New Delhi: Enchanting landscapes of nature always fascinated Simi Rajan – a teacher turned artist known for her Mural paintings.
A unique and meticulous blend of mythology, quixotic colours and a wonderful play with a brush is a forte of Simi.
Her paintings were exhibited at the 3-day long seventeenth Annual Art show `Expression 2017′, Art Show of Young Artists in New Delhi.
“Three years back, when we were in Kerala. We saw Mural paintings in the temples of Kerala. I was very inspired by those paintings and I learnt there in Guruvayur temple for the reason that this particular painting has very vibrant and natural colours. I used to wonder why we could not come with the old and traditional paintings. I am thinking of converting this into contemporary with the help of Vikas ji, I want to make it modern so that I can develop a new skill,” Rajan said.
Organized by a socio-cultural NGO, Empowerment, its aim was to preserve, promote and disseminate India’s rich art and Heritage of India.
A total of 12 artists presented their work with the theme `Floating Thoughts’.
While Simi Rajan enjoyed making complex biology diagrams for students and indulged in landscape painting as hobby, she left her job as a teacher to take up painting
Under the tutelage of Paris Mohan Kumar she imbibed his unique techniques of combining nature and nurture and now she has developed numerous paintings across different themes and mythological elements within the Mural paintings.
Simi aspires to contemporize the Mural paintings to bring a modern twist to the way Murals are experienced. (ANI)