SAKURA- Land and Light

Ensconced in the lap of the Natural World, a place of quietude, is a place to dream in, to experience joy and, to reflect in creations. Artist Kapila Nahender believes that one has the power to create and yet to surrender to the creator. Her garden is a sanctuary, a haven to be at peace and dwell in memories of her childhood. As a creative being, it is interesting that some of the flowers seen in full bloom, appear in Abstract forms, in metaphors, creating a pictorial vocabulary. “My work is an enquiry, an observation on how I react to life as a whole” is what she expresses. Inspiration comes from multiple references as that of sunlight that illuminates through leaves or flowers in full bloom. Kapila explained, “My paintings are layered with multi-faceted aspects of life.” The urge to connect with bursts of colour in the midst of greens, compels Nahender to remember her genetic roots, with her grandfather’s interest as a horticulturist in Lalbagh and her father’s association with Japan. On her visit to the country renowned for Sakura or the Cherry Blossom tree, she was enthralled by the beauty and felt a strength to live life to the fullest. She considers happiness to be akin to the Cherry Blossom Tree that blossoms only for a short period of time and is very precious and memorable. Kapila Nahender combines line, form, colour and contour in her creative oeuvre of compositions that are a prism of colours with overtones of a spiritual being. “ If you look the right way, you can see the whole world is a garden” - Frances Hodgson Burnett Kapila Nahender <!-- --> Kapila Nahender, deeply involved in the process of creating art based on her experiences and environment. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru (1996) and Master of Fine Arts in Painting from M.S. University- Baroda (1998). Seeking broader perspective, she pursued a ‘Master of Visual Art’ in Printmaking from Chitrakala Parishath in the year 2022. Kapila has been part of many solo and group shows in prestigious art galleries across Bengaluru. Her artistic journey began with a group show at the Venkatappa Art Gallery in 1996 and her first Solo show was at Jalsa Art Gallery in 1998. Later from 2014 to 2024, Kapila exhibited her four Solo shows and participated in twelve group shows, at galleries namely Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Raintree, 1 Shantiroad Gallery. For the International Women’s day, she held two group shows in the year 2020 which was at ‘Posh Art gallery’ and ‘I Rise’ Edition VI, at Arthouz Gallery in Bengaluru and one Solo show at Chitrakala Parishath. Her recent Solo show "FAITH & PATIENCE" in 2023 stands as a testament to the enduring human spirit and its universally shared connection. Kapila lives and works in Bengaluru. Duration of show – 13th July to 28th July 2024 , Timing – 11 am to 6.30 pm ( Tuesday to Sunday )