‘Colours of Pandemic’ art exhibition underway in Manipur
One of Manipur’s biggest solo art exhibitions named ‘Colours of Pandemic’ is underway with visitors thronging the RKCS art museum premises, a popular landmark in Imphal to witness the colourful brush strokes of these paintings.
Renowned artist Rajkumar Budhimanta, who is son of Rajkumar Chandrajitsana Singh, popularly known as RKCS, a doyen in the field of fine arts in Manipur, exhibited 335 oil paintings created during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
“I used to paint these paintings on a daily basis during the COVID-19 lockdowns when the people were afraid to cross beyond their gates,” Budhimanta said. “In fact I was addicted those days as if I couldn’t spend the day without painting,” he added.
Earlier, some of his paintings were even posted on his Facebook page under the banner ‘Lockdown Series’.
Sharing a video of the art exhibition hall in a social media post, Budhimanta wrote, “A solo exhibition after 29 years from my first solo exhibition in 1994 at GM Hall.”
It may be mentioned that Manipur’s Education, Law and Legislative Affairs Minister Thounaojam Basantakumar Singh along with Vice chancellor Prof. P Gunindro of the Manipur University of Culture and Chairperson K Sobita of RKCS Museum of Arts and Crafts were present during the formal inauguration of the solo art exhibition on January 28.