2 Goan artists in FiNext Mini Artwork Exhibition, Indore

Jyoti Mehta and Vineeta Chendvankar have been chosen to display their artwork alongside more than 200 national and international artists at Canarys Fine Art Gallery, in Indore
Jyoti Mehta (left) and Vineeta Chendvankar (right) are the two Goan artists, whose work is on exhibit at the FiNext Mini Artwork Exhibition, Indore
Jyoti Mehta (left) and Vineeta Chendvankar (right) are the two Goan artists, whose work is on exhibit at the FiNext Mini Artwork Exhibition, IndoreGomantak Times

An art exhibition of mini artworks, sculptures, graphics and photographs opens on September 19, 2022 at Canarys Fine Art Gallery, in Indore. Among the 250 to 300 artists chosen from around India, Bangladesh and Argentina, the two artists chosen from Goa are Jyoti Mehta and Vineeta Chendvankar.

The size of the work is a maximum of 12”x 15” and minimum 4”x4”. The exhibits, in varying mediums, themes and colour palettes have intuitive sensibility and gestural aesthetics, heavily influenced by dynamic painting styles.

Vineeta Chendvankar's artwork
Vineeta Chendvankar's artworkGomantak Times

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Jyoti has always attempted to represent women, free of shame and complexes, confident, natural, self-reliant, empowered and fleeing from moral conventions and traditional roles.
Her semi-abstract 12”x 15” portraiture, titled Reminiscence, in acrylic on canvas, is an attempt to capture an instant, and freezes an unrepeatable motion. 

Says Jyoti, “When I am involved in the act of painting, I attempt to grab the viewer’s attention and carry their gaze into the emotion of the painting, and this theme relates to the festival of Sao Joao, when the girl adorns her head with colourful flowers waiting for her lover, and contemplating if he will come to meet her.” The complexities of emotions are juxtaposed against the fragility and power of the flowers in fine detailing.

Jyoti was chosen to exhibit with FiNext in 2017 and in 2000.

Jyoti Mehta (left) and Vineeta Chendvankar (right) are the two Goan artists, whose work is on exhibit at the FiNext Mini Artwork Exhibition, Indore
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Vineeta Chendvankar is the recipient of several awards in shows in Goa. Talking about her 12”x12” work, in acrylic on canvas, titled Suhana Safar, and another titled A Predator, she says “I dream a lot and practice fantasy art, and capture the panorama of random collage memories of dreams, the sublime essence along with a sense of mystery, which consciously or unconsciously relates to exploring the inner self, quest of love, peace and aesthetic delight, manifested in the subconscious, and influenced by the simplicity of nature around,” explains Vineeta.

“My paintings take birth in my mind. The subject is connected to nature and fantasy in its broadest and purest sense. The traditional aspects of the folk art of warli and madhubani styles find their way into my style. The decorative and stylized paintings are modified to suit the contemporary taste and my temperament,” she adds

Splashes of colours, hues, minute detailing and tint relate a multicoloured emotional drama on the frame. The works are a fusion of tradition and culture, through the delineation of folk art.

A painting by Jyoti Mehta
A painting by Jyoti MehtaGomantak Times

The recipients of the cash prize of ₹ 40,000; ₹ 30,000; ₹ 20,000 and ₹ 10,000 in this show are:

  • Shri Suresh Choudhery International award given to Prasanta Pai (Ahmadabad)

  • Shri Sachida Nagdev International Award given to Yash Singh (Bhopal)

  • Shri Mahendra Jain International Award given to Akshay Anand Singh (Hyderabad)

  • Shri S N Bakre International Award to Bapu Baviskar (Jalgaon, Maharashtra)

Fourteen highly recommended artists are from UP, Odisha, W Bengal, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra. Ten consolation Memento Awards, and a participation certificate and catalogue were given to other participants.

 The FiNext Awards are also given for Excellence in Finance (Leaders), Excellence in Finance (Products) and Excellence in Finance (Companies).

The FiNext Mini Artwork Exhibition will be on show at Canarys Fine Art Gallery, MG Road, Indore, from September 19, 2022 to September 21, 2022

Jyoti Mehta (left) and Vineeta Chendvankar (right) are the two Goan artists, whose work is on exhibit at the FiNext Mini Artwork Exhibition, Indore
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