My work helps me evolve: Poonam Agarwal

…says Poonam Agarwal as her art narrates different stories about her growing as a person and as an artist, writes Debarati S Sen.

For Poonam Agarwal, art is about giving a form and a story to her myriad and colourful thoughts, it also about being herself, and expressing herself to the fullest. Poonam has developed a style of her own that is distinctive in its beauty and appeal. Her third solo exhibition titled Transformation, The Kiss of Life! is all about her journey towards self-realisation, her desire to evolve and the inclination to grow towards the divinity within us.

“Transformation is like a rebirth… a rebirth of one’s soul. When you let go of all your old habits and transform yourself, you are letting go of your old soul, letting go of greed, anger, desire, jealously for something more noble, greater and deeper. You can achieve this through introspection, soul searching and meditation. Only when there is immense love of oneself, of the Divinity, of all around us, can this transformation of one’s self happen. Only when you love yourself and accept yourself for what you are can this happen,” says Poonam. Previously, Poonam has had two shows — her first was titled The Journey was a vibrant discovery of the artist’s inner journey towards love, while her second solo exhibition titled And it is love showed how love is the source that connects each and every one of us.

This third show is different from both her previous ones — in this she has used mixed media. “I have done paintings on canvas and five works on paper this time. On paper I have used rotring pens, drawing ink, water colours and on canvas I have used acrylic,” says Poonam.

The exhibition will be one from August 8 to 14th, from 11 am to 7 pm at the Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.

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