Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hana - Part II the Lotus, In an Iridescent Land, Silent Hues show and more..

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Independence is his forte

(a work by Andrew Paul Verghese)
Urban Solace - Cafe for the Soul art space, Bangalore presents the works of artist Andrew Paul Verghese. He has had a keen sense of aesthetics from childhood and has always been drawn towards abstract art. 

Over the years, he has developed his own style of art. He says, “I have developed my own style of art through which I express my thoughts and expressions in their truest form. That, according to me, is abstract expressionism.” 

The show is on till 27th October 2013.


Hana - Part II The Lotus

( Work by Yuriko Lochan)

Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad presents a solo show by eminent artist Yuriko Lochan.
The show is titled, ‘Hana - Part II The Lotus’, and is the second edition of Yuriko’s collection of paintings based on the lotus flower. 

The show captures in gouache and water colours on Japanese paper boards, the pristine divinity of the humble lotus flower. The collection displays soft pastel shades, and hues of the subject with delicacy.

The show is on from 18th October to 5th November 2013.


Silent Hues 

Kala Rasa art gallery, Bangalore, presents the show “Silent Hues“, an amalgamation of various styles and mediums created by deaf and mute artists. The artists are not just from Karnataka, but across India- Chennai, Rajasthan, Bhubaneshwar, Kolhapur, Noida, The works on display are inspired by nature, landscapes, wildlife, people and other assorted themes, also with a spiritual connect making this an elegant sublime display of artworks. The artists express their emotions and passion through their art. Vibrant, bold, intense and intricately detailed, the artists’ works are sometimes narrative in style with stories and themes related to the various elements in their society and their manifestations. 

The artists whose works are on display in ‘Silent Hues’ are S. Rajeev, Jyothi Kumar, Sanjay Saraf, Immamuddin, Rekha Chitrakumar, Ganesh Shetty, Smt Rajni, Sunil Kulkarni, Kumari Sonia, CV Supriya, Archana, Ravikumar, Sekar and Smt. Savithri.

The show is on view from 20th October to 25th October 2013.


In an Iridescent Land

( a work by Senaka Senanayake)
Tao Art Gallery presents  art works by eminent Sri Lankan artist, Senaka Senanayake in a scintillating art show titled,  ‘In an Iridescent Land’. 

Senaka Senanayake is Sri Lanka’s foremost artist. His distinguished career spans over five decades of creativity and has covered a wide spectrum of subjects, ranging from depiction of his beloved homeland to experiments with Western Modernism and most recently the flora and fauna of the rain-forest. He has had over a hundred group and one man exhibitions in over 18 countries spanning over five continents.


The show is on view from 18th October to 10th November 2013.

(News reports by Sushma Sabnis)


FEATURE

Journeying through landscapes

( Sankar Dinesh Kamath)
The walls of the Durbar Art Centre are lined with a progression of images that convey a sense of change while retaining the same essence throughout. The works of Sankar Dinesh Kamath, a Class X student at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vaduthala, have striking similarities and yet differing levels of polish, a result of the young artist honing his skills over the years since he first set crayon to paper in UKG.
Now a District, State and National award winner in various painting competitions, Sankar says the basics of his paintings have not changed all that much since he started. The rustic scenes depicted in his paintings are snapshots of life in the countryside, small villages, boats on rivers, children taking shelter from the rains and mothers tending to children. “My main interest lies in painting scenery. I enjoy observing the sights when I go on trips with my family and later recreating them on canvas, either from memory or using photographs. Though I started with crayons, I later used water and acrylic colours in my works,” he says.
Contrary to the locations featured in his works, Sankar was raised in the urban surroundings of Kaloor, where he found his roots in art at a young age, taking classes in painting till Class IV and learning the basics of mural painting when he was in Class VII . In this period he picked up a few prizes in art competitions, the most notable being a first place at the All India Stamp Designing Competition conducted by the Postal Department of India in 2008. His painting was featured on a five rupee stamp that year.
Despite his proficiency at working with various mediums, Sankar says he does not research different art disciplines in detail, preferring to stick to his strengths. “I have been taught the basics of working with different types of colours and how to handle them, but other than that I don’t actively research art. It is a hobby that I plan to continue alongside my ambition to become a doctor like my father,” he says.
A few mural works, oil paintings of flower vases and fruit baskets, and scenes from mythological tales like Vikramaditya and Ramayana, which bear a very distinct Amar Chitra Katha feel, complete Sankar’s collection of nearly 100 framed works. As for the future, it is more of the same as he intends to fine-tune his works, sharpen his lines and enhance the detail. “At the moment, I do not find the time to work on complicated works like murals. I am focusing on improving my oil painting skills and learn knife painting,” he signs off.
The exhibition, titled ‘A Journey Through My Shades’, is on at the Durbar Art Centre till October 19.

( Report by Sooraj Rajmohan for The Hindu)




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