Virtual art exhibition aims to strengthen ties between India and the Philippines


To strengthen diplomatic relations between India and the Philippines, leading contemporary artists from both countries gathered for a virtual art exhibition.

Entitled Kala-Likha, the month-long exhibition which opened on December 15 and designed by the online platforms Arth Art International (India) and ArtisteSpace Inc (Philippines), presents works by 14 artists from each country bringing together Indian and Filipino trends. artistic worlds.

Arth Art International from India and ArtisteSpace Inc from the Philippines have come together for a one-of-a-kind intercultural art exchange to solidify diplomatic relations between countries. It is called “Kala-Likha”, where kala ‘means art in Hindi and likha’ in Tagalog means creation, the organizers said in a statement.

The exhibition, through a virtual art gallery, is nothing less than a true art exhibition and helps to describe a long-term vision of a continuing international platform to present works of different countries through media in the future, they added.

The works presented are inspired by the artists’ real-life experiences, whether they are memories, fears or simply the hope for a better future. The themes of the artwork include nostalgia and history.

Among the participating Indian artists are Brajesh Verman, Kamaljit Bomrah. Dharmendra Rathore, Hemraj, Jagadish Dey, Kalicharan Gupta, Krishan Ahuja, Laxman Aelay, Niren Sen Gupta and Tapan Dash.

While Verman, a retired IPS officer, displays works of art on wood, black and white marble and acrylic and foil on canvas, Bomrah, a self-taught artist, brought to the table a collection of art. figurative, cartoon and caricature.

I wanted to offer an opportunity to deliver a powerful and stimulating work, which not only attracts the interest of art lovers, but also has an impact on humanity.

These are indeed difficult times and this unique platform to bring together so many international and contemporary artists will help advance a new culture in the art world, said Sushil Shriwastwa, Curator and Founder of Arth Art International. .

Participating artists from the Philippines include Phoebe Beltran Almazan, Thelma Badon, AaronBautista, Nemi Miranda, Raks Molata, August Santiago, YelCast and Lara Latosa.

The show is scheduled to continue until January 15.

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