Artist duo takes in the spirit of New Zealand

An exhibition of paintings by two New Zealand based artists of Indian origin will be open to the public from this weekend.

The eight-day exhibition, under the theme, ‘Inhaling the Spirit: New Zealand’ will be inaugurated by Asia NZ Foundation Director (Culture) Jennifer King at the Aotea Centre Gallery located at 50 Mayoral Drive in the Central Business District of Auckland on October 19, 2013.

The travelling exhibition, which had a successful run in Tauranga (Indian Newslink, June 1, 2013), began its journey at the New Zealand High Commission in Delhi a few years ago. Incorporating the collections of Lipika Sen and Prabhjyot Majithia, the exhibits include acrylic on canvas, intriguing story-installations, sketches and cartoons.

Lipika Sen

Advertising is another major strength for India-born Lipika, who has also lived in Moscow and Siberia, before migrating to NZ.

A postgraduate in Linguistics from Jawaharlal Nehru University and a graduate in English Honours from Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University, Lipika worked in the creative department of several top advertising agencies in India, before embarking on her artistic journey in New Zealand.

Prabhjyot Majithia

Prabhjyot personifies versatility. He is at once a cartoonist, advertising executive, flautist, filmmaker and animator. While his love for art and music made him a globetrotter, it was a road trip around New Zealand that released the painter in him. He expresses his obsession with the human form through the eloquent figures that inhabit his canvas.

Born in Dehradun, Prabhjyot went to Delhi College of Art for a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts. His work assignments included a number advertising agencies and publishing houses and his animation films and virals have won several awards.

Suresh Krishnan has been mentioned as their ‘co-traveller in the tour of New Zealand.

Photo Caption: 1. Lipika Sen 2. Prabhjyot Majithia

What: Art Exhibition

Inhaling The Spirit: New Zealand

Who: Lipika Sen and Prabhjyot Majithia

Where: Aotea Centre Gallery

50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland

When: October 19 & 20 from 830 am to 9 pm

October 21 to 26 from 830 am 530 pm

Contact: Lipika Sen on (07) 5743414 or 021-2220470 Email: lipikasen@gmail.com:.

Websites: www.inhalingthespirit.com; www.hichki.com

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