CHENNAI: Nature in different moods, stories of rural life in different frames, abstract and figurative works — these are some of the paintings on display at the Art World gallery. The exhibition by artists Dhiraj Choudhury, Sam Adailkalasamy, JMS Mani, Amlan Dutta, Amitabh Sengupta, P Perumal, G Raman and Chandra Bhattacharya, which is on till November 30, showcases some of the contemporary works of artists from across the country.
With some of the known names (Mani, Raman and Perumal) from the South, the show offers a kaleidoscopic view into the vibrant scene of Indian arts. Mani’s paintings are a glimpse of his eternal love for rural India and they have a highly dramatised take on human existence. With his subjects’ dark shade of skin and bold strokes, his canvasses grip you with frozen images that are static yet dynamic, as though they are a meeting point for paradoxes. Perumal, a veteran, has had an extended romance with figurative paintings for many years now. Belonging to the group of artists trained by stalwarts like KS Paniker and Roy Chowdhry, his works are a vast expanse of emotions through linear motifs that are inspired by the village life.
Raman’s colourful images are a reflection of his love for the classic image that metamorphosises into gods and some human forms. However, they attain uniformity with his tapestry of ornate and decorative elements.
The exhibition is on at Art World, 1/12, Ganeshpuram, 3rd Street, Teynampet, till November 30.