Art is not what you see, but what you make others see…
‘Grit & Grace’ is an art and photography exhibition which showcased the talent of young and dynamic Yashvi Agrawal. This was a debut exhibition for this 17 year old, who is passionate about art since her childhood. Yashvi has done her schooling from Welham girls school D. Dun (U. K.). She has been painting since her childhood and has also opted it as her subject. She wishes to pursue her career in this field.
Yashvi wishes to spread awareness through her art. During her research period, she visited Kondagaon, a small town in Chhattisgarh. She also went further to many small villages where she learnt the bell metal art from the locals. She gathers her inspiration from these locals who are basically deprived even of their basic necessities of life.
In a conversation with Reincarnating Raipur, Yashvi mentioned that these metal statues depicting Bastar art are truly a work of detailing. It takes as long as three days to prepare one statue and the locals sell them at a mere price of Rs. 100 per piece. It is like underpaying someone who has worked so hard.
Yashvi stated that she wants to promote the Dokhra Bastar Art and take it to a very different level all together. She wishes to depict women empowerment and associated problems through her art work. She wants to illustrate the good and the evil prevalent in the society through her art.
The exhibition was a beautiful combination of superb art and a well planned event. This event was organized on the 26th of June at the Art Gallery, Mahant Ghasidas Sangrahalaya in Raipur. The guests appreciated Yashvi’s creations and the event was a great success.
Yashvi’s best paintings were the woman with her eyes closed which portrayed the women from the villages and small towns who are very reserved, a girl’s half image depicting a ballet dance and a painting of a woman’s deep eyes which was a depiction of a woman waiting for something, a woman waiting for someone to talk to her. The paintings were really beautiful and impressive.
It was a unique experience for the people of Raipur. Yashvi has made a great impact into the society and also in the hearts and minds of people through her art.