In a glitterati ceremony, potter Anju Kumar exhibited her first solo painting exhibition 'Vibrations', a collection of contemporary abstract artworks at The Gallery- Ayaan from March 15, 2012 to March 30, 2012. The eminent guest who were present to grace the occasion were Hemant Sagar, Preeti Ghai, Nupur Kundu, Vandana Arora, Mamta Rawal, Sunaina Malhotra, Harjinder Kaur, Kanchan Kapoor, Shabnam Singhal, Ramneek Pantal, Nishi Singh, Neeta Bhargava , Dimple Fauzdar, Sonia Duggal, Rooma Seikhri, Leena Bidani, Tanya Ahuja, Model Ridhima Raina, Jyoti Popli, Charisma Aggarwal, Aditi Luthra, Sangeeta Mehta to name a few.
The artworks of artist Anju Kumar are all about nature, human emotions, sensibilities and invigorations. Guests appreciated the art work of artist Anju Kumar which had innovative sculptures and pottery pieces, be it vases, urns, lamps, pillar stands and urlis along with Paintings. As elaborate swatches of color spread across the frame, one enters into the painterly realm of fantasy, imagistic illusion and a dream life the collage like effects make excellent use of the artist’s compositional skills, putting the viewer’s eye in constant motion as it follows the connective thread that the artist establishes between various elements.
Achieving a variously textured quality, the works express a uniquely eviscerated idealization of nature. It is a powerful display of innovations and creativity in vibrant oils, to dreamy acrylics to calm pastels. She speaks the innate language of painted art, being a master in color, light and composition; the juxtapositions of light and shadow give even a flat expense of color a vibrant physicality and form.
The artist said, “I love experimenting with various techniques, one of them being parallel knife oils creating thick heavy textures by adding layer upon layer of paint, scraping, pulling and blending." She also created low relief with cold ceramic which gives an interesting and exquisite dimension to artworks.‘Vibrations ’ formally ushers us in the modern millennium in the realm of fine art.