LANDS, MYTHS AND CULTURES

Art Houz Chennai’s latest show ‘Of Land, Myth and Culture’ brought together seven dynamic artists who, through powerful visual narratives, explored the unlimited capacity of thoughts and ideas that sustain the adversity of time and human condition.
For the show, they engaged centuries of popular culture – from Greek mythology and Mughal legacy to the more pressing questions on ‘self’ and cultural identity – to create works that reshaped experience. Taking influence from their surroundings and personal experiences and combining them with the stories they grew up listening to, the participating artists – Bhaskaran Bara, Chithra E G, Jitha Karthikeyan, K L Leon, Madhu Venugopalan, Mithra Kamalan and Sanam C Narayanan – exhibited works that portrayed the dichotomy of perceived time and legacy. Riddled with mysteries and nostalgia of times long past, the works were of culture that has withstood the sands of time.

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MONOLOGUE OF MEMORY

MONOLOGUE OF MEMORY-MONISHA MOHANRAJ

My art work feeds on the deep concept of memories which opens up new possibilities to explore. I always believed that mind or manas is not something that belonged to the brain but it dwells deep within every cell of the body. The English word ‘Mind’ doesn’t say anything because it is just one generic word, which does not describe different dimensions of what the mind is. In yogic culture, there is no such thing as mind, just physical body and mental body. What we are calling mind right now is a certain combination of memory and intelligence. There is more memory in our body than in mind. Today if I carry the looks of my grandmother and talent of my great grandfather then it is through this memory.

We don’t remember a thing consciously but our body remembers one hundred percent. Our mind is not capable of this kind of memory. Our thought process however is only the data that we already gathered. That means, we can never think anything new, you can rehash it, you can produce permutations or combinations of it but we cannot produce something absolutely new. It is not in the very nature of the thought to come up with something new. It can only recycle the past. The works are based on a carefully selected thread of memories which lingers within, something that everyone could associate with their life. The forms that appear in my work transcends directly from those memories. It is the only proof from past to prove that one has lived a life so far and it acts as a guideline to the future. When mind is erased, then there no link to the realm of one’s past or his roots. Similarly anything that exists on this planet has a memory too.

As endless as this ideas go, my interest are only with object that holds memory from the past. Let it be the memory of first day at school, first crush, first failure or first success, it is all shelved deep within us, molding us. Yet, it remains dormant until something triggers it. Something that helps us recall our past; a simple toy in a toy shop which one must have used when he was a kid or grandmother’s hand knitted bag that came into your possession, constantly remind of her. This mind as a pendulum which osculates from past to present fascinates me; especially that particular object that connects the past and present moment. This object became the subject matter. Further the transparency of the medium allows visual play in light. It also allows the image to levitate. The image, when it appears in the canvas seems to be raptured or broken; symbolically indicate that memory tend to fade over time, constantly replacing with another. I also believe that everything on this planet is connected with one another. So, I associate myself with other animals for its distinctive character. The lines and strokes in my paintings are patterns driven from nature.

Artist: MONISHA MOHANRAJ

Title: White Gown

Medium: Mixed Media on paper

Size | Year: 2016

Artist: MONISHA MOHANRAJ

Title: SKIN

Medium: Mixed Media on Wood

Size | Year: 25" x 18" | 2014

Artist: MONISHA MOHANRAJ

Title: POD

Medium: Mixed Media on Silk Screen

Size | Year: 13.5" x 13.5" | 2015

Artist: MONISHA MOHANRAJ

Title: Womb

Medium: Mixed Media on Silk Screen

Size | Year: 13.5" x 13.5" | 2015

Artist: MONISHA MOHANRAJ

Title: Broken

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Size | Year: 24" x 18" | 2015

Artist: MONISHA MOHANRAJ

Title: Ideal Women

Medium: Mixed Media on paper

Size | Year: 36" x 60" | 2015

Artist: MONISHA MOHANRAJ

Title: Ideal Women

Medium: Mixed Media on Silk Screen

Size | Year: 15" x 15" | 2015

Artist: MONISHA MOHANRAJ

Title: Iam faceless because I was thought so

Medium: Pen , Ink & Shell on paper

Size | Year: 2016

Artist: MONISHA MOHANRAJ

Title: Scattered Thoughts

Medium: Shell on Paper

Size | Year: | 2015

C DOUGLAS

C DOUGLAS

Born in Kerala, India, 1951; lives and works in Chennai, India

Douglas started his career as a painter at the age of 20 when he travelled to Chennai (then Madras) to enrol himself at the Government College of Arts and Crafts. Douglas' telling of his own artistic journey has a sense of open-endedness. He describes it at different times as a process of 'learning and unlearning', an 'eternal postponement' in finding the meaning of life. In his works, that imbibe all his various experiences – from Kerala to Cholamandal to West Germany and back – he arrives at a universalised figure that approximates both subliminal depths and analysis.
A winner of several accolades and honours, including awards from the Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai (1980); Bharat Bhavan Biennale (1990); National Award (Paintings, 1992, 1993) and the Charles Wallace Trust award (1994), Douglas has been a part of numerous solo and group shows across Europe and Asia. Selected individual exhibitions of his works have been displayed at Sri Parvati Gallery, Chennai, 2014; Focus Art Gallery, Chennai, 2012; Ashvitha Gallery, Chennai, 2006; Akar Prakar, Kolkata, 2006; Jehangir Gallery, Mumbai, 2006; Schoo's Gallery, Amsterdam, 1993; European Parent Office Gallery, Munich, 1986; Bayerishes Verines Bank, Garmish, 1983 and Gallery Am Horwath Haus, Murnau, Germany, 1982.
Selected group exhibitions include: Busan Biennale, South Korea, 2015; Signals. Signposts. Voyages 4 from the Madras Movement, 2014; Vintages, Passages, Parables, Gallery Time and Space, Bengaluru, 2013; Tactile, Latitude 28, New Delhi, 2012; Metaphor and Beyond, Gallery 88, Kolkata, 2010; Sites of Recurrence, DakshinaChitra, Chennai and Boras Museum, Sweden , 2003; Embarkations, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 1999; Rediscovering Roots, Lima, 1998; Cryptograms, Lakeeran Gallery, Mumbai, 1997; Indian Art Since Post Independence, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1996; View from the Edge, Sakshi Gallery, 1995; and Artist Beyond Boundaries, Netherlands, 1995.
C Douglas is represented by Art Houz Gallery, Chennai, India.

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

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Medium: MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

Size | Year: 11" X 7.5" | 2014

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

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Size | Year: 8.2" X 6" | 2014

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

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Size | Year: 11" X 7.5" | 2014

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

Size | Year: 11" X 7.5" | 2014

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

Size | Year: 11" X 7.5" | 2014

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

Title: UNTITLED

Medium:  MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

Size | Year: 8" X 5.5" | 2014

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

Title: BLIND POET & BUTTERFLY

Medium: MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

Size | Year: 11" X 7.5" | 2014

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

Size | Year: 5" X 3.5" | 2014

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

Size | Year: 8" X 10" | 2014

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

Title: UNTITLED

Medium:  MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

Size | Year: 6.4" X 7.5" | 2014

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

Title: BLIND POET & BUTTERFLY

Medium: MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

Size | Year: 7" X 6.5" | 2014

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

Size | Year: 7" X 5" | 2014

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

Title: BLIND POET & BUTTERFLY

Medium: MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

Size | Year: 48" X 48" | 2014

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

Title: UNTITLED

Medium:  MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS

Size | Year: 23" X 30" | 2014

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

Title: UNTILED

Medium: MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS

Size | Year: 36" X 28"

Artist: C. DOUGLAS

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS

Size | Year: 23" X 27" | 2014

SCAFFOLD

Self, memories and perceptions…

Scaffold has been a space where we three artists interact through senses and thoughts. It provided the opportunity to explore and exhibit our inhibitions and experiences. The previous ventures talked about social, economic and geological observations into art forms. As we grow through interactions, experience and self-questioning the identities become more of a voyage on the self, memories and perceptions…

As moving ahead, we are not dithering ourselves from talking the truthfulness we inhibit. The three artists here might be individuals in gathering and learning but as a team we put forward oneness. This show talks about the identification we have found in us, and how we got hold of these identities and explored ourselves.
Shinod Akkaraparambil, takes the most petted animal as his metaphor to communicate the goodness and evilness in the society and environment. He metaphors ‘ dog’ and transforms visuals with ‘mating’ to speak about the good and bad.
Sujeeth Kumar Sree kandan. Has confined to memories of his travels to mountains and forests and also attempted to question himself about Time& Space.
Vijay Pichumani speaks about his self and body as an art form which transverse into the experiences and feels, the dilution of the wholeness, the body into the nature.

Scaffold

Artist: Shinod Akkaraparambil

Title:I don’t want to swear you…

Medium: Watercolour on bokingford

Size | Year: 30 X 22 inch | 2017

Artist:Shinod Akkaraparambil

Title: I don’t want to swear you…

Medium:Watercolour on Saunders Waterford

Size | Year: 40 X 60 inch | 2017

 

Artist: Sujeeth Kumar SREE KANDAN

Title:  “Memories of mountains”

Medium: Watercolour

Size | Year: 36”X 36” | 2017

 

Artist: Vijay Pichumani

Title:MORTAL IN MY BOADY

Medium: MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

Size | Year:  | 2017

Artist:Shinod Akkaraparambil

Title: “Questioned time and space, but it whacked me back…”

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Artist: Sujeeth Kumar SREE KANDAN

Title:  “The trees dance as fire engulfing it…”

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Real and Ethereal

Real and Ethereal
C.S. Krishna Setty

Art Houz Bengaluru presents Real and Ethereal, a solo exhibition of new and recent works by C.S. Krishna Setty, one of the most significant artists currently shaping the contours of Indian contemporary art. Throughout his career, Setty has been well known for his works that relentlessly challenge the accepted notions of desire, sexuality, tradition and language but still celebrate the poignancy of human experiences.
He constructs narratives that allure one into a rather a dream-like domain; and in the process reveal an ethereal platform that somehow seems more tangible than reality itself. Mostly in ink or pastel, the works seem to hold up a mirror to the society at large, reflecting back the collective fervour and intensity that constantly shifts and transforms with the tireless cycle of time. Profound and powerful, the representations here are vastly metaphorical; yet are still grounded within concepts of politics, literature and the more nuanced understanding of a human life, our basic necessities, livelihoods and our deepest and the most secret desires.

Born in 1952, an eminent artist, art critic and columnist, C. S. Krishna Setty hails from Thirthahalli, Shimoga District, Karnataka. He pursued Fine Arts from the University College of Art, Davangere, and commenced research in graphics from Garhi Studios, New Delhi. He holds a Post Graduate degree in Literature from Mysore University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

C. S. Krishna Setty is the former Chairman and Administrator of Central Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, and has served as the Chairman of Karnataka Lalithakala Academy. He was also the Chairman of the steering committee of the first Print Biennale India, 2018, held in New Delhi. He has been awarded the prestigious Honorary Membership of Russian Academy in Moscow, 2017. Following artists Satish Gujral and Om Prakash, C. S. Krishna Setty is the third artist from India to be honoured with this award.. He is also the recipient of numerous awards such as the Vincent Van Gogh Award; Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Rathna National Award and Kala Tapasvi Awards. He has served as the jury member of National Film Awards in 2016 and was the international jury member of the Bangla Biennale 2018.

Artist:C.S. KRISHNA SHEETY

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: INK ON PAPER

Size : 11" x 15"

 

Artist: C.S. KRISHNA SHEETY

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: INK ON PAPER

Size : 11" x 15"

 

Artist: C.S. KRISHNA SHEETY

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: INK ON PAPER

Size : 11" x 15"

 

Artist:C.S. KRISHNA SHEETY

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: INK ON PAPER

Size : 11" x 15"

 

Artist: C.S. KRISHNA SHEETY

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: INK ON PAPER

Size : 15" x 11"

 

Artist: C.S. KRISHNA SHEETY

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: INK ON PAPER

Size : 15" x 11"

 

Artist:C.S. KRISHNA SHEETY

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: INK ON PAPER

Size : 11" x 15"

 

Artist: C.S. KRISHNA SHEETY

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: INK AND PASTELS ON PAPER

Size : 19" x 14"

 

Artist: C.S. KRISHNA SHEETY

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: INK AND PASTELS ON CANVAS

Size : 30" x 34"

 

Artist:C.S. KRISHNA SHEETY

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: INK AND PASTELS ON PAPER

Size : 14" x 20"

 

Artist: C.S. KRISHNA SHEETY

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: INK AND PASTELS ON PAPER

Size : 21" x 29"

 

Artist: C.S. KRISHNA SHEETY

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: INK AND PASTELS ON PAPER

Size : 21" x 29"

 

Between Black & White

Between Black & White
an exhibiton of woodcut prints - vijay pichumani

"I work in colour sometimes, but I guess the images I most connect to, historically speaking, are in black and white.
I see more in black and white - I like the abstraction of it.
" ……. Mary Ellen Mark.

Vijay Pichumani is known for his contemporary style of woodcuts and this show is primarily about showcasing his early series of wood cut. Vijay known for his massive size of woodcut, here in this show we will be displaying around 20 prints.
Soon after college, his family wanted him to earn money and contribute to expenses. So he went back to his village. There, amidst the quarrel about his future, Pichumani heard tens of crow's quibbling outside. Ï felt it was similar to the fight in my family” he says. Rushing out he found one crow dead and hordes flying around in circles, cawing. Enthralled by the scene, he began to draw the birds. Soon after he convinced his family and came back to Chennai. Here he found a dead crow. He picked it up brought it back to the studio and started studying it, thus beginning his crow series. For four years he studied nature and the elements.
“The art of printmaking is a visual exploration of using nature to portray my eye from my perspective. I follow woodcut a relief printing technique in printmaking. The wood used for printmaking is a gift from nature. I combine my thoughts, feelings, and emotions with the wood, making it meaningful and vibrant says the 30 year old artist.
Vijay Pichumani born in 1987 in Kanya Kumari in Tamil, Vijay Pichumani currently works in Chennai , he has completed his BFA in 2009 and MFA in 2011, both from the Government college of Arts and Crafts. Chennai. Both times he was awarded the best outgoing student award in 2012, He received State Award by the Oviya Nunkalai Kuzhu, Chennai and a Scholarship grant from the Lalit Kala Academy, he has been awarded by the Foundations such as Arnavas Vasudev and Chandra Ilango Art Foundation. Vijay is also the receipt of the Jennifer Neblett Memorial Award for best student in Print Making. Vijay is the recipient of the prestigious 56th National Award for Wood Cut Print.

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: INSTINCT

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT

Size | Year: 48" X 96" | 2012

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: UNITY

Medium: MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

Size | Year: 48" X 96" | 2012

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: SEED

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 24" X 72" | 2015

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: COLLEGE ROAD

Medium: WOODCUT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 48" X 72" | 2013

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: HARMONY

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 48" X 48" | 2013

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: THE GUARD

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 48" X 48" | 2015

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: THE MYSTICAL WAVES

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 15" X 15" | 2015

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: TOIL

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 48" X 84" | 2013

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: JOURNEY

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 48" X 96" | 2013

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: WOODCUT

Size | Year: 96" X 48" | 2012

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: JOURNEY OF THE EYE

Medium: WOODCUT

Size | Year: 12" X 36" | 2011

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: JOURNEY OF THE EYE

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 12" X 36" | 2011

 

Illusion of Reality

There Is always between the artist his works and the  nature around him.This serles.explore the works that are based on  what surrounds them. The artist from his/her experiences with the
nature, have created world that they feel is ideal They convey their emotions and opinions about Me between women and nature. This illusion that the artist themselves create is to express the
love for what he/she sees around them every day.

The element of womanhood is also a very centre.thematic to the series The artists have portrayed women as the creator of life. They compare her beauty to nature and tries to explain a woman's close connection to the world around her.

The.are illusions° of reality, the artists have created a world that is very similar to the world around us. The artists have touched upon the soft  line between what is reel end whet Is Imaginary.

Artist: Geetha Shree Rajanna

Title: Hope

Medium: Charcol and Acrylic on Paper

Size | Year: 30"x28" | 2018

 

Artist: Saravanan G

Title: Crown

Medium : Acrylic on canvas

Size | Year: 21"x30" | 2018

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Title:

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size | Year: 24"x36" | 2018

Kalakriti

Mural Paintings have been an integral part of art from the ancient times. When man started engraving and inscribing pictures on the walls of caves. The cave inscriptions and paintings and the murals in the temples and palaces gives us insights into the changing culture and evolution. The murals of the past like the ones found in Ajanta caves and today’s painting gives man a sense of achievement in the fields of art and culture.

“Kalakriti” is an exhibition with a concept of two artists Vishnu Vikraman and artist Rajesh Pulappatta. They explore their skills in traditional and contemporary mural. Their focus on Traditional and contemporary Murals with different medium in Canvas and on walls.

Artist Rajesh Pulappatta from Kerala, has completed his MFA Painting(Mural) from Visva-Bharati University, West Bengal. One of his remarkable painting series are “Magdalene Mariam” which will be exhibited in Art Houz. He is done a research on Kerala Mural Tradition in Contemporary Culture.

Artist Vishnu Vikraman from Kerala, has completed his Masters of Fine Arts, this is his 23rd exhibition. He will be exhibiting The new version of Perumthachan painting series which is in the form of wall paintings was done on the basis of novel named “Agnihothram” written by KB Sreedevi, a well know Kerala writer.

 

Artist:Vishnu Vikraman

Title: Anandasayanam

Medium: acrylic on canvas

Size | Year: 36"x24" | 2018

 

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Title: Sree Krishna

Size | Year: 30"x18" | 2018

Artist:Vishnu Vikraman

Title:Ashta Lakshmi

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size | Year: 38"x38" | 2018

Between Black & White

Between Black & White
an exhibiton of woodcut prints - vijay pichumani

"I work in colour sometimes, but I guess the images I most connect to, historically speaking, are in black and white.
I see more in black and white - I like the abstraction of it.
" ……. Mary Ellen Mark.

Vijay Pichumani is known for his contemporary style of woodcuts and this show is primarily about showcasing his early series of wood cut. Vijay known for his massive size of woodcut, here in this show we will be displaying around 20 prints.
Soon after college, his family wanted him to earn money and contribute to expenses. So he went back to his village. There, amidst the quarrel about his future, Pichumani heard tens of crow's quibbling outside. Ï felt it was similar to the fight in my family” he says. Rushing out he found one crow dead and hordes flying around in circles, cawing. Enthralled by the scene, he began to draw the birds. Soon after he convinced his family and came back to Chennai. Here he found a dead crow. He picked it up brought it back to the studio and started studying it, thus beginning his crow series. For four years he studied nature and the elements.
“The art of printmaking is a visual exploration of using nature to portray my eye from my perspective. I follow woodcut a relief printing technique in printmaking. The wood used for printmaking is a gift from nature. I combine my thoughts, feelings, and emotions with the wood, making it meaningful and vibrant says the 30 year old artist.
Vijay Pichumani born in 1987 in Kanya Kumari in Tamil, Vijay Pichumani currently works in Chennai , he has completed his BFA in 2009 and MFA in 2011, both from the Government college of Arts and Crafts. Chennai. Both times he was awarded the best outgoing student award in 2012, He received State Award by the Oviya Nunkalai Kuzhu, Chennai and a Scholarship grant from the Lalit Kala Academy, he has been awarded by the Foundations such as Arnavas Vasudev and Chandra Ilango Art Foundation. Vijay is also the receipt of the Jennifer Neblett Memorial Award for best student in Print Making. Vijay is the recipient of the prestigious 56th National Award for Wood Cut Print.

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: INSTINCT

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT

Size | Year: 48" X 96" | 2012

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: UNITY

Medium: MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

Size | Year: 48" X 96" | 2012

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: SEED

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 24" X 72" | 2015

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: COLLEGE ROAD

Medium: WOODCUT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 48" X 72" | 2013

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: HARMONY

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 48" X 48" | 2013

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: THE GUARD

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 48" X 48" | 2015

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: THE MYSTICAL WAVES

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 15" X 15" | 2015

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: TOIL

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 48" X 84" | 2013

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: JOURNEY

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 48" X 96" | 2013

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: UNTITLED

Medium: WOODCUT

Size | Year: 96" X 48" | 2012

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: JOURNEY OF THE EYE

Medium: WOODCUT

Size | Year: 12" X 36" | 2011

 

Artist: VIJAY PICHUMANI

Title: JOURNEY OF THE EYE

Medium: WOODCUT PRINT ON PAPER

Size | Year: 12" X 36" | 2011

 

SandhyaGopinath_Open

I have always been fascinated by the ephemeral nature of movement. It’s why my paintings have free flowing forms used repeatedly to show motion in its purest form. It also helps make visual connections throughout the composition. I also draw inspiration from the Modernist tradition, and the concept of emphasizing a material's 'competency', in my case, the flatness of paint and its saturated pure colour.
Everyone can read a painting. They speak louder than words. But for some reason, we hesitate. Born to interpret every visual that crosses us, my art is open to you.
To me, it is a play of optical illusions, a play between space and visual movement that I have created, by exploring a few key compositional elements with different geometric formulae. It is a step towards creating a language for me that expresses my characteristics, my personality, my emotions and my beliefs.
To you, this is it is your own Rosetta stone, to be deciphered in a new way, every time you pass by, in a world with no right answers; in a world where only your answers matter.

Artist: Sandhya Gopinath

Title: OPEN 1

Medium: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

Size | Year: 36 X 36 inch 2013

 

Artist: Sandhya Gopinath

Title: OPEN 2

Medium: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

Size | Year: 36 X 36 inch 2013

 

Artist: Sandhya Gopinath

Title: OPEN 4

Medium: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

Size | Year: 30 X 10 inch 2013

 

Artist: Sandhya Gopinath

Title: OPEN 3

Medium: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

Size | Year: 36 X 108 inch 2013

 

Artist: Sandhya Gopinath

Title: OPEN 3

Medium: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

Size | Year: 12 X 72 inch 2013

Artist: Sandhya Gopinath

Title: OPEN 7

Medium: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

Size | Year: 36 X 108 inch 2013