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Introspective hues

The international painters' camp at the Chitrakala Parishat has resulted in an interesting exhibition

Photo: Murali Kumar K.

On show are a range of styles, reflecting a range of interests.

THE INTERNATIONAL painters' camp organised by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, between January 21 and 28 at the Chitrakala Parishat has resulted in an exhibition featuring 10 artists. Two artists from Russia and a painter from Mauritius, besides several from India, are among the participants.

On India

Anisimov and Yalusheva (Russia) recall their reflections of India on canvas, while Nirveda Alleck (Mauritius) takes a more personal and introspective route. In her twin images, Nirveda features two red chairs and a hint of a human form — all set in a rather intriguing milieu. The balance simulated in each canvas and the way the images on the two canvases are finally integrated make for interesting viewing.

Samir Aich's works are haunting in their aura and character. Set against a grey background, the bird-like figures by the Kolkata-based artist seem to symbolise the occurrence of a grave but unspecified incident that has just taken place. The colourful nudges amidst dense surroundings add to the eerie feeling.

Chandranath Acharya's superb workmanship is on display as he portrays a couple set amidst an intriguing milieu. The woman is shown plucking flowers from an expansive tree while her mate stands engrossed in playing a piped instrument. The musician's head reminds one of a sage-like character, while his modern attire and the motorcycle by his side give him a hippy look. The canvas, swamped alternately by energetic and subdued colours, also portrays mischievous monkeys and a goat to complete a fascinating, hallucinatory image.

Inspired creations

Jayakumar (Bangalore) and Babu Namboodri (Thiruvananthapuram) have come up with some inspired creations, treating and setting the human form in a very captivating manner, while dazzling abstracts mark the two large canvases of Bhagwan Chavan (Chikmagalur). The works of Nikhil Ranjan Pal (Bangalore) and Sabbir Husan Quasi (Jaipur) show their technical competence but fall short in content.

The exhibition concludes this evening.

ATHREYA

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