Looking Within – Shobha Broota [April 2014 – April 2015]

Shobha_smallThe prospect of inaugurating the 2014 art exhibits at MOSA with such outstanding, accomplished artists as Shobha Broota, Raghupati Bhat, and Poosapati Parameshwar Raju fills me with profound joy.
The inauguration will be attended by our guest of honor His Excellency M.S. Puri, ambassador of India to Belgium and the EU, and art curator Sushma K. Bahl, who has written the texts about all three artists. Moreover, this festive event will be graced by musical performances by celebrated flautist Panditji Hariprasad Chaurasia and renowned sitar player Subrata De. Our exhibition program for Indian and International artists working on spiritual, devotional and sacred art is quite dynamic and our galleries in Belgium ( Radhadesh, Durbuy) and Italy (Villa Vrindavan, Florence) will be showcasing  many of them in the upcoming years.
MOSA’s goal is to bridge the cultural divide between India and Europe and between material and spiritual life. Art is a perfect medium to do so, and we hope that many Europeans will discover the excellent Indian artists who try to convey a spiritual message.
We are convinced that MOSA’s visitors will come to appreciate and enjoy the currently exhibited work of all three artists.
Shobha Broota, a senior and widely-exhibited artist, has kindly and enthusiastically agreed to exhibit her art at MOSA. We value meditation and devotion as part of every individual’s quest for spirituality and therefore laud Shobha’s spiritual approach to the visual arts. Her work is an important addition to the more devotional exhibits in our galleries, and we want to share her art with our visitors, who, I am sure, will enter a meditative mood upon seeing it, for Shobha’s works remind us of our eternal and steady nature as spirit souls. In contrast with the turbulent and temporary nature of material life, Shobha’s beautiful and pacifying works bring us closer to our real, eternal nature and put us on the path of spiritual realization where genuine feelings of devotion can manifest in our hearts.
We are also honored and delighted that Shobha Broota has agreed to be present at the opening of MOSA’s 2014 art exhibits, and we hope that her works will leave a lasting impression on all MOSA visitors. May MOSA serve as an instrument in uplifting its visitor’s consciousness through the visual arts, and may there be many artists who will share their art with future audiences visiting Radhadesh.

Martin Gurvich, Director