Mumbai Art Exhibition Features Works Inspired by Rumi’s Poetry

Mumbaikars will experience the words of 13th-century Sufi poet Rumi in a never-before-seen way at an art exhibition inspired by his moving work. The exhibition, Postcards from Rumi, will take place on April 2 and 3 in the city (at the Cymroza Art Gallery). It will present 60 works by 20 artists, including two sculptors.

Sangeeta Charan

Singapore-based abstract artist Sangeeta Charan, who is exhibiting her art at the show, shares that her work was inspired by Rumi’s quote, “There is hope after despair and many suns after darkness” . In her pieces, she portrays a connection with nature.

Meanwhile, what motivated artist Krishna Khanna is Rumi’s quote – “The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; whatever you want, you already are.’ Her circular canvas shows the intersection of infinity, art and emotion.

Shah Bindal

Curator of the exhibition and artist herself, Bindal Shah found her muse in this verse of the great poet: “He makes the door, he makes the lock and he makes the key. She clarifies: “My faith in the divine was restored by this simple but poignant thought.”

Sonika Shah

Urban sculptor Sonika Shah’s work is based on Rumi’s philosophy of love, how only someone who loves you will be able to understand the true meaning of your actions and feelings.

Mehernosh Venkatraman

Mehernosh Venkatraman from Pune, the only man present at this event, chose to highlight the following words of Rumi in his work: “Your heart is the size of the ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths. With art that is both colorful and mysterious, says Venkatraman, “many of Rumi’s quotes are profound and offer advice that is relevant even today.”

Catch it live

What: Postcards from Rumi!

Where: Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai

When: April 2-3

Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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