"Fragrance of nature" a solo art exhibition presented by Bhagat Singh.
The first painting is all about the beauty of nature and Bhagat's best creation.
Nature, lovingly called as Mother Nature, is undoubtedly God’s most precious and invaluable gift to humankind. Like a true mother, Nature nourishes, protects, pampers & loves each one of us unconditionally.Fragrance of nature is all prevalent, all encompassing & eternal, be it the scenic beauty, the enchanting mountains, the whispering forests, gently blowing breeze or the buzzing birds , all are mesmerized by it’s dazzling beauty.Since the time immemorial, Nature has inspired many poets, writers,painters, musicians to beautifully portray and sing in the glory of mother Nature, so are we, very humbly dedicating our work to our most beloved mother nature.
Profound and bewildering, our love-affair with nature has been a phenomena that can neither be fathomed nor illustrated. For painter Bhagat Singh at the influence of nature is even more apparent. It becomes not just an inspiration for creativity but an integral part of the overall life. The appeal of capturing nature in his paintings is that the piece not only takes on the appearance of how the onlooker views the natural object, but it also infuses the mind and soul.
In his painting titled "Fragrance of Nature "Bhagat Singh has beautifully painted the beauty of nature ,leaving a profound effect upon our senses, those gateways from the outer world to the inner, whether it results in disbelief in its very existence or feelings such as awe, wonder, or amazement.
Spreading some light on his work, the artists speaks that, "When we think of beauty in nature, we might most immediately think of things that dazzle the senses – the prominence of a mountain, the expanse of the sea, the unfolding of the life of a flower. Often it is merely the perception of these things itself which gives us pleasure, and this emotional or effective response on our part seems to be crucial to our experience of beauty." And, so I have correlated the same in my work.
The first painting is all about the beauty of nature and Bhagat's best creation. The figures used in the painting rightly justifies its title. The clouds, the trees and the beautiful blue birds clearly tells us that nature is a thing of beauty. In his 2nd painting a tree in disguise of the earth can be seen. The tree symbolizes the earth which is beyond any caste, religion, happiness and sadness. The 4 yellow birds depict progress and the clouds are a symbol of life. The red birds on mountains mean honesty.
The 3rd painting is titled ‘Bliss’, which is very well justified by him. Here he has painted mountains in green background which has a tree in between loaded with white flowers. Yellow birds are singing merry songs and butterflies are adding charm to the entire scene. The red fruits indicatefulfillment and the entire scene is so serene and a treat to watch.
The 4th painting, ‘Pink Lily Pond With Champa Tree’ , is inspired from an artificial lily pond in the Chandigarh’s college of arts. The beauty of the Champa tree is one in a million and can’t be expressed in words. The red and blue birds enjoying on the top of the tree and the parrots flying towards the sky is the symbol of success. The pink lily pond is an eye opener for the visulaiser.
The other two paintings are named, ‘ Amaltas Tree with Red Birds and Champa Tree with Blue birds’. The tree of amaltas turns out to be yellow in summers, and therefore colour yellow is used. The beauty of clouds is shown using blue hue and the butterflies shown sucking nectar of white flowers can’t be expressed in lines. The entire work beholds the viewer and gives their eyes a treat.
In The Champa tree with blue birds, Bhagat has portrayed the bunch of Amaltas as lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh who are bestowing blessings on earth. The butterflies took image of the human beings, who are accepting that love. Birds painted are a sign of happiness and in the background red and orange mountains are drawn followed by a green- blue creeper.
An artist was born in 1965, New Delhi and was named, Bhagat Singh. He had a knack for art from a very short age and took up art as a profession after getting inspired from his home ambience and his father. He holds a BFA & MFA, degree in painting from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Apart from attaining various certification , awards and accolades, Bhagat has worked for two years under the guidance of Prof. A. Ramachandran and for the next two years under Prof. Jai Zharotia (Delhi College of Arts).
MFA polished his thinking process and instilled in him the confidence to pursue his artistic pursuits. Bhagat’s distinctive style incorporates the flora and fauna so widely in the rich Indian folk, miniature and mural tradition. His paintings centers around nature and the exuberant colorful imagery used in his canvases submerged in flowering plants, fruiting trees, intertwined creepers and full-grown vegetation with butterfly, birds and bees hovering around, presenting a panoramic view of nature at play in a multitude of hues and forms. His work is not just about beauty and bounty of the nature, but also attempts to reflect his concern for the environment. Composition is the key aspect of Bhagat Singh’s work. He works hard to get the image right. His work includes oil on canvas, water color on paper and ink drawing on papers.
Bhagat’s style of painting includes stylization from miniature tradition and sometime inventing a self-created stroke like the rosettes that he used to paint clouds.
In the latest form of art, he wants to portray the indiscriminative attitude of man towards nature which has caused problems like global warming, and through the depiction of the nature he wanted to convey the destructor which would result in our own destruction. Nature is not copying the object, it is realizing one’s sensations. CEZANNE wrote “here I am realizing the realistic sensation and recreating it in my canvas”.
Awards & Scholarship
2005 Award in All India Annual Art Exhibition (Drawing Section), AIFACS, New Delhi 2004 Best Entry Award in All India W/C Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi
2003 Best Entry Award in All India Art Teachers Art Exhibitions organized by
Camline Art Foundation in New Delhi
2002 Best Entry Award in Annual Art Exhibitions Sahitya Kala Parisad, New Delhi.
1999 Merit Certificate from 1st All India Art Exhibition RENDEZVOUS, Chandigarh.
1997 Award in 68th Annual All India Art Exhibition Drawing Section. AIFACS, New Delhi
1994 National Scholarship under the guidance of an eminent artist, Prof. Jai Zharotia for the years
2008 Traveling show “The Spring” by Arushi Arts at Delhi and Mumbai
2007 The Spring – Solo Show at Art Pilgrim, London
2006 Traveling show, Celebrating Nature at Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi & Kolkata. 2000 B/W Drawing show at Triveni Gallery, New Delhi
1999 B/W Drawing show at Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi
Group Shows & Participation
2018 HARVEST – Group show organised by Arushi Arts at Stainless Gallery.
2018 A Meeting Of Minds – Group show organised by Gallery One Gurugram.
2017 TREES: A Reflection On Me- Group show organised by Art Pilgrim Live Gurugram. 2016 Harvest – Group Show organized by Arushi Arts, New Delhi
2015 56th National Exhibition of Art, LKA, New Delhi
2015 Devotion- Group Show organized by Art Positive, New Delhi
2015 PLENITUDE, organized by Nvya at IGI Airport, New Delhi
2014 Harvest – Group Show organised by Arushi Arts, New Delhi
2014 Nirbhaya Multiple Expression-Group Show at IGNCA, April 2014
2013 Devotion –Invocation – Group Show organized by Art Positive, New Delhi 2013 Harvest – Group Show organized by Arushi Arts, New Delhi
2012 53rd National Exhibition (LKA), Chennai
2012 Harvest – Group Show organized by Arushi Arts, New Delhi 2012 Monsoon – Group Show at Epicentre, Gurgaon by Art Pilgrim 2012 Resonance – Group Show at Dhoomimal City Gallery, New Delhi
2011 ECLECTIC ENSEMBLE – Group Show at Art House India, New Delhi 2011 Devotion – Invocation – Group Show at Gallery Art Positive, New Delhi 2011 Shradhanjali – Group Show at Visual Art Gallery (IHC), New Delhi 2011 Harvest – Group Show organized by Arushi Arts, New Delhi
2011 52nd National Exhibition organized by Lalit Kala Academy.
2010 Art Celebrates 2010 – Curated by Rupika Chawla at Lalit Kala Academy 2010 Games Artists Play – Curated by S. Bahl at Shangrila Hotel, Delhi
2010 Harvest – Group show organized by Arushi Arts, New Delhi
2010 Moments – 10 at Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2009 Calendar 2009 – Published by Help Age India, New Delhi
2009 Living Art Expense – Curated by S.Bahl, New Delhi
2009 Indian Harvest – By Crimson Art Gallery at Alliance Francaise de Singapore 2009 Harvest – Group Show organized by Arushi Arts, New Delhi
2009 42nd Annual Exhibition 2009 – Birla Academy of Arts, New Delhi
2009 50th National Exhibition of Art, Mumbai by Lalit Kala Academy
2008 41st Annual Exhibition 2008 – Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
2008 Ananya – Curated by S. Bahl at Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008 Harvest – Group show organized by Arushi Arts, New Delhi
2008 Art of Aged – Auction at Oberoi, New Delhi
2008 Continuum – Curated by S. Bahl at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi
2008 Five Artist Show at Crimson Gallery, Bangalore
2008 Expression – at Shridhrani Gallery organized by Arushi Arts
2008 Artscape – Curated by S. Bahl at Epicentre, Gurgaon
2007 Harvest – Group Show organized by Arushi Arts, New Delhi 2007 Art Auction – Organized by Plan India at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai 2007 Colors of Life – At Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 Satrang – Curated by S. Bahl at Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi 2007 49TH National Exhibition of Art Lalit Kala Academy.
2007 Born Free at Radisson Hotel by Habiart Foundation, New Delhi
2007 Art Fair India at Tarawan Kor Gallery by Habiart Foundation, New Delhi 2007 Kala Vinyasa at Rabindra Bhawan by L.K.A., Regional Center Garhi
2006 Kaleido Scope by Habiart foundation at Arpana Art Gallery
2006 Art for Concern at Oberoi Hotel by Concern India Foundation, New Delhi
2006 Summer Art Show at Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi, by L.K.A., Regional Center Garhi 2006 Group Show of Paintings & Sculpture by Collectors Stop Gallery, New Delhi
2006 Naturescape – Group Show by Collectors Stop Gallery, New Delhi
2006 48th National Exhibition of Art Lalit Kala Academy.
2005 Art for concern by Concern India Foundation at Alliance Frances, New Delhi
2005 Annual Art Exhibition Drawing Section AIFACS, New Delhi
2005 All India Art Teachers Exhibition by Camlin Art Foundation at National Bal Bhawan
2005 Northern Region Art Exhibition by Camlin Art Foundation at Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi.
2004 Ninth Harmony Show organized by Reliance in Mumbai.
2004 Art for vision curated by Sushma Bahl at Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
2004 All India Art Teachers Exhibition by Camlin Art Foundation at National Bal Bhawan
2004 Northern Region Art Exhibition by Camlin Art Foundation at Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi. 2004 Annual Art Exhibition, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi
2004 Art for Sheily Contemporary Art Exhibition at Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2004 Young Artist Art Exhibition by Art Motif Gallery at Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2003 2nd Miniature Paintings sculptures and graphics Exhibitions at Garhi Studio Art Gallery. 2003 2nd All India Art Teachers Art Exhibition by Camlin Art Foundation, New Delhi.
2003 Platinum Jubilee 75th Annual Art Exhibition AIFACS, New Delhi
2002 6th Annual Art Exhibition- Bank of Punjab, Chandigarh
2002 26th Annual Art Exhibition- Sahitya Kala Exhibition, New Delhi
2002 2nd Harvest Show organized by Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2002 1st Annual Delhi Art Teachers Exhibition at Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
2002 2nd Northern Region Art Exhibition by Camlin Art Foundation at Rabindra Bhawan. 2002 Joy of Life organized by Art Alive Gallery at Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2001 Annual Art Exhibition AIFACS, New Delhi
2001 1st Harvest Show organized by Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2001 Miniature Paintings sculpture and graphics show UNIPACE at Garhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2001 National Exhibition of Art - Lalit Kala Academy in Bangalore
2001 Group Show at Garhi Studio Gallery, New Delhi
2000 4th Annual Art Exhibition, Bank of Punjab at Chandigarh. 2000 Annual Art Exhibition AIFACS, New Delhi
1999 1st All India Exhibition RENDEZVOUS, Chandigarh (Punjab). 1999 Annual Art Exhibition Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi 1999 65th Annual Exhibition of Art, Amritsar (Punjab).
1999 Annual Art Exhibition AIFACS, New Delhi
1998 Annual Art Exhibition, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi
1997 63rd All India Exhibition of Art, Amritsar, Punjab
1997 Annual Art Exhibition Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi
1997 50th Years of Art in Independent India, AIFACS, New Delhi
1997 68th Annual All India Exhibition Drawing Section, AIFACS, New Delhi
1996 Annual Art Exhibition Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi 1996 10th All India W/C Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi
1996 Annual Art Exhibition Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi 1996 All India Drawing Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi
1995 38th National Exhibition of Arts in National Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi 1995 All India Graphic Exhibition AIFACS, New Delhi
1994 Group Show in Kriti Art Gallery, Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi
1993 8th Yuva Mahotsava Art Exhibition Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi
1992 Kala Mela (Jamia Stall) Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi 1992 Group Show in Gallery Green Wood, New Delhi
1991 Kala Mela Sahitya Kala Parishad (Jamia Stall), New Delhi 1991 Group Show in Hotel Taj Palace Gallery, New Delhi
1990 Group Show in AIFACS, New Delhi
2012 National Artist Camp, organized by Lalit Kala Academy at Gangtok, Sikkim
2012 Art Camp organized by Dhoomimal City Gallery at China
2012 Cross Over – Indo Bangla Art Exchange Residency Program, New Delhi India 2011 Cross Over – Indo Bangla Art Exchange Residency Program, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2006 National Artist Camp organized by Lalit Kala Academy at Guwahati, Assam
2004 Young Painters Camp at Jammu (Mansar) organized by Garhi Studios, New Delhi
2004 Worked as Teacher for L.K.A. at Garhi Studio to teach Children for Children Art Camp
2002 Artist Camp Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi
2002 Artist Camp AIFACS, New Delhi
2002 Sanskar Bharti Artist Camp and Exhibition, New Delhi
2001 Worked as Director for Summer Children Painting Workshop – Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi 2000 Creative Art Workshop organized by Sanklap at Modern School, New Delhi
1997 Creative Painter Workshop in National Art Center, Gurgaon, Haryana
1993 Conducted a summer children painting workshop in Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi
1992 Artist Camp 7th Yuva Mohotsava Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi
1991 Workshop for Egg Tempra Technique under the aegis of Alliance Francaise De Delhi by French
Artist Christian Puard in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi