Bronze, Wood and Mesh Shape Dialogue For Artists

An exhibition of sculptures at Kalakriti art gallery by a group of talented artists from Chennai, titled, Constructing Forms promises a completely new and remarkably strong experience for the art enthusiasts

Published: 15th September 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-


Experimenting with varied material to give a concrete shape and form to their dialogue, these artists have created sculptures in wire mesh, wood, bronze, aluminium, iron etc. The sculptures by Elancheziyan Pichaikkannu in bronze create a remarkable essence of movement and action. The sculptures explore the strengths of a bull as it obviously looks more robust and strong than the human figures accompanying it. The drama of the act fills the air with an unsurpassable energy. The mixed media works by Ganesh Sevaraj using brass, wood and mesh are titled, “Inside -Outside’. The works give concrete form to the artist’s attempts in analysing and measuring the degree of pretension in day to day life. The unseen and the unrevealed thoughts and images of people forms the basic core of his work. Kumaresan Selvaraj has exhibited an interesting set of works titled ‘Hundi. The works have been executed using aluminium coins. The coins are arranged together to form a hundi, used by temples to collect donations. Using fiber glass and steel balls the artist, Saravanan Parsuraman has worked on his sculptures which are titled,”Accumulation” and “Gathered”. The many tiny balls get shaped into abstract forms. The artist has aptly worked on the concepts and has come up with excellent works. Yuvraj Vellu has worked in wood as a medium to shape his dialogue. The artist makes use of forms like the Rubik’s cube and chess board to create strongly expressive sculptures. There is a strong symbolic and metaphoric significance attached to his works. The artist portrays the reflections, similarities and inspirations from such strategically strong games found in the characteristics and behaviours of many people in modern times. The head of the bust in sculptures is hence replaced by elements picked up from the games. The work by artist Janarthanan titled, ‘Nest’, has been executed in iron wire. The intricate crisscross of the wires constructs the body of a man. Another work,” Shelter” contains a huge bowl like shape with a number of small iron nails standing on its inner side, rim and some sections of the outer surface. This work creates a visual that seems to reinstate the nucleus of human existence and its interrelated patterns.

The present show will go on at Kalakriti art gallery till September 30.


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