An exhibition of diamond paintings by designer Reena Ahluwalia has gone on display at one of the outlets of the Bengaluru-based jewellery retailer C. Krishniah Chetty Group (CKC) to celebrate its 148th year of existence.
A portion of the proceeds from any paintings sold will go to the CKC Foundation, which will use the funds towards improving three government-run primary schools in the Dasarahalli, Jogupalya and Ulsoor areas of Bengaluru.
On display are Ahluwalia’s large-scale hyper-realistic paintings with ultra magnified facets. “I want people who stand in front of my paintings to feel like a diamond – full of potential, rare, precious, brilliant and luminous. My paintings tell positive, uplifting and empowering stories, because diamonds without stories and soul are stone cold,” said Ahluwalia.
CKC Managing Director C. Vinod Hayagriv observed that the exhibition had an extra dimension for the group as it was among the first to introduce coloured diamonds to India.