by Suman Gupta
5th June 2019: Manaswi Patel is a well versed experienced artist who is a painter by profession. The inauguration of her art exhibition Manndala was done by eminent writer and industrialist Mr.Achyut Godbole. The exhibition will be held in Mumbai at Artist Centre, Kalaghoda from 5th June to 10th June from 11.00 am to 7.00pm. The exhibition is open to all.
Mr. Achyut Godbole is a prolific writer in all genres and has produced numerous original works as well as the adaption of work from other languages into Marathi. He has over 32 years of experience in the IT industry and has headed top management positions in companies like Syntel, L & T, Patni computer system and many more. During the inauguration, he said “I am amazed and thrilled to see such beautiful paintings made by a banker who never took any professional training in the art field. I wish her good luck and I am absolutely sure that this exhibition will be a massive success”. Manaswi’s artwork is basically inspired by Mandala. The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. Each gate is in the general shape of T. These mandalas often have a radial balance. But her artform does not reflect any of the history or the technique or the meaning previously given. Her art is a freehand design created in Mandalas, with the use of a special technique to give them texture and make them feel like embossed painting.
She creates paintings with acrylic colors and mediums only, and instead of using a small brush to create the lines it is created with acrylic threads. These threadlike patches hence get some texture and look like it is embossed on the canvas. Secondly, it has a unique light effect which can be seen in the dark by using any light focused on painting particularly on the work created in texture. She is also a member of Colorosity, which is a team of young entrepreneurs who are willing to change the way; society perceives the world for betterment. In Colorosity they incorporate color psychology into the art. It is used in multiple ways for self-development. Manaswi is conveying the work of Colorosity through her art with the help of the technical team. The colors, collaborated with her art, give a boost to emotional intelligence, subconscious mind, and the brand.
She say’s “While making portraits I feel as if I am trying to capture things into the paintings that I see and feel, as a way of recording their beauty and power. In that way, I try to have some sense of control in this chaotic world”. She was working with State Bank of India during 2008, accepted various postings and assignments at different places in Maharashtra. From 2013 to 2018 she served as a Credit Manager for SBI for Home loans to High Net worth Clients achieved the best official in credit (Western Mumbai) for 2017 and 2018. Finally, she resigned from SBI in 2019 to follow her passion for Art and to live a creative life in a different way.