To arrive home some need a long walk. But if one takes mere walking as pleasure, then the destiny is not all that really matters. This exactly is what Vijay Belde feels about his journey in art. Not a couple of dozens, but the very first piece of work is enough to speak about his language of color and effect in deft handling of the image he would always prefer to paint. When asked he would come out with his desire to be the artist who would not care a dime about a name in a great hall of fame, than a gesture of appreciation for his work.
Lord Ganesha is the present subject of his canvas. Strong lines, colors and composition of the image of great scope and flexibility unveil the age old Kriya Yoga of the great saints of spirituality. All the 'Mudras' of the lord, express artists own concept taken from the known metal icons. The dexterity of his brush work expands beyond the traditional style and show up fresh dimension subtly. His spiritual devotion and enlightenment by his guru further simplified all the inputs of Yogic postures and these have effectively culminated in the form he conceived.
As we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, take a walk around his present series of work done in acrylic on canvas curated by Anjali Maheshwari,founder Eldora Art. One can feel the artist's progress quietly achieved by years of silent effort. The impression and style of the artist has yet a great promise of a new revelation.
The paintings will be on display at Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery at Bajaj Bhavan Ground Floor, 226 Nariman Point, opp. Inox Cr2, Mumbai - 400 021