The cerulean sky, a seamless golden lining as the sun hides behind the clouds and a bright moon in a night that is otherwise pitch dark. That is probably the most repeated imagery of the mind, whenever the word nature is mentioned.
How much difference can you show in paintings that have three common elements — a boat, a man (boatman or a fisherman) and a water body? Just with these three images that conjure up art works entirely based on nature, artist K Baskaran’s vast canvases of works in water colours explore the expansive firmament of nature that dons a new role every hour.
As the brackish water or the muse of the sky dances in the reflection of red hues, Bhaskaran’s images work towards a common goal, presenting the mysticism and unmatched beauty of nature.
With some of the largest art works done in water colours, the artist, with an eye on social cause, has made an earnest attempt to create environmental awareness as well.
The show has taken a cue from recent times as it presents the picturesque Life of Pi in one of its odes to nature — with the flow of water that meanders and takes off on a winding journey, or at times, stands still like a moment of introspection.
The show is on at Art Houz, No 41, Kasturi Rangan Road, Alwarpet till July 31.