2018

Divine Portraiture by Manivelu A., Gorrick D.V., Reddy S., and Verma M., [JAN 2018 – JAN 2019]

MOSA is happy to present this amazing show called Divine Portraiture consisting of 4 artists who in different ways paint Divine images. Three of them come from South India and one even though born in America studied traditional arts in South India at Mahabalipuram. Devas, Deities and Avatars are painted in different ways but always with great Devotion. The approach is traditional yet it shows a very contemporary nature. As if tradition is not only something of the past but very much something of the present. Manivelu, Verma, Reddy and Gorrick are working in different medium and styles...

Aksharayoga – Sacred Calligraphy by Jayant Silva [JAN 2018 – JAN 2019]

I am pleased to present at MOSA an exhibit of Jayant Silva, a talented artist from Mumbai, India. Jayant’s work exemplifies the possibility to combine aspects of his background in computer science and academia with art and aesthetics. Although Indian art traditionally features figurative portrayals of deities and represents the Divine in many wonderful forms (as can be appreciated in “Divine Portraiture,” another MOSA exhibition), Jayant Silva expresses himself through calligraphy, a more rare art form within Vaishnavism. He has made it his mission to use a rare Sanskrit script called...