Artist’s ode to the Mahatma via abstract paintings

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) An intimate yet abstract portrait of Mahatma Gandhi with his wife Kasturba, a frail-looking Gandhi during Satyagraha march and many other pivotal facets of the father of the nation are captured in an artist’s work whose exhibition will open here Saturday.

Ahmadabad-based artist Haku Shah’s exhibition “Nitya Gandhi: Living Reliving Gandhi” are mounted at Art Konsult gallery at Lado Sarai in south Delhi.
Using the medium of abstract and figurative paintings, the 81-year-old had been working on this exhibition for the past four years.
“I am a great believer of Gandhiji’s ideologies and thought remembering him on his death anniversary would evoke same sense of patriotism among today’s youth,” Shah told IANS on phone from Ahmedabad.
“There is a lot of unease in the country now and his beliefs and what he did for the country are a firm reminder for all of us to take a moment from our busy life and look back at his life,” he added.
These paintings trace Gandhi’s journey to jail, his love for the spinning wheel, his belief in peace and some random depictions from his personal and private life.