In a heartwarming initiative, acclaimed Mumbai-based artist Om Swami is all set to leave an indelible mark, not only through his art, but by giving back to society by creating a profound impact on the lives of blind girl children. As part of his upcoming exhibition, ‘Aaradhya: The Deity’, the ace artist will be teaching these young talents, the art of sculpting Ganesha idols, with the aim of providing them with a potential avenue for future employment. This showcase commences at the prestigious Vachi Art Gallery – Shop 141 B, 1st floor, Atria Mall in Worli on 4th November and continues until 13th November there, daily 11 am to 7 pm, followed by an extended run at the iconic Jehangir Art Gallery in Kala Ghoda from 14th November to 20th November, 2023, daily 11 am to 7 pm.
Om Swami’s artistry is characterised by a bold and vivid colour palette, enlivening his creations with hues of Red, Yellow, and Orange, subtly intertwined with hints of Green, Blue, Black, and White. Each of his paintings possess an enchanting beauty, an irresistible charm that captures the viewer’s attention from the very first glance. However, what truly sets Om Swami’s work apart is his unique ability to synchronise his inner thoughts and emotions with the canvas. Every stroke on the canvas is a reflection of his innermost spiritual self, creating a dynamic and fluid movement within each piece.
Sunita Sanghai, owner – Vachi Art Gallery, a homemaker turned entrepreneur and an ardent art enthusiast whose aim is to ensure that original paintings reach households, making them more beautiful, imparts, “Om Swami’s art is a beautiful journey into the artist’s soul – an exploration of colour, emotion, and the potential of the human spirit; a constant reminder that art can be a powerful bridge between the tangible and the spiritual. The term ‘Vachi’ refers to Goddess Lakshmi and it only fills us with joy that our gallery will be a conduit for blind girl children to nurture a craft that can empower their future.”