Yātrā(Sanskrit: यात्रा, 'journey', 'procession'), in Hinduismand other Indian religions, generally means pilgrimage to holy places such as confluencesof sacred rivers, places associated with Hindu epics such as the Mahabharataand Ramayana, and other sacred pilgrimage sites.
We are all travelers in this world and the experiences we gain help us to develop along the way. Our work shows a journey of the heart and love while the other is a spiritual journey through the chakras.
Filled with energy and promising talent, Lincoln Avind Ganesh surpasses all expectations of the traditional artist. Hailing from Central Trinidad, this Art Teacher believes that art is the beauty with the ability to heal the wounded soul.
Staying true to his Asian heritage, Avind often creates contemporary masterpieces infused with the modern touch suitable for all tastes.
Avind’s pieces displayed today represents the spinning wheels of energy in your body’s aura, referred to as Chakras. There are seven chakras namely The Base Chakra; The Sacral Chakra; The Solar Plexus Chakra; The Heart Chakra; The Throat Chakra; The Brow Chakra and the Crown Chakra. When these Chakras are in balance one tends to feel at their peak and when out of balance the free flow of energy is hampered.
This is Avind’s debut exhibition. However, prior to today’s showing he has had his pieces exhibited in the Piarco International Airport and the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago alongside several famous local artists in commemoration of Indian Arrival Day 2012 and 2013 respectively.
"In the ever changing and dynamic world of contemporary art, ideas come and go, some build upon the old while others start a new foundation. There is an ever increasing array of materials and techniques being employed to allow the artist to express his ideology in a visual format. However the resulting connection between art and the audience is where true art takes place."
Damian is a holder of BA in Fashion design from Caribbean Academy of Fashion and Design - University of Trinidad and Tobago and a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Guyana, where he received the award for Most Outstanding First Year Performer.
In 2010 he had a successful art exhibition entitled Andara. In 2011 he teamed up with Mr. Enaldo Bynoe for an exhibition entitled Aavash-Yaktaa. In the same year, one of his paintings was selected to be featured on the wall of the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad as part of the Urban Arts Project.
He represented Guyana in 2004 and 2005 at the Tougaloo College, Jackson Mississippi, USA as part of the National Delegation representing Partners of the Americas at their anniversary celebrations. In 2008 he had an official exhibition at the Centre of Brazilian Studies in Georgetown, Guyana.
Damian is responsible for conceptualizing and coordinating the Éclat "Fashion Meets Art" exhibition. This is aimed at showcasing the work of up and coming fashion designers in Trinidad and Tobago. It was first held in 2012 with and the second installment held in July 2014.
The works illustrate a journey, one very personal to the artist but to which everyone can relate – human emotions. Emotions of love, desire, pain and hope; these are depicted using vibrant, harmonious forms and symbols to more organic images in darker tones. Their feelings, movement and vibrations echoing in colours and textures. The collection articulates the harmony of love and desire, the pain of loss and the idea of hope in the darkest moments.