Portraying faces of peace

Through his paintings, he wants to change the thinking pattern of his countrymen, he wants them to stop relating to the West in every area. And for this, he is painting instances from the Indian mythology.

The theme of his paintings, which were exhibited at the Chitrakala Parishat, surrounded peace. He has used this as the theme keeping in mind the fact that some youngsters are resorting to terrorism and other forms of violence. Most of his paintings are on Gautama Buddha, doves, cattle and yogis. Gautama Buddha’s face looks so serene and calm that it would put anybody’s mind at peace immediately. 

Elanchezian’s idea is to give new dimensions to old art forms. This way, he is able to bring a new Indian art into the mainstream. He wants youth to be more aware of Indian art and mythology. He says “I want to refresh the minds of the youth of our country through my paintings. I also want to give a new life to Indian art by breaking the Western tradition in painting, which most artists are following nowadays.” 

One of his paintings has Buddha in a meditating posture and above it, one sees him deleting unwanted files from his mind. Through this painting, the artist wants to convey to the youth the importance of practising meditation. Girish, a student, says, “I am impressed by the way he has painted Gautama Buddha, the paintings look very realistic. His concepts are also very interesting.”

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