Creating a world of colours which take you on a journey of nature and subtle emotions of life are two artists Gangadhar Veerla and Kawaljit Kaur.
The ongoing group show at the Inspire Art Gallery in Hyderguda can be a perfect example of two different media of art, with an equal number of similarities and differences.
On one side where Gangadhar’s figurative works portray rural women in their traditional attire, their hidden wishes in just black and white or blue, on the other Kawaljit expresses the inner, unexpressed freedom of women and their emotions in an array of colours in a completely abstarct manner, which make the paintings look full of life.
Explaining, Gangadhar says, “A lot of my paintings are extracts of my childhood memories, since I come from a traditional artist’s family that lived on the coastal belt of Andhra Pradesh.
My paintings reflect my thoughts, be it appreciating the beauty of nature or women.” His paintings Beauty of Blue, Black and White, Near and Dear and Mother and Child are definitely worth a second look.
The artist who has also worked as a catoonist in a few dailies has now given into art, full time.
“I enjoy painting, not for commercial gains but for personal satisfaction.
I always decide a theme before painting anything and then compose them with a sense of clarity.
I do like abstract art.
But, more than that, I love figurative work.” Kawaljit Singh, the other artist whose paintings are on display, is a computer teacher from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chandigarh.
In her seventh exhibition, the teacher-cumartist has brought in romance, beauty and freedom through her paintings.
“I started painting when I was three and haven't stopped ever since.
What started just as a hobby has now become more than that for me.” Kalwajit’s first exhibition was held in Mohali in 2000.
“I love rainbow colours and its usage on the background is just instinctive.
All the colours are vibrant and reflect so much energy.” Kawaljit further explains, “I paint for two hours everyday and all my paintings revolve around women.
As through my work I wanted to portray the inner feelings of women, which are suppressed somewhere deep down.” Dancing girls, Split, Spring,are a few of her paintings that are on display.
Her one particular frame of Krishna playing the flute, has an all-new and a refreshing shade of blue, which gives the painting a novel perception of Krishna.
“I use mixed media.
When it is an oil painting, I use soft colours, but in acrylic, I use vibrant shades.
I made realistic paintings for quite sometime and I switched to abstract art only after interaction with a lot of artists, who opined that contemporary art is on demand.” The exhibition is on at the Inspire Art Gallery, till March 26.