Hindu statesman Rajan Zed was the “Guest of Honour” at the inauguration of six-day exhibition of paintings and drawings by three well known national artists in Jaipur (Rajasthan) on November 25 evening.
“Palettes of Bhopal” was inaugurated in Jawahar Kala Kendra amidst reading of poems where Zed, who is Director Interfaith Relations of Nevada Clergy Association and President of Universal Society of Hinduism, lighted the ceremonial lamp along with others.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajan Zed, who is based in Nevada (USA), said that both spiritual seekers and artists were headed in the same direction in exploration of the truth. He urged artists, poets, writers, painters, etc., to help bring harmony and peace in this broken world through their works.
“Palettes of Bhopal” showcases 33 works of Teji Grover, Sanju Jain and Ranjit Arora and includes Grover’s “Ladakh” series, Jain’s “Gyan” (knowledge) portrayals, and Arora’s tribal explorations. Renowned Kathak dancer Prerna Shrimali was the Chief Guest at the inauguration which was attended by many area writers, artists, poets, painters, intellectuals, etc.
Sanju Jain is an explorative artist and using paper-pulp and clay, derives her “creative energies from nature”. Teji Grover, poet-painter-fiction writer, paints in an “earth-friendly” way and plays with natural colors from flowers-spices-tree barks-berries-etc. Ranjit Arora interprets the “tribal origin of existence” and reflects the magical elements of primitive art. The three painters claim to have gravitated towards one another because “their works seem to have the same underbelly of a primal and pristine world that is at the edge of being lost.”