A love carved in stone for this artist

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - MY CITY - Ruchika Garg ■ [email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

Adex­trous artist can in­fuse life in the most inan­i­mate things. And this on­go­ing ex­hi­bi­tion in the Cap­i­tal is a proof of that. A fam­ily of tor­toise carved out of white mar­ble, can­dles de­pict­ing life’s tran­si­tory na­ture, and more are all part of Lal­lan Singh’s ex­hi­bi­tion ti­tled Divine Jour­ney II.

The 48-year-old artist has a rep­u­ta­tion for cre­at­ing mas­ter­pieces out of stone. In­ter­est­ingly, he doesn’t have any for­mal train­ing for the art.

“I have done BSc and a man­age­ment course. I worked in IT for some­time, but could not keep my­self away from my love for sculpt­ing.”

He has been hold­ing ex­hi­bi­tions for the last two decades and chose to learn the skill from the mas­ters. “I left the job and ap­proached sev­eral peo­ple to learn the art, ba­si­cally ex­perts in this field. I used to ob­serve them and learnt the art through ob­ser­va­tion or by as­sist­ing them,” says Singh.

His love for mar­ble mo­ti­vated him to shift base from Praya­graj to Udaipur.

“Udaipur is a city of mar­bles. One can eas­ily find the right mar­ble there. There is no place bet­ter than the city to learn and ex­cel at the art of sculpt­ing,” says Singh.

Open from 11am to 6pm, the ex­hi­bi­tion is be­ing held at Triveni Kala Sangam, Mandi House, and will be on till De­cem­ber 9.

PHOTO: RAVI CHOUD­HARY/HT One of the sculp­tures on dis­play at the ex­hi­bi­tion

Lal­lan Singh PHO­TOS: GOKUL VS/HT

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