Art & Culture

Artist Shakila's Collage Exhibition at CIMA Art Gallery Kolkata

Shakila, a vegetable seller from a village in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, is holding an exhibition of her collages at the CIMA Art Gallery in Kolkata. The exhibition, titled ' The Master and his Disciple – works by B R Panesar&Shakila' will be on till May 17th. Along with Shakila's insightful collages on the vagaries of life, the exhibition is also displaying works of her mentor the Late B R Panesar. Paneswar recognised Shakila's talent while she was a little girl, accompanying her mother to the Taltala market to sell vegetables. He was impressed with her creations made from colourful bits of paper given to her from him. Panesar, a statistician by profession, was himself making collages at the time. He inspired and groomed Shakila to become a collage artist in her own right.Shakila'swork have been exhibited at several international exhibitions subsequently. Paneswar died early this year. Neither Panesar nor Shakil have any formal training in art.

Posted on May 16, 2014

--- The Indian Minority