Sangeeta K.Murthy

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Sangeeta Kumar Murthy is a well accomplished artist and researcher since the last 25 years, who has received several Awards and Honours for her contribution to Indian Art.She was in Triveni Kala Sangam for 9 years under guidance of the Creative Genius Shri Rameshwar Broota. She was felicitated by 3rd Delhi International Film Fastival 2014. In 2013 she was felicitated by Shri Raj Nath Singh for best artist of Haryana. She was one of the artists to be encouraged by the Honourable President of India and felicitated by the Honourable Chief Justice of India and Lt. Governor of Delhi with National Woman’s Award 2008 and also a recipient of Kala Ratna Samman 2005. She participated “The Cultural Coalition” art exibition at Hyde House, Langley Street, Covent Garden, London 2014 and in “The New Florence Biennale Ethics DNA of Art” at Florence, Italy 2013. She was also a part of  “Resonance of the Spirit”, The 8th Korea India Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition” at Wolijon Foundation, Henbyeokwon Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, 2013. In 2012, she was part of the Artists’ delegation representing India for the SAARC Art Exhibition and Camp held at Colombo, Sri Lanka.  In 2011 also she was invited by the Princess of Saudi Arabia to exhibit her works at National Museum, Riyadh and held workshops at the Ministry of Culture, Saudi Arabia. Sangeeta has participated in six charity auctions such as Christies to raise funds for the underprivileged. Her works can be found in several private and public collections n India and abroad. She lives and work in Gurgaon, Haryana.

Q. What is your perception about art ?
A.  For me perception of art acquired new dimension. Art is something meaningfully expressed in colours and shapes  that prompts me to share it. It became a medium of expressing my thoughts through shapes and colours in a universal language. No other medium provides me with a silent yet in depth information about art which is understood by humanity, cutting across all barriers.  Defying the widely accepted perception that art is confined to upper echoleons of the society and has no place for commoners to understand and appreciate, I don't believe in the same.  I firmly believe aesthetics coupled with a strong message is conveyed all across humanity by overriding the obstacles of artificial hierarchy being constructed by the self acquired custodians of our society.  Art is a standard universal communication by the creator of humanity which is visible in nature and its wonders.

Q. what/who was/has been your inspiration ?
A.  I believe my husband and my entire family have been my inspiration.

Q. There’s a freshness about your work…it’s viberent and yet so soothing and pleasing to the eye …and there is always a message in your paintings, what do you want to communicate to the viewers ?
A. I wish that those who see my work, feel positive and it gives them happiness.

Q.What social issue is close to you , or which you follow ?
A. Environment and child education.

Q. You are an Artist , Teacher , Mother , Mentor and so many other things ... how do you manage and find time for all these and specially the energy ?
A I am a very positive person and my family gives me a lot of support. I believe if you do your duties timely, you can take out time for yourself. So, my husband and both my daughter helps me a lot to do the same.

Q. what is your view point on investment in art?
A. Investing in art not only inspires new age artist to create better imagery but also indicates a form of compliment. Thus in my opinion if an art form grows, so will the artist and that can only be induced by investing in their work, boosting their morale.

Q.  How is duplication of art pieces threatening the art pieces and their
investment value?
A. Duplication of art is a form of piracy and as we know piracy has not only infested but also ruined major art forms for the properietor. It affects the thinking of an art lover who tends to then perceive art from a monetary prism, overlooking the quality of work and and the artists effort.

Q. Is there anything you would want to tell art lovers?
A.  Do not take any form of art for granted, as artists are creative genies and dedicate their whole life towards their profession which is more of a passion.

Q. Your words of inspiration to the artists out there.
A.Think positive and be positive; success will come to you in the long run.