Art expo holds a mirror to life's experiences

Rainbow of emotions

Art expo holds a mirror to life's experiences

As many as 24 artists from across the country are exhibiting their works at ‘Rainbow,’ a national painting exhibition at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath art gallery.

From a lawyer-turned artist to a poet who translates them into art to a sculptor who carves life-like figures, the exhibition includes people from varied backgrounds.

The exhibition is being organised by Saga-International Creative Artists formed by a group of established artists to provide a platform for those of their ilk to display their art work.

The artworks are inspired from themes like man’s disconnect with the real world to his addiction to technology. The exhibition that began on Monday will go on till April 30.

Col Suresan, a poet-turned-artist who participated in the exhibition, said, “All my paintings are inspired from poetry. I believe there is a thin line between poetry and paintings. Art combined with poetry increases the depth of the poem.” Suresan predominantly uses ball-point pen to create his works. Veteran artist Govindan Kannapuram, who has been painting for the last 52 years, said, “A true artist is a rebel who challenges the rules of art to create an original artwork. My artworks reflect the intense focus of the character be it an elephant emerging out of the woods or a mother feeding her child. It is also reflective of my focus while painting a picture. I forget the world.”

Kannapuram’s paintings are inspired by human relationships and the essence of love in all its forms.

Reflect the disconnect
A sculptor who is credited for the largest statue of Hanuman in Kerala, K K R Vengara’s paintings reflect the disconnect of man with the real world and his immersion in the world of technology.

K V Jyothilal, an artist, painter, sculptor and writer who is exhibiting his experiential paintings, said, “My paintings are a mirror of my inspirations from varied experiences in life.”
 

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