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Tender Beauty Of North East highlighted

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

NEW DELHI, May 7: Laishram Mee Devi’s debut solo art exhibition entitled “Daughters Unpluck” organized by the India Intertiol Centre (IIC), New Delhi opens to art lovers to go through the world of nostalgic charm and tender beauty of the North East India. The eight day painting exhibition at the Art Gallery of IIC Annexe, Lodhi Estate here was iugurated by the Dr. Thokchom Meinya, Lok Sabha MP from Manipur on Wednesday. The exhibition will last upto May 13.

Describing the exhibits as excellent, lovely and wonderful; Dr. Meinya expressed that Mee’s paintings would talk about not only the hidden talents and creativities of the North East artists but also the identities and beauties of the region to the mainland India. Dr. Meinya appreciated Laishram Mee for her pain staking jobs to create her art pieces in a short period for the exhibition entitled –Daughters Unpluck.Curated by Anni Kumari, Assistant Professor, visiting faculty of College of Art, Delhi; altogether thirty paintings of the exhibition shows the various moods of the girl children of the Mongoloids living in the North East India. Besides four or five pieces created in 2103 and 2014, majority of the art pieces were created during this year. Medium of all paintings are of acrylic on canvas. ‘Innocent Look’, ‘My Red Ribbon’, Kachak Dang’, Sa Matum’, ‘Fou Friends’, ‘Traditiol Weaving’, ‘Khutlokpi’, ‘A Shimray Family’, ‘Two Sisters’, ‘Manipuri Woman’, My cousin Sister’, ‘My Last Orange’, and ‘Old Album of Poom’ are few memorable titles of the showpieces.Anni Kumari described, “Her figurative vocabulary and preference of bright colours and design patterns echo an understanding and appreciation of Indian aesthetics in terms of “Shringara rasa” exuding a medley of “bhavas” or emotions. Akin to a continuous rrative, each of her works leads from one to the other, unfolding a persol biography of a particular time and space”. “All her works doesn’t seems to be from Indian thoughts and culture, but the fact is her works are the showpieces of Northeast Indian”, she added.The unique characteristic of exhibition is that the portraits have distinct Mongoloid features, and with the recent racist attacks in many places in India the artist wants to convey the message that no matter how different the people of northeast look, but they are very much Indian at heart.This was stated in a release.

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