Nasser Chakkiwala, a student of class XII at Delhi Public School, Udaipur, was one of the chosen participants whose painting are being exhibited at an international art exhibition in Mumbai.
Radiant Art Exhibition is a one of its kind community art exhibition at an international level, which seeks to highlight the skills and aspirations of students within the community and showcase their work to the general public at an international level. Being held under the auspices of Dawoodi Bohra Community, the exhibition will run from 8-12 March at Badri Mahal, Mumbai. This event was titled Roots and Wings.
Nasser was one of the participant who submitted his paintings for the exhibition and 6 of his 7 submissions were selected for being exhibited at Badri Mahal across the duration of the Radiant Art Exhibition, i.e. from 8-12 March.
His paintings were reviewed by select experts, viz. Rajiv Mishra, Director, JJ School of Arts, Mumbai and Prof Vipula from St . Xavier’s Mumbai. Felicitation notes were given by both the reviewers, appreciating his work.
Rajiv Mishra, in his note, appreciated the way Nasser captured tender moments in his painting and suggested that he continue working on his passion as he saw a lot of potential in Nasser’s capability as a painter. Prof Vipula, on the other hand too appreciated Nasser’s work and suggested continuity in observations and practice.
Nasser has also participated in online exhibitions earlier, but this is the first time that his paintings have been showcased at a exhibition of this magnitude. In 2018, Nassers paintings were displayed at yet another local exhibition Alwan Artists Art Exhibition which was held at Saifee Monessori School.
The muhurat of the event was done by His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the 53rd and current Dai-ul-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra Community world wide, on 6 March. The official inauguration of the painting exhibition, which begins for the general public on 8 March, was done on 7 March by Pheroza Godrej, wife of Jamshyd Godrej and well known as Mumbai’s Art Queen.