An Exhibition of Painting “Anahata with Russian Heart” by Russian artist Ekaterina Abramova was inaugurated at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) on March 23, 2012. “The modern style artist”, Ekaterina Abramova practices painting and graphic arts in mixed technique and uses different materials. The exhibition will remain open till April 3, 2012 in the premises of the RCSC.
The inaugural ceremony in which Mr. Paramjit Singh, Acting Chairman, All-Indian Fine Arts & Crafts Society, Dr. Sudhakar Sharma, Secretary, Lalit Kala Akademy, and Ms. Elizabeth Rogers, Art Curator and Historian, participated, was attended by art-lovers and artists.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Guest Mr. Paramjit Singh lauded the sincere efforts and commitment of the artist Ekaterina Abramova, who showed her sensitivity and sensibility in colour combination and choice of people and ambiance around wisely for her drawings mostly acrylic on canvas. He congratulated the organizers in bringing forward such rare works to the extreme interest of Indian audience, thereby strengthening Indo-Russian cultural tie-ups.
In her welcome remarks, Ms. Yelana S. Shtapkina, Deputy Director (Culture & Information), RCSC, noted that Ekaterina Abramova, who had different exhibitions to her credit in Russia and abroad, and with her art works in the private collections in many countries, takes the viewers and art-lovers to a distinct world of imagination through her magic stroke of brush on canvas.
Making her observation, Ms. Elizabeth Rogers pointed out that in representing the real, in its direct portrayal of life and nature, as well as in its more symbolic state, the artist Ekaterina Abramova balances the oscillating paradigms of visual art. Her sojourns continue to unfold through her experiments and experiences, opening diverse windows into these different sensorial worlds, she added.
Sharing her impressions, Ekaterina Abramova said that she took keen interest in portraying the images in the wake of drawing inspiration from both Indian life and Russian life, which are distinctly earmarked in over 45 paintings displayed at the exhibition. She described in minute detail the background of making each and every painting and graphic art adopting mixed technique and using different materials. She thanked the RCSC for making it possible for her art works to be exposed to a broad Indian cross-section.
Photos from the exhibition
About the exhibition site of the Russian Embassy in India
An article in "Russia & India report"