Bollywood stars are spotted on the red carpet of a film or entertainment event. That’s a given! But it’s nice to see actors at art events. Like we did when Vivek Oberoi dropped by, right on time, to inaugurate Anita Goel’s art show titled ‘Avataran’ at Jehangir art gallery on Tuesday morning.
What’s more, unlike ‘chief guests’ who breeze in an out, barely looking at each exhibit and only posing for the shutterbugs, Vivek Oberoi spent a great deal of time in front on each painting, discussing the finer details of each work, admiring each and commenting on the asymmetrical shapes.
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Well, contemporary artist Anita Goel is showcasing her paintings that defy convention with her ‘Avataran’ that translates to ‘the arrival’ denoting that Anita has finally landed on what she always wanted to express through her art. In this exhibition, Anita has gone beyond the conforming barriers of regular-shaped paintings and given life to her canvases in different forms. You could call them a dreamscape.
Holding forth on the paintings, Vivek Oberoi said: “Art is very close to my heart. I love various expressions of art. Anita Goel is an established artist, I have some of her works at my home. Her works are vibrant. Her current exhibition ‘Avataran’ is an important one in Anita’s career as this shows her evolution as an artist. I like the creative disruption in her works. As artists, we all try to break out of set structures at some point or the other and that’s what Anita has so beautifully portrayed through these paintings. I feel this is an important exhibition, not just for Anita, but for art on the whole in emerging India.”
And one more thing: Vivek Oberoi was looking arty indeed, sporting a jazzy jacket by Varoin Marwah.