“Through my works, I intend to accentuate the fact that life still has its own existence and I try to find the essence of life in everything around us which makes us lively.”
This collection of watercolours by Laxmipriya Panigrahi is a visual assemblage of her commitment towards the craft and concepts sustained through her work and her ever evolving range. She fuses stylistic elements drawn from miniature paintings and traditional Patta paintings of Odisha. Her practice is vastly influenced and marked by her shift from Odisha to Delhi and by her personal encounters with the ever changing urbanscapes of both the places. She says,“I take my experiences as my inspiration and use these ideas to create and learn. The instinct to be creative drives me to get involved in painting. Art for me is about experiencing one’s own self”.
Panigrahi’s recent artworks display a sense of conflict between man-made structures and the nature where her compositions seek out to imbibe the ‘ideal’as well as ‘idyllic’. Her beautifully serene landscapes, rich and fantasizing at the same time are soothing visions of those places that are still untouched by the ravages of human intervention. The depth of her imagery is heightened by the sense of calm and solace it induces in the mind of a viewer.
Laxmipriya Panigrahi was born in 1989, in Odisha. She obtained her Master in Visual Arts (painting) from Utkal university of Culture in Odisha. She lives and works in New Delhi, where she continues to develop her oeuvre. She has participated in numbers of group exhibitions including the 50th Annual Exhibition by the Birla Academy in Kolkata in 2016, Kalashree-2 by AIFACS in New Delhi in 2014, a Group Exhibition in Lalit Kala Academy, Bhubaneswar in 2013, 2012 and 2011. In 2012, she received an award in the All India Camlin Art Contest.