Carving his way to happiness

Sculptor Lallan Singh talks about the ultimate satisfaction derived from pursuing one’s passion through art

From a very young age, Lallan Singh was intrigued by the natural beauty around him. However, his interest took a back seat as he went ahead and completed his graduation in management and started working. Dissatisfied with that life, he stepped into the field of sculpture in 1996 and has never looked back since then.

A sculptor for almost 21 years now, he has had his fair share of struggles in his career but has never given up. Lallan Singh’s sculptures are on display at an exhibition titled ‘Divine Journey: II’ that portrays the ultimate satisfaction and happiness which one derives through the work he/she does. Singh’s first tryst with his creative side started during his school days at Central Hindu School (Banaras). “Living with Fine Arts students in the hostel of Banaras University since fifth grade, gradually started inspiring me,” says Singh, recalling the beginning of his journey.

With 50 sculptures on display, this exhibition is the second part of the show held previously in Mumbai. Mostly black and white marble, his exquisite pieces have the power to transform, inspire and motivate.

All his creations present an unparalleled artistic expression in vivid forms that are highly inspired by nature. For instance, one of his works Bird Bath is a beautiful garden sculpture which has an environmental use. Turtle Family, is a group of six sculptures in black marble that define the essence of a family. Mother and Child is a fine rendering in stone that depicts the perennial theme of motherhood.

Also, exploring the concept of devotion to God, his work, The Divine Realization, describes the mixed emotions of being a part of the complex system in which we dwell and at the same time being devoted to the Almighty. Another work, Angel Spirit, signifies the presence of God’s constant help for people.

So, drop in at Triveni Kala Sangam to get a glimpse of these sculpted marvels. The works are on display till November 23.