GUWAHATI, Nov 6 - A detour from the routine fare of paintings, art lovers can get an invigorating treat at an exhibition of drawings, illustrative works and graphic designs by veteran artists Benu Misra and Champak Barbara, that was inaugurated today at the State Art Gallery, Rabindra Bhawan.
Abiding Realities � innovatively conceptualised to bring to the fore some of the striking illustrative works, graphic designs, cover pages, etc., � exhibit the original as well as digital works of both the artists.
The exhibition will continue from 1 pm to 6 pm daily up to November 9.
Inaugurating the exhibition today, litterateur, researcher and former president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha Birendranath Datta said that like a jugalbandi in the field of music, this artistic jugalbandi will also enthral the visitors with the best of both the artists.
�Benu Misra and Champak Barbara represent two different time periods, and together, their art works are complementary to each other,� he said, also remembering his personal association with both the artists and with the Gauhati Artists� Guild.
Eminent artist Benu Misra said that organised in a limited time period, the exhibition aims to provide a fresh perspective to art lovers. Starting since the early 1960s, Benu Misra�s works have inspired several generations of artists.
Champak Barbara, while speaking on the occasion, said that he was enthralled at the idea of having an exhibition with a veteran like Benu Misra. �It is a new concept of exhibiting illustrative works and graphics, which are generally not kept in an organised way after getting published,� said Barbara, who is also the Staff Artist of The Assam Tribune. In touch with the flow of day-to-day life, his illustrative works represent the weals and woes of the contemporary world.