The air was filled with splendid artistic creations echoing spirituality at Yog Parv – a multidimensional festival – portraying brilliant fusion of sculpture and yoga in selected works of art and presentations brought together by 150 artists from India and across the world. Deep and enlightening, over 300 selected works of art, dance, music and other presentations came alive at the festival with the theme ‘Yog’.
"Art exhibitions have been a brilliant way to enhance the work of relevant artists in the world,” said artist Ravi Kumar Chunchula, whose work conveys a heart-touching message: “The gurus are from different eras and religions, but their message is one.”
Through amazing shots that speak immeasurably, photographer Sandeep Biswas’ jars of pictures represented the material clusters of our daily lives trapped in the busy world. He said, “When we look from a distance, it appears to be full, but on coming closer, we realize it is empty. That&’s how amidst chaos, emptiness gives our minds an inner peace.”
One of the fascinating art pieces was a digital projection using wired circuits, LED lights and pen drawings on a sheet intricately designed by artist Kunal Kalra. The idea behind his presentation was a yogi standing head down in an inverted position used as a comment on today&’s society. "Trapped in our over ambitious desires and moving away from traditional ideology of simple living is suffocating one&’s growth,” the artist conveys.
“It offers an opportunity for people to look within and wish for better through meditation,” Kunal said, adding, “When you stand on the marked arrows, it projects your reflection. And the moment you become calm and still, the image vanishes from the screen.”
Beginning as a mobile repairer and through his ever-growing interest in engineering, Kunal embarked on a journey to depict art through the combination of circuitry and drawing.
All the works exhibited in different section were marked with ‘Yog’-related words of wisdom. Few of them were gyana, sthana, archan, prakriti, natha and shanti-shanti.
As Edgar Degas quotes, "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see", once the society moves towards imbibing art, music, dance and creative aspects that speaks thousands, the world, perhaps, will see a glorious transformation.
The festival was organised by the Sangeet Natak Akademi under the Ministry of Culture, in Delhi, in celebration of the first International Yoga Day on June 21.
The exhibition will remain open till June 27,11:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. at Sangeet Natak Akademi, Central Delhi.