Impressive strokes from all corners

Impressive strokes from all corners

Impressive strokes from all corners

Artists from all across the country are displaying their talents at ‘Art Bengaluru 2012’ being held at UB City. More than 250 art works are on display at the event, organised by ‘The Collection’, UB City, in association, with ‘Sublime Galleria’ and ‘Art Chutney’. 


Along with painting exhibitions, there are a series of workshops too. A special art competition will also be held for children on Sunday.

“We have tried to encompass art in all its forms. Whether it’s music, dance or painting, all these are forms of art. We are also trying to spread the word among youngsters. This year, we have planned many different forms of art like jewellery and cake art exclusively for youngsters. We will also have a luxury art auction and hopefully, it will be the biggest and the best,” said Uzma Irfan, who conceptualised the programme.

Paintings belonging to different genres and made with different types of materials are being showcased. ‘Couple IV’, a creation of G K Shravan Kumar, is made with mixed media on canvas, pastel shades and earthen hues. It portrays the harmony between nature and human beings, or in other words, the creator and the creation.

A painting by artist Kandi Narisinlu is on the Indian village and the colours which characterise it. Made with pen and acrylic on canvas, it portrays his perception of India and its countryside. What is interesting is his portrayal of rural women. Rajeshwar Nyalapalli is displaying his entire set of paintings at the exhibition. It is a fusion of patch work and deep hues.

His paintings are based on the theme of Krishna made with acrylic on canvas. “I have painted a series on Radha and Krishna and have deliberately kept some areas bright and used colours which can be associated with Krishna like peacock blue, bright yellow, parrot green etc. I have also used smudges and patches which highlight my style of painting.

If you observe the forehead and the eyes of the women in my paintings,  it has deep hues to signify the devotion and love of a mother or a woman in particular,” he added. The evening saw a performance by popular playback singer and musician Tochi Raina. His renditions like Ruh ka banjara re parinda, O pardesi, Dil de de bandiya etc set the mood for the evening.

The eight-member band, which accompanied him, added to the fun as the evening closed on a high note. The exhibition will be on till August 24