Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City
Creativity in times of isolation
Veteran painter-teacher Prem Singh had an inspiring interaction with artists and art lovers on the importance of ‘Channelling isolation into creativity’ in an online slideshow and talk organised by the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi.
Showing his artworks made amid the Covid-19 induced lockdown, the artist said, “Being an artist, it was not an easy situation for me to remain in self-isolation and maintain social distancing for such a long period. Creativity is instinctive and cannot be quarantined. In the beginning, I felt a bit sad, stifled, and caged. To live a life in a house without doors is an uphill task.”
“However,” he added, “as the days progressed, I found that physical distancing may isolate one but imagination is like a free spirit that can roam around across the globe.” The artist who spent a lifetime in the Chandigarh now lives in Delhi, but was visiting the city when lockdown began and was compelled to stay here in his home along with his wife.