created using mixed media on paper and canvas.
Sarla is a talented artist who's been in this field for 40 years, often combining her works with her studies of Indian philosophy, mythology and scripture. It is her unparalleled knowledge of these subjects that manifests onto canvas. Painting for her is a form of meditation, and her paintings are personal expressions of her love for Indian culture and mythology.
Sarla has experimented with different mediums - oil, watercolors, metal embossing, parchment/barks of tree, and silver and gold foil. Her use of gold and silver foil on canvas is an unorthodox technique that recreates the aura of our ancient cultural heritage. Her brushes generate energy, drawing inspiration from all faces of nature, and multifarious traditions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Sufism and Christianity.
Born in 1943, Sarla Chandra did her post-graduation in Entomology from St. Johns College, Agra. She has traveled extensively to Europe, USA, the Far-East and the Middle-East. Rightly hailed as a thinking, bold and experimental artist, she has held more than 45 solo exhibitions in India and abroad.
Her group shows include Harmony Shows, India With Art in London and Washington DC, and other exhibitions at the International Centre in New York, the World Bank in Washington DC, Vedic Heritage in New York, The Art Gallery in London and Taj Art Gallery in Mumbai.
For further details, please contact the art gallery at 2354-0023.