Watch: Salman Khan to showcase his art in first solo show dedicated to Mother Teresa
Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is all set to showcase his art in his debut solo show “Motherhood – An Artistic Ode to Mother Teresa”.
The show is in association with Sandeep and Geetanjali Maini Foundation; and AGP World, in association with Being Human – Salman Khan Foundation, Gallery G and Artior Gallery.
Three paintings, including two new sizable works by the artist, will be on display at Gallery G in Bengaluru from March 11 to 20.
Salman’s artworks will first go live online on Google Arts & Culture on March 4. Two of his paintings titled ‘Still in Hope of Compassion’ and ‘Begging for Peace’ will be displayed on the GAC digital platform.
Salman describes his new works that will be on display:
Still in the Hope of Compassion: “There are wars. There is loss. There are epidemics to deal with. But there is also hope. And Mother Teresa tells us that no matter what the odds are, hope will always win.”
Begging for Peace: “Peace is not merely the absence of conflict. Peace is humility with folded hands. Acceptance of our humanity. And the purpose of our lives.”
It appears that a huge Mother Teresa fan, Salman has dedicated most of his creative craft to her and the humanitarian work she has done.
Salman says, “I like to say it with my films. The stories I tell. The songs I sing. The dialogues I deliver. And sometimes, I like to say it with color and a blank canvas.” I do.”
Salman’s work was first featured on Google Arts & Culture in February 2021, when the Sandeep and Geetanjali Maini Foundation (SGMF) launched their institution’s digital presence on this globally acclaimed platform. View the collection here.
Motherhood by artist @BeingSalmanKhan is a tribute to Mother Teresa, whose qualities of compassion and hope are what the world needs most right now. The exhibition is online at @googlearts and live to @gallery_g_arts. @tweetbeinghuman @Agpworld Thank you for organizing a show of strength and peace pic.twitter.com/EXxi2wvCLP
— gitanjali maini (@gitanjalimaini) March 4, 2022
“In 2021, only one painting of Salman Khan was displayed on GAC. This year we have added two more paintings by him, each of which is extremely attractive and unique,” says Geetanjali Maini, Sandeep and founder of Geetanjali Maini Foundation.
“We have a very good relationship with AGP World in Mumbai and it was a great pleasure when they approached us to help them find a global platform to showcase the art of Salman Khan. Working with and through AGP World Working with Salman Khan since then has been one of the biggest projects our foundation has done.”
As a tribute to women around the world, we are excited to present our next artistic endeavor with @BeingSalmanKhan titled #Motherhood. An artistic series for #Mother Teresa to encourage compassion and peace. #motherhoodbyesk
See here: https://t.co/IsaA4wZn5Hhttps://t.co/GOI0MwsKx6
— AGP World (@Agpworld) March 4, 2022
“Keeping in mind the nature of Salman Khan’s art and the current scenario of war and unrest in the world, this is the most appropriate time to showcase works based on ‘peace’.
“The artist thoughtfully channeled her inner feelings through Mother Teresa and we contacted Dr. Girija Camel from Philadelphia to view and comment on the artist’s works at Gallery G. Work with War Veterans Given Dr. Camel’s extensive experience in doing art as a therapy, these works become even more relevant during these testing times than what we are currently seeing around us,” explains Gitanjali Maini.
Salman primarily works with canvas, acrylic and oil paints as well as charcoal and ink. Most of his paintings are large, standing five feet or more on canvas or board.
He is also known to have used items such as chains, wood chips and plastic waste and other materials to embellish and enhance his paintings.
In this series of works on display, the artist uses paint straight from a tube to create Stills in Hope of Compassion.
AGP World, Mumbai, an event and arts platform that supports artists from all over the world, has been representing the art of Salman Khan for many years.
Ashwin Gidwani of AGP World says: “Having been born in India, a country so rich in art and culture, I feel it is my privilege and responsibility to showcase the treasures we have. Salman Khan is a neo-expressionist artiste Whose work inspires & continues to inspire audiences. His works are reshaping the contemporary landscape and they strike a chord with one’s imagination, allowing them to see the world through a sober lens. Inspire you to watch.”