A journey of a spiritual kind
Sivaprabha organised her second exhibition of paintings in Kollam.
EXPRESSIONS OF DIVINITY: Pilgrim's progress.
Artist Sivaprabha held her second solo exhibition of paintings at Kalakshethra auditorium in Kollam. The 46 paintings were an expression of the artiste's spiritual journey and each work opened up vistas to explore and understand her artistic endeavour.
According to Sivaprabha, she draws her inspiration from God.
There is a recurrence of biblical themes in the paintings and a series of Arjuna paintings - the source of inspiration for the artist is a blend of all religions. Arjuna motif is a telling presence.
"Arjuna is an unsung hero in Mahabharatha. But Lord Krishna loves him the most, why? He is the man who reflects the spirit of the almighty," claims Sivaprabha.
The paintings such as `Krishna is somewhere here,' `Peter's Pain,' `Naranarayana' held the attention of the visitors with their direct appeal to the imagination. `The Tabernacle of Peace' and the painting of the fairytale of `Alice in Wonderland' provide a fine dimension and deviation from the main theme. The portrait of a dreaming Christ is very realistic.
Although Sivaprabha's mediums are oil and acrylic, she believes that it is oil that distinguishes the better artist from a good one.
"The problem is that, as I don't have any formal education, I lack the technical expertise to preserve my paintings," she says.
She is honest in her response when asked why she doesn't resort to collages in expressing her mind, " They are good. But I don't know much about them. Oil painting is my favourite medium and I like to stick to my world."
The colour schemes she uses in her paintings exhibited are soothing to the eye.
Inspired by the huge crowd, including artists, writers and teachers, who thronged the auditorium , she wants to organise more exhibitions.
"Till now, I haven't thought about selling these art works. I would also like to conduct more exhibitions ," she says.
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