12 September, 2012
The first Nano Art Car will be painted by the famous artist, Ms. Sangeeta Babani
Tata Motors today announced the launch of the ‘Nano: Art in Motion’, for all Tata Nano fans, in association with well-known artists. Being designed to celebrate life, creativity, freedom and the spread of culture; Nano: Art in Motion will feature the Tata Nano as its canvas, with the inaugural Art Car being painted by renowned artist, Ms. Sangeeta Babani. A self taught artist from Mumbai, Ms. Sangeeta Babani, will start transforming the car from September 14 -16, 2012, at the Palladium Courtyard of the High Street Phoenix, Mumbai.
Launching Nano: Art in Motion, Ms. Delna Avari, Head (Nano Product Group), Tata Motors, said, “The Tata Nano is a true innovation and a fun car, and art is all about having fun with colors, creativity and personal expression. Through this initiative, we are marrying art and utility to showcase a series of Tata Nanos’, which will be embellished with varying theme-based imagery, further accentuating the brand’s personality as a potent personal symbol. The first art car will focus around the theme of celebration. We are delighted to have Ms. Sangeeta Babani as part of the kickoff to this exciting new series.”
Excited about painting on the Tata Nano, Ms Sangeeta Babani plans to interpret the theme of celebration using her signature blend of realism and abstractionism, set to the vibrant color palette for which her art is known to follow. She will be assisted by Mr. Anil Dingankar, a young and upcoming artist.
Once painted, the colourful Tata Nano will tour the city during the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festivity, visiting pandals and popular Mumbai destinations. Besides the pandals, the colorful Nano will also visit orphanage homes and children’s schools to spread happiness.
All Tata Nano fans can participate in this celebration by registering in the contest “Catch the Art Nano” where keen observers of the Art Nano can upload their photos of the car, taken during its tour of the city, to a special Facebook application on the Nano’s FB fan page. The fan with the best shot of the Art Nano will be selected for a special visit by the car!
All art lovers and Nano fans can follow Nano: Art in Motion on www.tatanano.com/nanoartinmotion, which will be live from 14th September. Tata Nano fans can gather further details on the first Nano Art Car, including special photos, film footage of the car’s creation, through this website.
About Sangeeta Babani
Ms. Sangeeta Babani was raised in Spain, a country with rich cultural heritage. Imbibing Spanish art and culture during her growing years led her to the ultimate initiation into Indian art and culture when she settled in Mumbai after marriage.
Sangeeta veers from figurative realistic to semi-abstract depiction, landscape to abstraction as the mood takes her. There are no straight answers and that is the beauty of life, is her firm belief; this philosophy is celebrated in her canvases with an exuberance of colour and emotion.
Characterised by an ambiguity, simultaneously introspective and impressionist in nature, her paintings come alive with vibrant hues and multiple thoughts in an engaging narrative. Interpretation becomes subjective and distinct from one viewer to another. The artist celebrates her journey to the unknown, leaving the onlooker to pursue his.
About Anil Dingankar
A Young, upcoming artist, Anil Dingankar is the alumni of premier institutions of Mumbai, LS. Raheja School of Art & Sir. J. J. School of Art, having accomplished his Post Graduate Diploma in Art Education from the latter only three years ago. Open to research and experimentation, Anil has been dabbling in various mediums and is as adept at paintings as he is at murals. The young lad has been working on various architectural and interior projects, where he incorporates experiential aesthetics into the ambience via functional works of art.
Quick grasping ability, attention-to-detail and 5-6 years of on-field exposure makes Anil is a pro at successfully accomplishing any project he chooses to associate with. He has several awards and accolades to his credit.
Both Sangeeta and Anil’s works are curated by the Pradarshak gallery in Khar, Mumbai, a small boutique gallery specializing in both the emerging and established art scene.