Hyderabad’s Charminar is every artist’s muse – photographer, painter, pencil artist or a visual artist. Starting from the historical monument and adding many other architectural aspects, artist Kishore Singh is showcasing his collection of works – Art & Irani Chai, Flavors of Hyderabad in the city.
The collection is done entirely using water colours. The details and delicate treatment of the historical monuments and various moods of the city on the canvas are a treat to the eye.
A closer look at the paintings will entice anybody, especially because it can be easily related to one’s daily routine in the busy streets of Hyderabad – some from the now and some from the past.
“I have worked harder and studied every little detail possible for this collection”, explains the young aspiring artist from Kolkata, who fell in love with the city when he first stepped in, a decade ago. Apart from the magnificent architecture, the artist enjoys the local biryani and haleem.“These delicacies and the people here are so welcoming. I feel at home when I’m here. Also, the respect I get is tremendous,” shares Kishore.
Talking about his love for water colours, the artist says, “They are definitely more challenging to paint with compared to acrylics. They add life to the piece and make them look bolder. They are more attractive and catch the viewer’s attention. Just like it feels completely different to paint with water colours, it leaves the viewer with a different impression” he adds.
Kishore started painting as a child, participating in activities.
“I always wanted to win. It was never just about participation but the win that was more important. By the time, I was in high school, my quality of work got better and I decided to concentrate on painting.”
But the journey was not an easy one as he had to strike a balance. He worked with an animation studio in the day and indulged in paintings by the night. “I could not let paintings fade away. At the same time I had to support my family. It was tough but I remained determined and did not compromise”, sighs Kishore who is inspired by the work of Michelangelo, Eqbal Mehdi and Sunil Das.
Details: Art and Irani Chai will be showcased at Muse Art Gallery, Marriott and is curated by renowned artist Kaali Sudheer till October 24.