Artworks of city-based artist Hemant Rao will be exhibited at International Art Exhibition in Taiwan. The five-day exhibition will begin on Thursday at Art Revolution Taipei. The two paintings of the artist have been selected from over 4,262 pieces of artworks of artists from 81 countries. Drawing “Untitled-I” and “Untitled-II” were chosen by the jury in which abstract drawings have enigmatic layers of grey, Berlin blue, black, a faintly perceptible tone of orange evoking the serene feeling of the first light of dawn, accompanied with large windows emanating a soothing glow.
The artist has made Bhopal proud by being one of the finalists in this extremely competitive contest. “My drawings rise from my roots,” said Rao while talking to Free Press. Rao, 35, a National Academy Award-winning painter works mostly in dry pastels. He explained, “Living close to nature back in the days of my childhood definitely inspires my work. In a world of constant noise and pressure, I work to create paintings to be enjoyed as an oasis peace and tranquility.
The Taiwan International Contemporary Artist Association has organized one of Asia’s most sought after art contests, the International Art Competition (I.A.C.), since 2011.The organizer is now combining I.A.C. together with Art Revolution Taipei (A.R.T.), the most important platform of art exchange in Taiwan, to promote individual artists to the international market.