Ujjwal Ankur of Antriksh Golf View in Noida’s Sector 78 has become popular with the residents of the society overnight. It’s his art that adorns the wall of his society’s common passageway which earned a recognition.
A day prior to Diwali, the idea of bringing his love for the art on the wall of the society crossed his mind. He took up the brush and started painting on the canvas of the wall a scene in the Gond Art (an Indian folk art very popular in the rural MP, Chattisgarh, Maharastra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana). The piece of art took him ten hours to complete.
Ever since, younger residents (children) of the society are flocking to his floor to click pictures with the mural.
Talking to CitySpidey, Ujjwal said, “I am a professional artist and art historian and believe that art in any form should reach the masses. This is the reason I chose to paint a huge wall of my society so that people could come, take photographs and selfies and get acquaint themselves of this kind of art.”
The painting depicts a flying elephant which is a metaphorical representation of prosperity, purity and happiness. Notably, elephant is always associated with Goddess Lakshmi and it has got a very important place in Buddhism as well.
The mural also included swamp deer, green plants loaded with fruits and the vibrant colours he used symbolise happiness associated with Diwali.