The currently ongoing “Journey of Life on Canvas” on display at L&P Hutheesing Visual Arts Center is artist Dr Ravidarshanji Vyas’s poetry in colours. Featured are paintings and pieces that document his life’s journey and insights derived from the travels.
An avid artist with a love for colours since childhood, it was in 2015 that the line came to mind. “This showing is like a painted biography. It has a generous throwing in of personal heirlooms like my grandmother’s outfits, an ancient inkpot from the household and the backdrop of places from many travels,” shares the artist.
The exhibition is on till Jan 19.
An acclaimed homoeopath, Dr Ravidarshanji Vyas has been a Raj Vaidya at Bhuvaneshwari Peeth and Aushadhashram. His family line boasts doctors who have been homoeopaths to the royals of Gondal. Dr Vyas has also been gaddipati of Bhuvaneshwari Shakti Peeth. “Shortly after I graduated from the homoeopathy college, a turn of events saw me at the helm of my alma mater. However, art remained an enduring passion all through,’ he shares, informing that his good fortune was responsible for getting Raja Ravi Verma as his mentor. Largely self-taught, Dr Vyas speaks of colours reflective of moods and personalities. “This art display is titled Journey of Life because it has evolved over seven years. Unlike a curated series, this one conveys an unspoken story. My canvas has been the laboratory to splash the lessons and the deductions are left for each to infer,” he puts rather lucidly.
An elaborate set has been created to showcase the display. Traditional music is used to set the tempo and each frame is a detailed piece sourced from the Gondal crafters. Titles such as Manidwipa, MahaLaxmi, Ashtavinayak are an instant connection with the deeply mythological character of the showing.