BANGALORE: Different genres, styles, ideas and cultures come alive as soon as you step into Gallery-g on Lavelle Road. The ongoing art exhibition 4BY3 has on display works of artists Raja Rajan from Chennai, Ashif Hossain and Hitendra Singh Bhati from Kolkata and V K S Prasad from Hyderabad.
Gitanjali Maini, the curator of the exhibition says, "The show allows the visitors to get acquainted with four types of art under one roof." She further adds that these paintings are simple and depict the day-to-day lives of people.
Maini, also the owner of Gallery-g says that the artists have each brought to the show their unique style. Each painting appeals to different kinds of art lovers.
The series presented by Raja Rajan showcases flower powered folk art with metallic embellishments.
Rajan's work also portrays the simple life of South Indian villages. The artist has experimented with a palette of assorted colours. When asked what he aims to communicate through his work, he says, "I want people who see my work to be happy and to feel good about life."
Puppetry comes alive in Hitendra Singh Bhati's paintings. The artist has used primary colours such as green, red and blue while purple too is seen in his works. Another artist, Ashif Hossain from Kolkata has mainly used black and white with strokes of red and light blue to emphasise details.
When asked why he has used mainly black-and-white, Hossain replies, "I used black-and -white to let the emotions flow, along with red which signifies love and happiness."
The paintings displayed are mainly scenes from Mumbai railway stations, old Kolkata and Varanasi. Minute details like a banyan tree, trains, old buildings and statues are brought to life.
Hossain's paintings follow a trend of incompleteness, something which he said is needed at times to create mystery. V K S Prasad, another artist from Hyderabad, has portrayed women, plants, animals and music instruments in his paintings. He has used strong colours like red and blue to convey his emotions. His paintings relate the story of an Indian woman living the mundane village life. The exhibition is on till June 30.