Date(s) - 20/07/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Alliance Française du Bengale
A creative circle of Mandala is meant to enlighten our sense of reasoning to find our peace in this circle of existence. Artist Sufia Khatoon’s present work focuses on this circle of life and how to attain Peace? In this time of intolerance where man is killing man, I feel our world has forgotten to be tolerant towards each other, to love and cherish our cultural differences and beliefs and to have faith in the goodness around us. The Peace Poetry Prayer Flag installation along the mandala peace paintings is focused in bringing tranquillity to our hearts. It is a positive message to the world to preserve peace throughout.
About the inspiration behind the work
During her travels to the Himalayan range of mountains, Nature had opened her heart to the question of the existence of the vast universe which fulfils our emptiness. Each circle that she has painted looks for peace in the chaos of our mind, heart, body and soul.
From the mundane thing to something extraordinary makes us complete. We become so content with our life that we are able to experience peace even if it’s momentary. What matters is that we protect our soul and let it experience life itself, and then we shall be finally free to journey further.
She has used the elements of nature, wildlife, words, sounds and feelings and the very essence of peace to create visual experiences about the universal soul. She hopes when you experience these paintings and installation, you’ll be able to forget the anger, violence, depression, anxiety, disappointments, loss, death, hurt and only feel the peace that can make your soul whole again.
About the Artist