Ever taken time out of a busy day to relax and enjoy the beauty of a simple tree or a flower pot? Artist Suresh Kumar’s works, which are part of the exhibition Within Without at Art Houz, explore the art in simple things that one sees everyday. “Not many have time to halt, relax and watch the play of light on the leaves in the morning, noon and night, and the way the trees cast their shadows as the day passes,” says the artist, who specialises in printmaking.
His black and white, and colour works, both of which are on display, depict the play of light on various objects. According to him, the different forms an object takes depending on its exposure to light can also refer to the various perceptions of human mind metaphorically. “I like to observe the faint light in darkness, and capture how eyes adjust themselves to darkness after being exposed to bright light,” he says.
While Suresh’s artworks explore the play of light, Kasa Vinay Kumar’s adopt the overlapping technique. “Sometimes I use digital prints and even currency. I use carbon paper to bring the same feel like that of the etched graphic work,” he says. The overlapping technique is used to depict the dominance of money in mundane life, according to the artist. In his work In My Mind, he uses a mix of carbon, water colour and acid free paper, and conveys the confusion in one’s mind.
The other participating artists include Haumantha Rao Devulapalli, Kalaiselvan S, V Saravan Ragavan, Shrikant W Khole and Stalin P J.
The exhibition is on at Art Houz, Kasturi Rangan Road, till July 23.