Lights, Action & Art
Last evening saw the inauguration of a unique painting exhibition that encompassed all the elements of art- paintings, music and films. The exhibition titled ReBORN by Manoj Maurya was open to public amidst colorful inauguration, music launch and screening of the film on ReBORN at Nehru Centre Art Gallery. When asked about the reason for blending music and film with paintings, artist Manoj Maurya said that I want to connect masses with visual arts and paintings. Music and Films as forms of art easily assimilate within the masses and provide them an opportunity to connect easily to art. Speaking about ReBORN paintings, Manoj says, “The philosophy of ReBORN has chosen me to decipher its essence to the world through my art. Each painting unfolds secrets of this universal truth.”
The guests present at the gallery were absorbed discovering their interpretations of paintings and interacting with Manoj to decode his thoughts behind the paintings. Dolly Thakore, renowned Indian theatre actress feels, “The evolving of the paintings and their mindset represent highly intellectual strings and a new interactive style of art.” Veteran Actor Suren Rajan who is known for his performances in The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002), Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010) and Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003) was thoroughly enthralled with the paintings and found them deeply intriguing and thought provoking.
The Painting Exhibition is on till 16th June, 2014 at Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai.
A series of paintings on ReBORN has been created by Manoj Maurya, artist and thinker which is decoding this universal truth through the language of visuals.
As an artist, Manoj Maurya has been forerunner in elevating the essence of painting from being just a form of expression to a more encompassing form of mass participation. He firmly believes that art should engage the audience, interact with them and be more instrumental for the society rather than limiting to just artists' self expressions.
Through his painting exhibition ReBORN, Manoj wants to create a spiritual revolution within each one of us which will bring us closer to our inner strength and help us find solutions to the perpetual questions facing us. Manoj feels ReBORN is the answer to the crisis, the world is facing. http://www.manojmaurya.com/
Manoj firmly believes that painting as an art form should increase its reach and penetration within the society and involve general masses alike.http://www.manojmaurya.
com/Common_Myths_Related_to_ Paintings-Myth%202.html. He is actively involved in the task of creating appreciation of arts and aesthetics within audiences who do not have formal art background. He finds Music as the most easily assimilated form of art within the masses. Hence, he has spearheaded ReBORN music album to increase masses’ connectivity with visual arts.
As an effort to reach out to masses, ReBORN painting exhibition is reaching to every sector of the society. During the exhibition, we are having special screening organized for Blind people, AutoRickshaw Drivers & underprivileged children belonging to Asha Kiran NGOs. Through ReBORN, we want social inclusion of all sections of the society within the art & cultural scene & raise the creative quotient of the society.