LPU International Student organized Solo Painting Exhibition
One of the international students of Lovely Professional University Fabrice Kankolongo, who hails from Democratic Republic of Congo, organized Solo Painting Exhibition at Dr Satya Paul Art Gallery, Virsa Vihar, Jalandhar. Titled as ‘And Those Hidden Realities”, the exhibition presented his latest works of ‘mix-media, charcoal, acrylic, and collage on sheet. His artworks proved a boon for art lovers as it covered fertility, spirituality, grandeur, justice, destruction, imagination, reason, innocence, war horrors, terrorism, emotion, friendship, happiness, desolation, initiation, optimism and many more with diverse artistic techniques. LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal encouraged him to go ahead with his mission of bringing awakening among all through his art delineations.
Visitors to the exhibition appreciated the expressive beauty of his artistry. Student of Fine Arts Department at LPU, Fabrice tackled universal themes in which everyone can identify oneself in accordance. He is also a medal winner at national level competition organized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU), where his choice of colours which symbolize the best of sensations, problems, and emotions was appreciated. He also uses the symbolism and signs of nature for their universal meanings. Some of his works displayed were named as Red Moon, Red Lips, Impact, Look of Hope, Scream and more which aptly described his feelings.
Fabrice shares he wanted to pursue Law program but motivated by his mother who used to collect all his early childhood and school days’ sketches and drawings, he entered the realms of Fine Arts. He has also got education in interior architecture at LPU. Defining himself as a mixed media painter, Fabrice says: “My creative process and my main themes are inspired by my observation of nature, culture, politics, African as well as global society. No doubt, we live in one world full of turmoil and disharmony but everything seems to be interconnected here so my themes are universal in approach. For me life is a discovery, we just have to lift the lid to discover what is hidden and be full of joy.”