Sunday, January 11, 2009

Straight from Sarvesh's Art

Some may dream of what could be, young Sarvesh Harivallabhdas finds perfection here and now. He paints what he sees, exactly the way our human eyes see things, and his subjects are immediately recognizable. Eighteen-year-old Sarvesh says he has painted as far back as he can remember.

Self taught except for art classes at school, Sarvesh's current series started with an interest in faces and Indian themes. There is a lovely Degas inspired ballet scene, a haunting portrait of the Afghan girl from the National Geographic, deeply touching 'mother and child' portraits, and several good-looking Indian women who resemble John Fernandes' ladies. Clear liquid eyes, the golden gleam of hair, soft eyelashes, tranquil babies are all lovely parts of his work. He paints human beauty after witnessing its perfection.

Sarvesh's exhibition, on January 5, 2009 at Art Desh gallery, Tardeo was graced by Meera Mahadevia, Divya & Pradeep Mafatlal, Bharat Patel and artists Gautam Patole, Padmanabh Bendre, Venkatesh Dornal, Daxa Khandwala, Prithvi Soni, Kalpana Gandhi, and host of others.

Sarvesh is donating the entire proceeds from his exhibition to charity. "Art is my passion. I paint to express myself. With the proceeds, I would like to help the needy." May there be more of his ilk.

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