Odia women artists won hearts at Khajuraho International Art Mart

The Samikhsya Bureau

BHUBANESWAR: Nine women artists from Odisha have brought laurels for the State with their participation in the just concluded Khajuraho International Art Mart.

Into its 10th edition this year, the Art Mart has been an important segment of India’s most prestigious Khajuraho Dance Festival being hosted by the Government of Madhya Pradesh for 47 years.

The artists who represented Odisha in the week-long exhibition included Abhipsha Pradhan, Firdausi Tabassum, Atasi Basu Jena, Lipishree Nayak, Mamata Samantaray, Biswajita Moharana, Ranga Ransingh, Gouri Moharana and Pranati Das.

“The Art Mart was quite special this year with its focus on women artists of India. We featured 500 works by 250 artists that included paintings, sculptures, graphics and various other mediums. We celebrated and highlighted the creativity of India’s women artists this year,” stated Preeta P Gadkari, the Curator of the art fair.

While Abhipsha Pradhan’s painting titled Journey was in acrylic on tassar silk and Atasi Basu Jena’s Lady With Car was in ink-drawing,  Biswajita Moharana’s Refreshing Memory was crafted with ceramic stoneware and thread.

Similarly, Firdausi Tabassum’s Secret Love Letters was in acrylic on canvas and Gouri Moharana’s Journey of My Father used mixed-media while Lipishree Nayak’s Serene and , Mamata Samantaray’s Rural Veils were in acrylic on canvas.

Ranga Ransingh’s Brief Encounter and Pranati Das’ Yadoen ki Dibiya were in acrylic on paper and canvas respectively.