Portraying the sea you cannot see

Portraying the sea you cannot see

Portraying the sea you cannot see

The tiny pearl is one of the most valuable items one can source from the mighty sea and this fascinated me in creating the series 'Pearl and the sea,' said artist Ronald Pinto at the inauguration of his solo exhibition at Orchid Art Gallery on Friday.

The artist who worked in the land of pearls 'Barhain' is amazed about the craze people have for pearls. "The formation of the pearl itself is an amazing process," says Pinto to Deccan Herald. Pinto on his canvas has tried to unravel the mysteries of the mighty ocean. Through his work, he takes the viewer to another plain of colourful ocean life and marine diversity.

"I have made use of fresh colours. Most of these paintings are my feelings. I have used textures to denote the roaring sea and the rhythmic flow of ocean waves," he says and adds that he has tried to portray the sea during different times of the day.

The artist's imagination is plunged literally into the deep sea and the creative current of the ocean has gripped his mind.

With serene blue being the dominant colour in many of his paintings, he has depicted calmness.

He has also tried to portray the colourful marine life with bright hues.

"My first painting series was 'Me sunrise and desert...' where I tried to bring out the serenity of desert life despite the challenging conditions. As I am mostly into landscape painting, I decided to explore the sea. I have worked on this series for nearly a year," he says.

Speaking about his favorite painting in the series, Pinto points out to an artwork 'Floating pearl in a dream'. Here I have depicted pearls floating in the top layer of the sea. Life would have been so easy, if pearls were found like this, he smiles.Pinto worked in Barhain in an ad agency.
"My first two series are based on my stay in Barhain. However, I plan to explore the landscape in India. I need to travel for this so that I can get inspired," he said.

At present, the artist works as an assistant art director for TV series Radha Kalyana. The expo was inaugurated by Radha Kalyana Kannada tele-serial Producer Ashu Bedra. As many as 22 paintings have been displayed.The expo will be held in Orchid Art Gallery till August 4.

About the artist

Ronald Pinto, hails from Puttur. He graduated from Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts - Mysore (CAVA). Pearl and the sea is the artist's second solo expo. He is married to Babitha Pinto and the couple have a two year old daughter 'Riona Pinto'.

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