‘Rivers Of Reflection’ by Lavanya Dutt & Verna Chand

Lavanya Dutt & Verna Chand, the mother-daughter artist duo held their first art show together in Hyderabad, which is currently on display at Icon Art gallery at Road.no-12, banjara hills. The exclusive preview was held at Taj deccan had the who’s who of the city raving about the show. In an exclusive conversation with Ritz, Lavanya shares the details about the show.

  1. What is the show all about?

The show ‘Rivers Of Reflection’ is all about Abstract art, drenched in the contrast of dark and bright tones.

  1. What’s the concept?

The concept of an Abstract art revolves around patterns and balancing the colours, as one has to know to create a pattern with colours and textures to balance them equally and gets interesting to every layman.

  1. How long did it take to paint them and put a show together?

It took about 2 months to paint all the 21 artworks.

  1. What’s the medium used?

All the 21 paintings were made using oil paints and all the colours.

  1. When did you decide to make painting as your career?

I had always been passionate about painting since childhood, as my father Manmohan dutt is a full-time artist and my mother Nirmala is a freelance artist, hence art is in my genes. I did my graduation from JNTU in arts and Masters in painting from Jamia Millia Islamia. I started out with figurative painting and got into abstract art since 2007.

  1. What’s been your inspiration?

My inspiration comes from nature and textures, like trees, butterflies and balancing the colours.

  1. How has the response been?

Response in Hyderabad has been really good and overwhelming as a lot of corporates out here seem to have an interest towards abstract art.

  1. What are your other interests besides painting?

Apart from painting, I also do 3d sculptures, Clay modelling and Mask paint

  1. How does your family support your profession?

My father and Mother have always supported  me to become an artist. My husband Rang Chand and my daughter Verna Chand have been a very strong support and motivation. Watching me paint everyday at home, my daughter also gradually developed an interest towards art and has done a few shows at this very young age. She’s a good observer and often tries to depict her thoughts from her observations.