ABOUT THE ART
BEACONS OF LIGHT
This art gallery has been created by the artists of our Visual Artists Community. This community was formed of a few talented artists all based in Mumbai Metropolitan Region with the intention of holding an Art Exhibition during the Easter season this year.
Covid-19 came along at the time of our first planned meet up so we decided to meet online. That first gathering turned into a regular meeting. We share our stories, learn and discuss new ideas around art and God and our purpose as artists.
The natural next step for the community was to work on a join art project. So, Beacons of Light was born. This is the first time we are trying an Online Art Gallery. After agreeing the theme of the exhibition, each Artist worked on their own ideas and interpretations and discussed their creative process with the group, hearing feedback and refining their ideas. It's been a truly wonderful experience.
Our hope is that you will not only enjoy the art, but also experience the sense of hope each Artist has tried to convey in their art works. We invite you to join us for teh Online Q&A sessions with the artists metioned below and we hope you will explore more about the artists here through this page.
TO THE LIGHT
mixed media on watercolour paper by Daniel Luis
There is something magical about how life can be found in the most unlikely places. Even in a place seemingly devoid of life, the light reaches through the darkness and provides hope. The painting depicts a plant growing in darkness, yet reaching out to the source of light. A faint ray, providing nourishment and hope.
Daniel is a self taught artist from Goa, residing in Mumbai.
He draws inspiration from Nature and combines his passion for art and the natural world through his wildlife and nature drawings.
He is currently pursuing a degree in applied art.
INSTA LIVE WITH
Photograph by Vivek Chandeliya
Vivek grew up in Bombay and first started taking photos 6 years ago. The city and its people are a constant source of inspiration for him. He enjoys capturing moments which show the essence of life in the city; the contrasts, the quirks, the struggles and the joys.
Mixed media on handmade paper by Etienne Coutinho
This painting was conceived when I experienced the darkness and dystopia
of this present time, acutely. The rough, endless, unbroken walls of nothingness.
But my hands, they feel the pigments, knife, pallet and solvent
and scratchings on walls …and then, words like flashes,
The word, of hope, takes flesh and form, yielding sight.
Etienne is a fine artist, theatre director, graphic designer and film director. He studied at JJ School of fine Art and is well known for directing long running play Bombay Jazz. Etienne runs his own production company Work in Progress
HOPE OF LIGHT
digital art by Jeremy Kuruthukulangara
Digital illustration was done on Photoshop and video effects on After Effects. See the development of the artwork in the video below.
Jeremy Kuruthukulangara is a visual artist and graphic designer based out of Mumbai. He's been doing art and design for the past 8+ years and is currently working as a senior art director for a marketing agency. Professional motto - Do good art for good people!
stop animation with typography by Joseph D'Souza
TRANS-formations began as a typographic concept using the words which have been resounding around us during the pandemic. Words of darkness and fear. The idea developed with the thought of replacing those dark, fearful words with words of light and hope.
Joseph D'Souza lives in Vasai, Mumbai. He has a Studio where he paints and teaches. Joseph has studied Painting and Commercial Art in Pune, J J School of Art and L S Raheja School of Art. Joe sometimes does sculpting as well.