In these columns we feature works of distinguished artists and lens persons. This week we feature artist Pawan Paagal.
Pawan Paagal’s paintings are all about portraits and nature. He mostly paints portraits of Gods and humans, and the forces of Nature because he believes that Nature is the truest manifestation of God. Last year he revived the painting work in the 400-year-old temple of Seshasayee Temple in the Braj Region. This temple was built by King Ballu of Ballabhgarh (Haryana) and it took Pawan one year to revive the paintings.
Pawan has made murals in many schools and temples. He has made illustrations in many books and calendars. Listed in first Edition of Artist by Lexicon Collection, Delhi Press, he is winner of many awards and gold medals in painting and literature. Besides being an eminent painter, he is also a Hindi poet of repute.
Pawan has exhibited his art works in several national and international painting exhibitions. These included Nehru-Wangchuk Centre, Thimphu, Bhutan (2013), Kampala, Uganda (2018), Penthapa Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2018), Singapore and Malaysia (2019), and 43 Art Gallery Yangon, Myanmar (2019).