Art in a bottle, With Pix

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015,17:05 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | A 25-year-old artist, the son of a daily labourer has mastered the art of making portraits inside a bottle with acrylic paintings.

Portraits of famous political personalities ranging from Jawahar Lal Nehru to Prime Minister Narendra Modi painted inside glass bottles of varying sizes are now being showcased at an exhibition here.

I was making portraits on the outer surface of the bottles but then my mother told me that anyone can make a painting or a portrait on the outer surface why don’t you try making a portrait inside the bottle, the artist Rahul Budguzzar said.

Budguzzar, a struggling artist who belongs to a low socio-economic background has received no formal training in fine arts. The ongoing exhibition is his second attempt to make a mark in the art industry. I am not a graduate and have not received any formal training in art as per say.

From childhood I have always been interested in painting and drawing. I believe my abilities are god gifted, Budguzzar said. Apart from images inside bottles the artist has also painted canvasses. It was difficult at first and I failed a number of times but later I succeeded.

Netaji Bose is an inspiration to me I first started with his portrait and went on to other personalities like Sonia Gandhi, Mahatma Gandh and others, he said. The paintings are a mix on acrylic and water colours on canvas.

I hope I will make an impact on people and the government, the Delhi-based artist said. The exhibition is being held at Evergreen Celebration Hall in Wazirabad.