A fast-growing, eclectic art gallery Easel Stories & famous NGO Khushii presented eminent Pune-based artist, Madhuri Bhaduri’s solo show, which brought her abstract art to the collectors of the capital city. The exhibition was held from 13th to 19th December 2022
A blend of abstract and impressionist naturescape paintings along with very evocative sculptures in metal, Madhuri expresses her journeys within and without through landscapes and seascapes. Abstract and richly textured, they subtly bring in real references to flora, fauna boats, and setting suns as clues to the artist’s mind. The artist Primarily painted in oils, as well as sculptures and assemblages made from found metal scraps and leftovers from her art practice and design work.
Throwing light on this body of work, Madhuri shares, “In my art, I draw inspiration from ancient cave paintings, symbols on ceramics, and textile weaves from the vernacular and western traditions. I channelize my inner thoughts engaging without word beauty, vitality, and sensuality, and my oeuvre takes the viewer beyond the tangible and obvious. My work is reflective of ecological and environmental concerns, and they flow from my love for nature, beauty, and aesthetics.”
Well aware that this art show calls for an immersive experience and deep inculcation, Easel Stories hosted an intimate gathering for the artist fraternity on 16th December that is co-hosted with Khushii, an NGO known for its eye for art. Established in 2003 by cricket icon Kapil Dev, KHUSHII works tirelessly to keep children in school, through holistic interventions that impact the community. In just 19 years, KHUSHII has transformed the lives of over 1.5 million women and children. As a child welfare NGO, we work for the upliftment of underprivileged children and women. Easel Stories and Madhuri are thrilled to help them in their endeavour. Part proceeds of sales will be donated to the charity. With a concentrated evening for artists and collectors hosted on 16th & 17th December, the show titled ‘Poeme Indefini’, opened to the public on 13th December. The show was inaugurated by the famous veteran artist Shobha Broota, Author & art curator Sushma Bahl, and Anirudh Khaita who is a serial entrepreneur and investor with over 20 years of experience in education, beauty, the ready-made garments industry, Edtech businesses and equity investing, Aman Nath, an Indian writer, hotelier & co-chairman of Neemarana hotels chain & an architectural restorer and Khushii co-founder Rajan Kapoor, a renowned photographer, author, industrialist and philanthropist. Art lovers, collectors, students, artists and famous personalities from the field of art visited the show throughout the week and enjoyed the visual experience of a physical show and also had the opportunity to meet & greet the artist, Madhuri in person.