Sandeep Sinha, the renowned, self-taught and internationally acclaimed Pune based abstract artist, held a solo exhibition of his paintings, “Avahan – Awakening the Goddess within”, on 25th & 26th October 2018, at Raja Ravi Verma Art Gallery.
The highlight of this exhibition was the 556 sqft single scene painting, which is an attempt to create a record for the ‘World’s largest professional oil painting’. Sandeep is all set to break the earlier record set in 2017 by Gurmej Singh, in Michigan USA, of an oil painting of 250 sqft.
It took Sandeep two and a half months to complete the painting, As per the world record rules, the painting should be only a single scene. Sandeep selected the Himalayan Ranges to convey the monumentality and grandeur of nature as his theme for this artwork. He dedicated this painting to the acid attack survivors. He said that as the Himalayas stand erect against all the odds, so do the acid attack survivors.
The exhibition was inaugurated by artist Manasi Kirloskar, an exceptional painter herself, who has graduated from the world reputed Rhode Island School of Design USA. She is Executive Director & CEO of Kirloskar Systems Ltd. and CEO and Trustee of Caring with Colour, her social impact startup for ‘Education through Art’ to lesser privileged children.
Artist Sandeep, an IT professional, working at TechMahindra, also displayed a few of his abstract artworks. “I didn’t really choose this art form, but the art form actually chose me. I simply enjoy abstract art as it has a deep connection to my meditation practice. More significantly, this art form pours out my ongoing thought process. It made me realize the importance of being aware and conscious of various modes of thinking. I strongly feel it completes me as a human being”, smiles Sandeep.
After amazing the world with his much appreciated and recognized miniature painting in 2015, Sandeep Sinha, is all set to create a record for the “World’s largest professional oil painting”, with an aim to bring glory and honour to the nation.