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Renowned Artist Gunjan Shrivastava Unveils ‘Botanical Tapestry: Threads of Nature’ at Lalit Kala Academy

This solo exhibition discovers the beauty and symbolism of a flower with an artistic fusion of cyanotype and hand embroidery. New Delhi, October 20, 2023 — Botanical Tapestry: Threads of Nature, an extraordinary art exhibition by the talented artist Gunjan Shrivastava, is set to captivate art enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. This thought-provoking exhibition will […]

This solo exhibition discovers the beauty and symbolism of a flower with an artistic fusion of cyanotype and hand embroidery. New Delhi, October 20, 2023 — Botanical Tapestry: Threads of Nature, an extraordinary art exhibition by the talented artist Gunjan Shrivastava, is set to captivate art enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. This thought-provoking exhibition will be held at Gallery No.5 in Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, from October 28, 2023, to November 3, 2023.

Botanical Tapestry: Threads of Nature is a unique exploration of the intricate and diverse roles that flowers play in the human experience. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, flowers serve as profound symbols, storytellers, and silent witnesses to life’s most poignant moments. This exhibition celebrates the enduring and universal appeal of flowers as they resonate with themes of love, grief, birth, death, celebration, and spirituality. It delves into the profound tapestry woven by these botanical wonders, highlighting their remarkable ability to connect with our deepest emotions and life experiences.

Dr. Gunjan Shrivastava, a Professional Artist, Educator, Art Critic and Co-founder of You Lead India Foundation, the artist behind this captivating series, states, “My chosen artistic medium is threads, and I find their symbolism deeply compelling, representing the act of mending, repairing, and connecting. Through the fusion of cyanotype and hand embroidery, I consciously engage in a deliberate and slow artistic process. Each creation unfolds like a captivating story, initially sparked by spontaneous imperfections that I wholeheartedly embrace. My connection with flowers has always held a special place in my life, serving as cherished memories tucked away in books and diaries.”

In a world that often emphasizes speed and efficiency, Gunjan Shrivastava deliberately chooses to immerse herself in the realm of slow, deliberate art. Her creative pursuits involve hand-exposed prints using the cyanotype technique and intricate hand embroidery, both of which provide her with a meditative and absorbing experience. This hands-on approach not only satisfies her creative instincts but also allows her to forge a profound connection with nature and light.

Botanical Tapestry: Threads of Nature is divided into four sections, each aimed at a deeper understanding of the presence of flowers at key junctures in life: their flourishing in moments of love, their representation of life’s enduring cycle, their purest form as divine offerings, and their role in all celebrations of life. This collection of artworks invites visitors to pause and reflect on the profound and timeless beauty inherent in flowers. They are not mere adornments but rather silent narrators, carriers of emotions, and symbols of the human experience.

Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Botanical Tapestry: Threads of Nature at Gallery No.5 in Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, from October 28, 2023, to November 3, 2023.

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