JAMMU, Aug 17: Akshita Mengi, an alumnus of KC Public School, put up an Exhibition of her creative work at the Art Gallery of the school, which concluded here today.
The Exhibition was formally inaugurated by Amarendra Kumar Mishra, Principal of the school in the presence of a large number of art students and teachers. Akshita passed out of the school this year and is set to begin her graduation in science from a reputed University in Karnataka.
In her career of 12 years in the school, she turned out to be an exceptionally talented student and excelled in academics, sports and co-curricular activities with extraordinary achievement in swimming and fine arts.
In her senior years, she was elected Head Girl of the school and performed her duties with total commitment, dedication and zeal.
In her Art Exhibition, Akshita presented a wide spectrum of her creativity in the form of more than 25 paintings, drawings and sketches using acrylic and water colours and a variety of other media.
Her work stands apart by virtue of its originality, sensitivity and depiction of a wide range of human emotions, feelings and psychic complexities.
Dancing female figures form the leitmotif of most of her creative work which holds tremendous visual appeal. As a young woman with sharply honed sensibilities towards psycho-emotional states of feminine psyche, she gives expression to the feminine anxieties in some of her paintings titled ‘The Raging Eye’, ‘Chained’ and ‘Drowning Eyes’.
In her paintings titled ‘Radha Krishna’ and ‘Lord Shiva’, she perceives and portrays eternal values by painting these mythical and mystical figures in her own unique style. Somewhat reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh, she uses bold strokes of her unrestrained brush to create stunning images of unparalleled beauty and pure aesthetics.
A large number of KCPS students visited her Exhibition and interacted with her on numerous creative issues and topics.
In her own words, Akshita does not see art as “spilling of colours on a piece of paper. I see art through which one’s soul expresses itself.”
On the occasion of the conclusion of her exhibition, Principal Amarendra Mishra congratulated her on her creative genius and wished her well in her future artistic endeavours.