The City’s A-Listers were in attendance at the preview of Nawaz Modi Singhania’s new solo art exhibition titled “Portrait Study of Well Known Personalities” held in south Mumbai on the weekend. The solo art exhibition will be open to the public from April 6 to May 4, 2014 between 11 am and 8 pm at the Raymond Flagship Store, Warden Road.
Gautam Singhania and Nawaz Modi Singhania played host to everyone from Mumbai’s most powerful women (Nita Ambani) to actors (Raveena Tandon, Juhi Chawla, Gulshan Grover, Perizad Zorabian) to politicians (Shaina NC) to corporate chieftains (Nikhil Meswani, Niraj Bajaj, Ashok Wadhwa, Yohan Poonawala, Tanya Godrej Dubash, Vijay Kalantari) to builders (Boman irani Rustomjee, Abhishek Lodha) to advertising giants (Alyque Padamsee, Sam & Lara Balsara, Bharat Dabholkar, Kailash Surendranath, Prahlad Kakkar) to designers (Poonam Soni) to Government functionaries (Dr. PS Pascricha, Satish Maneshinde) to art curators (Nisha Jamvwal) to film industry personalities (Zarine Mehta, Anil Thadani) to sports marketers (Vivek Singh) to pure fashionistas (Aarti Surendranath, Reena Wadhwa, Madhoo Shah, Marc Robinson, Laila Lamba, Aakanksha Aggarwal, Shweta Shetty, Zeba Kohli) amongst others.
The artiste whose work sparkles with grace, spirituality and movement, was overwhelmed with the enthusiastic response to the preview of her forthcoming solo art exhibition on portraits of iconic globally renowned personalities from various walks of life at the Raymond Flagship Store, Warden Road, South Mumbai. The portraits on canvas (charcoal, oils and acrylic) are a tribute to iconic celebrities ranging from Hollywood stars (Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise) to singers (Beyonce, Michael Jackson) to sportspeople (David Beckham, Maradona, Roger Federer) to royalty (Princess Diana) to scientists (Albert Einstein) to corporate executives (Steve Jobs) to celebrity anchors (Oprah Winfrey) amongst others.
“Through the years, they’ve made us laugh and cry, they have inspired and motivated us, imbedded thoughts, imbibed emotions and character in us, enthralled and mesmerized us, both consciously and subconsciously. This collection is a Portrait Study of those whom we love to love…or even love to hate..,” says Nawaz.
Nawaz is renowned in the Indian art circuit for her visually impactful and creative renditions to her interests in various art forms, fitness, health and dance. Seamlessly uniting her interests, Nawaz has emerged as one of India’s most creative fitness experts. On her creative journey, she has successfully held four solo exhibitions in Mumbai (three) and New Delhi (one). Her canvases are a reflection of her vibrant and multi-faceted persona. Her body of work includes art collections such as the Charcoal Series, Body Art, The Awakening, Born Free and Miscellaneous.