Kiran Soni Gupta, a breaucrat who paints the culture of Rajasthan
By Radheshyam Tewari | PUBLISHED: 27, Sep 2012, 12:22 pm IST | UPDATED: 27, Sep 2012, 13:05 pm IST
that glitters may not be gold but what Kiran Soni Gupta, an IAS, a senior bureaucrat (presently principal secretary, Rajasthan Govt) paints on the canvas, turning into gold the beautiful close ups of the joyous faces of her subjects. Living in a rapidly changing city and with administrative pressure, theme of her art show is the heart of happiness of life. While some of the artists show their interest in changing princely architecture of the state, others dwell on the social develpoments and creates a twist on the traditional and emotional Rajasthani landscapes and its glory.
It is province of colorful paintings and grandeur of sculpures where Kiran depicts the cultural contours on her art. Such quality of art created by her on many canvases, brought a big name for the state and for herself as one of her paintings “Pooja Times” has been selected by Le Louvre museum of France. It is one of the largest and most visited art museum of the world. Her painting will be displayed from 13th to 16th December 2012 in a big show organized by the museum. The painting was selected by Societe Nationale Dex Beaux art, a committee responsible for selecting the best paintings from different nations of the world.
It is first time rare international recognition has been bestowed uopn her as an artist of India. Earlier she has received many national and state awards and accolades for her aristic talents like Kala Shrinidhi Award, Artist of the year, Special Achiever 2009 and National award for her creative works.
When asked to give her reaction on such extraordinay achievement of her life Kiran Soni Gupta said “I am happy to receive such honor from France which is a country of art and music and culture. Every artist dreams to get such recognition in his life.” About her adminisrtative art she said “I have to balance between art and administration and for that one needs to be more active and more responsible and I am trying to be true to both the arts, administration and painting. Adminstrarion is also an art.”