Observation on Kashi to Kathmandu art camp
For some people paint is simply a material for others it is a holy book or a constitution but for me it a way to give expression to the instincts from my soul. Observations of Artist Jaya Gaur Painting is a language which I study and try to keep up with it. I struggle to speak it better. I am thrilled when I hear others speak it well. I love visiting different places like villages’ town cities and even countries where it is spoken with its full fluency. I get excited when I discover someone who is adding another layer to its tapestry of possibilities.
It is rightly said by one of an eminent painter “They can put me in jungle still, I can create. Painting knows no boundaries the more you travel the more you unveil new horizons and expertise. I really feel lucky that i got a precious opportunity of uncovering the art and culture of our neighbouring country NEPAL. For lending me with such a golden chance i m deeply thankful to the Mehta Art Gallery, Varanasi who organised the KashI to Kathmandu Art Camp in collaboration with the Nepal lalitkala Manch, b.p.Koirala Foundation and Lumbini World Peace Forum and making me a part of this admiral group. It was an initiative to understand the art of Nepal and also a means of boosting the amity between the two countries by understanding their art and aesthetics in an elaborative way. It was not only a gathering of a chunk of artists where they shared their painting ideas, techniques and methodologies but also a platform to show our grief n sensitivity towards the Hiroshima and Nagasaki awful event of the history along with our concern for the national and international peace and harmony. The camp was of total 6 days and every sunset in Nepal left us with a new experience and also an excitement to learn something new with the next day sunrise. The camp started at Mirgasthali, Pashupatinath where I got a closer view of cultural and natural heritage present there. We got to paint in open under the clear roof of the sky among the moving audience. It gave a feeling as if our brushes have turned into a poet which is pouring out its feeling onto a canvas with a magical poetry of colours. Through my painting i tried to depict the unique and amazing relatedness with respect to art culture tradition and belief between the Kashi and the Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a shadow of Kashi and this was the theme of my painting. I also met with several artist from across the world and interaction with them filled an another glass of understanding in my painting endeavour. It was really a wonderful experience which I m going to cherish for my lifetime.