HYDERABAD: Artist and curator Sayyad Shaiek, while his many tours across the country, noticed that a number of women, who had a good hand at painting across various mediums, remained closet artists, for various reasons.
As curating shows was something he has been doing for a long time, he decided to dedicate a show for such women artists. He is currently hosting Art Invasion - 3, that was inaugurated on Friday. “The idea is to curate a bigger, all women show with more number of artists. This is like a preview,” he says. The works of 12 women artists are currently on display at the Rainbow Art Gallery, at GMC Balayogi Paryatak Bhavan.
Shaiek recalls, that at various instances, he has come across women, from places like Nellore, Kadapa and farther away from Hyderabad, who created art pieces purely out of passion. “Most of these women are self taught,” he tells us. The art pieces are across various mediums -- oil paintings, acrylic paintings, mixed media, charcoal, pastel works, wooden carving and also digital paintings.
Not amateurish strokes
The yellow flower vase may seem like any other, but there is a certain appeal. When you look closely, it becomes clear that it the way the paint brush has been used on the canvas that makes all the difference.
Then there are women fetching water from the stream, a few others washing their clothes and a few more, just chatting on the lazy afternoon. The lines are well defined and so are the strokes. You won’t be convinced that it is an amateur’s work.
You would want to look at them for a while. Ananya Ranga, a 21-year-old, is one of the artists whose works are on display. “I am currently pursuing MSc. I have always been interested in drawing and painting. I learnt techniques in my free time and I am glad that I my works are displayed alongside some other beautiful pieces,” she beams.