Artist, Architectural design Goa, India
Location: Domestic Arrivals Corridor
Art discs made of re-used boats
The Dragonfly painting depicts a parallel between the tourists who visit Goa and the dragonflies who visit the lush, green fields after the heavy downpours. The painter has an intimate connection with the dragonflies, who flocked around in droves after the rain. In a similar way, the people who visit Goa from across the world observe the paddy grasslands as they arrive at the airport. The figurine balances the revolutionary aspect of the sun and moon sides of the Goan seasons. The painting is an introspection on the painter’s behalf, who wonders whether the tourists will be able to witness these dragonfly fields in the future.
About the Artist
Hitesh Pankar – an accomplished artist, architect, interior designer and muralist with many laurels to his name. For Hitesh, there’s art in everything around him if you look and observe carefully. With a graduation from the Goa College of Architecture and a post-graduation from J J School of Arts, Mumbai – Hitesh is someone who achieved all his dreams and aspirations that he nurtured from a young age. His belief in hard work and the determination to make his dreams a reality, secured him a position as a teacher at the Goa college of Architecture. His works have been displayed along with those of M.F Hussain in Dubai. He cites his late mother, Meera Pankar, as his guru and biggest inspiration.