A solo art exhibition titled Symphony of Colours, by Indian artist Sheffy Taharath is on display at Art and Soul Gallery.
The solo exhibition was opened by Maryam al Zadjali, artist and Director of Omani Society for Fine Arts (OSFA).
This is the 50th exhibition of Sheffy in the Sultanate and his sixth solo work.
Sheffy has used different media such as oil, acrylic, acrylic on cloth, oil pastels, water colour pen, ink and others. Around 56 of his works are on display on the wall and about 60 displayed on the table for visitors to have a glimpse of his works.
Sheffy says that every picture of his at the expo has a feeling of ‘solitude’ which is not intentional. “I believe in life you may be among the crowd but you are alone and cannot think about someone’s thoughts,” he adds.
Sheffy mentions about his work ‘The Voyage’ which is not only the trip of Baghlah,an ancient cargo vessel of Oman. The journey to its destination, he says, resembles a symbol of hope for people who travelled to Gulf countries, their struggles and happiness as well.”
“The vessel floated, wandered and drifted to its destination with hope, like the mind of the passenger, this too fought the seas of turbulence and conquered faraway lands. It is about the Omani cargo ship but I have mixed my feelings of expatriate life as well,” he explains.
His overall works evoke mixed feelings like the one on Shakunthala with the deer which reveals a hidden story.
His works present a mixed feelings like violence, fun, passion and sorrow.
Sheffy had last exhibited in 2017 with photographer Hareesh Raja in a photography-cum-artexhibition titled ‘Mesmerizing Oman.’
In 2007, he held a grand solo themed exhibition ‘Cultural Beats’.
The exhibition at the Water Front, Shatti al Qurum, concludes on September 26.The timings are from 8 am to 10 pm from Sunday till Saturday.