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Date(s) - 07/08/2019 - 17/09/2019
10:00 am - 7:00 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

Poet-Artist Sufia Khatoon is a Curator, a performing artist, Illustrator, Co-Founder Rhythm Divine Poets and facilitator working for the past 10 years in the field of art, poetry, literature and cultural events and festivals in Kolkata. She has exhibited and performed in places of repute representing India, West Bengal globally.
Her works have been exhibited in more than 20 group shows in various renowned galleries in Kolkata, namely Ganges Art Gallery, Birla Art Gallery, Academy Of Fine Arts, Chemould Art Gallery, Mirage Art Gallery, ICCR, Shrimati Art Gallery and The Unicorn Festival,etc.
A number of her paintings and illustrations have been published in many international online magazines and poetry books. A number of her works have been recognized, awarded, and featured in various publications.
She runs a creative brand called Sufi’s Touch where  her designed lifestyle goods, recycled and upcycled art products are exhibited .