GUWAHATI CITY

‘River Brahmaputra Art Festival’ to showcase artists from 25 countries

GUWAHATI, May 31: After witnessing a warm response in its landmark beginning in 2017, the organizer of the “River Brahmaputra Art Festival” is preparing for its second edition with an aim to showcase illustrious artists from at least 25 countries. Conceptualized by emerging Assamese artist Mintu Deka, the organizer has been focusing to bring the art works of the best mind around the globe and fusion with the indigenous local culture of the state in its second mega edition, 2018 which is scheduled sometime in next December.

Sharing his preparation, Deka said, “We had successfully completed the first edition near the bank of the River Brahmaputra in Guwahati in 2017. Now we are gearing up for the second edition. This time celebrated artists from 20 to 25 countries will be participating and at least 1000 artists have consent their participation.”

The 39 year-old young Indian artist who displayed his art works in various national and international exhibitions said, “It took years to expose my creative soul to the world audience. Besides attending exhibition in different festivals, River Brahmaputra Art Festival is a sort of dream comes true with a unique feeling and emotions.” Deka studied fine art in Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh. After finishing his course he shifted to Mumbai in search of a better platform. Stating that poverty instills fear, stress and sometimes depression, Deka said, “My strained childhood pushed me to make extra effort in life.” Deka has been flourished with experiences participating exhibitions held in London, New York city, Moscow, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Srilanka, Thailand and Egypt.