When Bose Krishnamachari asked Sachi Lalani to mix a few colours for a new art work for his "Stretched Bodies", she said she did not want to use black.
Wondering why an artist is taking suggestions from the owner of an advertising agency?
Well, the two, like many other artists and personalities from the corporate world have come together to create works of art for a charity auction on the 10th anniversary of 'Khushii - India on Canvas (IOC)'.
"We want to reach out to every person we can, every child we can, to bring alive the joys in their lives... because we strive and live to build a better tomorrow, every day, every moment and transform society through education," Kapil Dev, Chairperson KHUSHII, said.
Krishnamachari who believes that "extremities co-exist in life and art", decided to create an experience of performative art work for the collaboration.
He did it with "rigour and energy, pleasure and passion, freshness and warmth and movements".
And Sachi "added the pleasure" to his work.
"She wanted to be part of making the work. We were walking around the canvas and I was totally looking at the space. I suggested she mix a few colours to make her involved in our collaboration.
"I usually make around 40 different shades of colours and Sachi added pleasure, but told me she didn't want to incorporate the colour black and only include happy, vibrant, bright colours," the artist said.
Sachi also added some strokes of base colours on top of which Bose applied textures and layering.
"This collaboration was not just about me painting with him. It was a lot about me learning from him and learning about his art! To be in Bose's studio and watch him create his art from scratch, was mesmerising," Sachi said.
One of India's leading contemporary artists, Anjolie Ela Menon has teamed up with musician and entrepreneur Anaya Birla, to add an artwork in her "Women and Child" series.
Anaya painted the birds in the sky, parts of the blouse and the blue textured background under the guidance of Menon.
"While I was painting, I smudged a little bit of one part and Anjolie ji sweetly said some of the best works come from beautiful mistakes!" Anaya said.
Another duo participating in the initiative is that of artist Jayashri Burman and Shefali Munjal, the director of Hero Corporate Service Limited.
1The two have created a painting on 'Hanuman' -- a subject that is close to both the participants.
"When Shefali and I discussed and I got to know about her preference of subject -- Hanumanji -- I was also very excited.
"You see, Hanuman is a demigod, an icon in himself...he is very, very Indian, and his presence has a form, a distinct character...along with being a surrealistic image," Burman said.
Munjal's contribution in the art work was to make the flowers in the painting and colour in the temples.
Other artists participating in the initiative include GR Iranna, Paresh Maity, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Seema Kohli, Satish Gupta, Kisalay Vohra, Nupur Kundu,Gayatri Sekhri, Vinita Karim, Ranbir Kaleka among others.
The auction will be conducted by Sotheby's on September 1 at JW Marriott here.
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