“Truly impressive. Covers a wide variety of subjects, and themes – from Pracheenta to Naveenta, in beautiful art”, commented Shri Hardeep Singh Puri while visiting the Solo Art Exhibition of paintings titled ‘WoManouvre’ by artist Karuna Jain. The Minister congratulated Ms Karuna Jain for her paintings featuring diverse themes in acrylic paintings ranging from abstract to contemporary and traditional folk art.
Union Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri visiting Art Exhibition by Karuna Jain at IHC, New Delhi today
The exhibition was also visited by Shri Manoj Joshi, Secretary , MoHUA and Sh Suneet Tandon, former DG of IIMC and presently Director, India Habitat Centre.
Shri Manoj Joshi, Secretary , MoHUA, visiting Art Exhibition by Karuna Jain at IHC, New Delhi today
The art event at Convention Hall Foyer, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi was inaugurated on evening of 14 Nov by Shri Amrit Lal Meena (IAS) Secretary, Ministry of Coal (Govt. of India). It will be on display till 17 November 2023.
Inauguration of the Ms Karuna Jain’s Art Exhibition at IHC, New Delhi by Shri Amrit Lal Meena (IAS) Secretary, Ministry of Coal on Nov. 14, 2023
The Guest of Honour at the inaugural event was Raseel Gujral Ansal, one of India’s leading lifestyle designers and artist and daughter of Satish Gujral, legendary artist and Padma Bhushan awardee. According to Raseel Gujral Ansal, “Coming from a family of art, of artists, I know how much dedication and courage it takes to present your artwork in front of not-so-loving eyes and sometimes not knowing how it will be received. I feel the artist are the most courageous people – they not only dare to dream but they are willing to share their dream with everybody regardless whether they are willing to dream along with them. So I’d like to congratulate Karuna on having the courage to dream and to present that dream.” Raseel Gujral also shared that the most important part of her father’s legacy was how he always encouraged the younger artists and was sensitive to the challenges a new artist faced and she said – “I think in being here today I think and I hope in my own humble way, I can continue that legacy of encouragement.”
About the Artist
Karuna Jain’s artwork delves into the deep and meaningful connection between divine nature and women. Her paintings beautifully emphasize the significant role that women play in bringing harmony to the universe, while also highlighting the inherent positivity that exists in life. But Karuna’s artistic repertoire extends far beyond just capturing these themes. She explores a wide range of subjects and techniques, constantly pushing the boundaries of her creativity to create captivating and thought-provoking pieces of art. Her journey is dotted by accolades such as Artist of the Year and Nari Gaurav Samman and she has showcased her creations at the International Jaipur Art Festival, NGMA, IHC, CSOI Vinay Marg and K.G. Marg and CCRT, Dwarka, New Delhi.
Through her involvement with various well-known NGOs, she actively supports initiatives related to children’s education, with a special focus on advocating for the education of girls. Additionally, Karuna extends her support to the hearing-impaired community, empowering them to overcome barriers and thrive. Her efforts also encompass promoting blood donation awareness, highlighting the importance of this life-saving act.