Imagination Comes Alive With “Fankari Fossils”


Kolkata: Birla Academy of Art and Culture came alive with canvasses and life-sized installations, as Visual Artist; Rajesh Kr Yadav came over from Rajasthan to Kolkata, in a bid to promote his art. “This is my first ever visit to Kolkata. I have on display, both, installations and paintings. As this city is known as the ‘;Cultural Capital of India’;, I wanted to give it a tribute alongside of course, giving the audience an opportunity to see my work. I have made an installation on Kavi Guru; Rabindranath Tagore … I hope Kolkata appreciates my work!” The artiste voiced.

A BFA (Painting) from Rajasthan School of Art; Jaipur, Mr. Yadav went on to do his MA in drawing and painting from Rajasthan University. Presently, he is an art mentor in Udaipur. He is the recipient of the State Award and Best Presentation Award by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy; Jaipur, The Mohan Sharma Memorial Award, the 7th All India Art Exhibition by Avantika; New Delhi amidst others. His recent exhibits were held at the World Fine Art Gallery; New York and Nehru Centre; London. His paintings are seen adorning the walls of the Nehru Centre; London, Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Office, Chief Ministers office at Jaipur, HSBC Bank Corporate Office; Jaipur, BSNL Corporate Office; Jaipur, J&K Art Culture Academy; Jammu, Welcome Group – Rajputana Place; Sheraton, among other art connoisseurs.

Kolkatan’s reflected their true spirit when young–adults like Manish Sharma; MD; Natural Group alongside Sumit Bhatt; Founder-Owner; Sheejay Productions proudly presented the exhibit, titled; ‘;Fankaari Fossils’; – A six day art affair. Theatre actor; Saira Shah Halim and Writer-Poet; Ruchhita Kazaria formed the backdrop spine of the solo exhibit. Even an eminent team from ‘Kolkata Bloggers’, led by Anirban Saha was seen at the event, taking photographs and comparing notes. “The idea was to bring a part of Rajasthan to Bengal. Both the states are so rich in their culture, traditions and art patronage. My hometown is Rajasthan and I have dedicated myself to the cause to connecting people to their roots”, said Bhatt.

The six day extravaganza, which commences on the 9th of June’15, shall have within its folds, events like poetry reading and panel discussion on “Revival of Art” amongst other highlights revolving around promotion of art and culture. The evening was inaugurated by Mr. Wasim Kapoor; noted artiste and Mr. Mahesh Saharia; Hony Consul of Indonesia, Mrs. Raj Laxmi Ghosh, International Pianist & many others.