EXHIBITION "Soul In Structure" A Solo Art Show by Vidur Bharadwaj at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road > 10am-8pm on 16th to 22nd September 2016

Vidur Bharadwaj Artworks

Time : 10:00 am to 8:00 pm  Add to Calendar 16/09/2016 10:00 22/09/2016 20:00 Asia/Kolkata EXHIBITION "Soul In Structure" A Solo Art Show by Vidur Bharadwaj Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2016/09/exhibition-soul-in-structure-solo-art.html Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY - Exhibition on View 

Entry : Free

Venue : Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

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Event Description : 
Ghats of Benaras, Fatehpur Sikri & Havelis of yore form the backdrop of architect
Vidur Bharadwaj’s first solo art show titled "Soul In Structure" that combines the ethos of sustainable architecture with the aesthetics of modern art.

When an architect combines the design ethos of historical monuments with the aesthetics of modern art, every canvas becomes not only a thing of beauty, but also a reminder of how sustainable architecture is both necessary and possible. Delhi-based architect Vidur Bharadwaj (VB), Director, The 3C Company, has turned artist-par-excellence with his first solo show in the capital titled Soul In Structure.

Combining the architecture and design elements of historical monuments and cities (that he has also used to build some of the most renowned and award-winning edifices in the city) along with his own artistic interpretation of sustainability and environment, VB has created 15 canvases in mixed media that are an extension of his persona as the driving force behind Green Architecture in the capital and NCR. Patni Campus & The Four Seasons Hotel in Noida and Wipro Campus in Gurgaon are classic examples of ‘Green Buildings’ which save up to 48% on their energy costs.

Says VB, a graduate from School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi: “In today’s era of glass buildings, we are losing the basic essence that made all earlier buildings sustainable in themselves. It has always been my conscious effort to make my projects socially, economically and environmentally responsible buildings. Also, I love the traditional Indian architectural philosophies and concepts, especially the courtyards. When I began working on my paintings, I wanted to combine my fascination with both sustainability and traditional architecture.”

Courtyards, terraces, verandas along with water bodies, wind and sunlight suffuse his colourful canvases. Imagery of the Sun and a child are visible in almost each work. “Sun is the source of all energy and a child represents the future, for whom we have to save this planet,” says VB. “The process I have used is to combine photographs of my projects with the elements that inspire me as an architect, be it nature, monuments or moments.”

Inspired by Jag Mandir in Udaipur, the painting titled ‘Patni Campus, Noida’ highlights the concept followed in the two buildings of Patni campus. The software block on top highlights natural sunlight and techniques used to design sun shades in the building. The BPO block at bottom highlights the concept of flowing water to cool the interior courtyard. ‘Wipro Campus, Noida’ is a painting that highlights the concept of bindu being the source of energy in this green building. In the backdrop, VB has painted the remains of Mohenjo Daro civilization which was an inspiration to design buildings with N-S orientation symmetrically planned along the central axis. “The library being a knowledge center is the highlighted building in the art work.”

The painting titled ‘Wipro, Gurgaon’ highlights the concept of a courtyard, an integral part of ancient Indian architecture. “The art installation has a wooden door opening into the painting which shows a child sitting on the chaukhat of the door, inspired by my memories of childhood in my grandparents’ house.” Inspired by a haveli construction with courtyards and windows, the painting also has elements used to design the sustainable building of Wipro Technology. “The courtyard in the painting has bigger windows on the bottom to hardness natural light and smaller deep windows on the upper levels for controlled daylight.”

The famous ghats of Benaras have been the inspiration behind the design concept of ‘IHDP’. The painting highlights the pictures of the IHDP project in NOIDA which the same spiritual spirit has been captured. “The work will be installed in a way to highlight the pious aarti time on the ghats. Hanging lanterns and water troughs below with diyas and flowers will be installed to create the aura of evening aarti on the ghats of Benaras.”

The concept of nature’s walk has been highlighted in the installation titled ‘Green Boulevard’. One can see forests in the back drop with the building of this NOIDA campus. Terraces, courtyards and verandahs from the Mughal architecture as evident in Fatehpur Sikri are the inspiration behind designing this building. One of the most sustainable green core and shell buildings in the world, it was awarded the prestigious LEED platinum rating by USGBC. The painting titled ‘Tech Boulevard’ also highlights the grid system and proportions used in planning Fatehpur Sikri.

One of the works titled ‘Home’ uses details from VB’s own residence. “It was my dream to create an eco-system attracting beautiful creatures like birds and fish. I believe that a house is a living being and it should be able to live, breath and sustain itself. In the painting, I have recreated images of my three children Shimal, Mahin and Manya who are seen planting saplings in the art work. I am an art collector myself and the lady in the art work is an inspiration from one of the art works displayed at my home.”

Another painting titled ‘Lotus Espacia’ reflects the architectural ethos VB has imparted to a residential building with large apartments in NOIDA. The art work speaks of bringing the greenery and sunlight in, as a child runs into a room with the best of views. “Usage of yellow represents energy while the hands represent commitment towards the community.” ‘Lotus 300’ is an artwork inspired by a housing development that is all about luxury of space, grandeur and sophistication, ‘Lotus Boulevard’ has large open green spaces in the center and beautiful blue sky above, while Lotus Panache’s highlight is its island tower. ‘Shunya’ highlights the zero energy concept and the painting is circular representing zero. “Brown, blue, green in concentric circles represent various elements that contribute to building development like site, energy, water and materials leading to a ‘zero’.’ Inspiration for the work titled ‘Net Zero School’ comes from beautiful shells that are reminiscent of a child hidden like a pearl in his mother’s womb.

‘Delhi One’ tells us about the first address in Noida – a high-end mixed used development including the Four Seasons Hotel, commercial and residential spaces - inspired by Chandni Chowk of yore which had shops on the ground and residences above.

Indeed, this is one show which is bound to erase the line between architecture and art once and for all.

About Vidur Bharadwaj : He is the Chairman of Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), Delhi Chapter. VB is also the Advisor for Hong Kong Development Group on “Sustainable Architecture in Urban Cities” and the Managing Partner of Design and Development, the only architectural firm in India, which is in the process of being awarded carbon credits for Green Buildings. He is also an avid reader and orator, and an award-winning architect. In 2005, he was felicitated by the then President of India - Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for developing the largest most environment friendly Platinum rated LEED building in the world for Wipro Technologies, Gurgaon. 

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EXHIBITION "Soul In Structure" A Solo Art Show by Vidur Bharadwaj at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road > 10am-8pm on 16th to 22nd September 2016 EXHIBITION "Soul In Structure" A Solo Art Show by Vidur Bharadwaj at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road > 10am-8pm on 16th to 22nd September 2016 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Thursday, September 22, 2016 Rating: 5

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