Say it with colours

Art works

Starry Watch: Ambareesh taking a look at the paintings.

Fusion, an art exhibition being held at Gallery G, amalgamates the works of five artists, Laxman Aelay, Chippa Sudhakar, Ramesh Gorjala, Achuthan Kudallur and Asit Kumar Patnaik, each of them belonging to a distinctly individualistic style, genre and expression. The exhibition, which celebrates iridescent colours of life as seen by the artists, was inaugurated by actor Ambareesh recently. 

The collection definitely holds the viewer in a trance. Each artist, with a strong personal connotation attached to his work, has already made an indelible mark in the art field.

Laxman Aelay’s fresh art works exemplify the structure and strength of the body and portrays the spiritual robustness of rural Telangana folks. Their tenacious struggle against the relentless incursion of modernity, that they neither understand nor stand to benefit from, is empathetically captured in Aelay’s canvas through the contrast between the sharp musculature of his figures and the almost inevitable absence of whole bodies.

Chippa SudhakarChippa Sudhakar says, “I base my work on different media like print-making, painting, mixed media on wood, sculpture etc. Each of these has a different feel, texture and appeal.”

He adds, “The process of exploring and experiencing different media is similar to knowing and understanding people around me.” Sudha, who visited the exhibition, said, “All the works displayed here are extraordinary, this exhibition has to be seen by every ardent art lover.”

Ramesh Gorjala has worked mainly on the old Kalamkari tradition of Andhra Pradesh. His dense drawings on canvas are full of colours, figures and stories, mainly from Indian mythology and folklores. His style of blending texts with image lends his canvas an intoxicating visual appeal.

Some of his works are thematic, they are based on Hanuman, Krishna and other mythological characters finding their way into his ever-fertile imagination in acrylic on canvas and hand-made paper.

Says Achuthan Kudallur, “Painting is not merely communication but communion with colours and storytelling does not necessarily make a picture.” His works are abstract.

Asit Kumar Patnaik is a semi-realistic figurative painter whose works are best known for his ‘Relations’ series that revolves around a semi-clad male and female figure, captured in a series of complex, multiple and open-ended postures.    

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