The Prithvi Fine Art & Cultural Center in New Delhi is hosting a group exhibition ‘Journey of Light’, from 29th January to 5th February, 2019. The six participating artists from France, Norway, Taiwan, Britain and India, have put up small format works on display. Sangeeta Gupta, the artist and owner of the Prithvi Gallery, is displaying installations in quartz and acrylic around the theme. The other artists are Kanchan Chander, Stephanie Arpels, Kate Bowen,Shian-Yuan Yachi and Dag Hol.
French artist Stephanie Arpels, who last displayed her works from the ‘Squatting Woman’ series at the Art Pilgrim Live gallery in December 2018, has put up her latest interpretations at the ongoing exhibition at Prithvi.
Speaking at length about her current series, Stephanie Arpels said, “Indian women inspire me. I feel that they have such spiritual power to bear their life and to find the strength to support their family.I wanted to pay tribute to the sublime beauty of these women. I admire them. My art is a composition of women in daily life, walking, squatting, talking.What are they thinking? Where are they going?What are they expecting? What are they feeling?”
Stephanie further explained her technique, where the figures of women are dressed up with collages in different shapes, and colors. She said, “For my collages, I have selected the works of famous painters that I deeply admire,to give more importance to my Indian women. I have associated Western and Indian painters to highlight my European roots in an Indian context as I live in Delhi. It is also a way to translate my European perception of Indian traditions, as my collages represent the traditional sari.”
Exhibition –‘Journey of Light’
Date – 29 January to 5 February, 2019
Time – 5pm to 7pm
Prithvi Fine Art & Cultural Centre,
A1/232 Safdarjung Enclave,
Opposite Aiims Trauma Centre.
New Delhi 110029.