HYDERABAD: The opening of a new art gallery, Art Terminus’ Novotel has given a big reason to the art lovers and art enthusiasts of the city to celebrate because the gallery plans to exhibit contemporary art on a continuous basis. A group of four enthusiastic, passionate art lovers Zaheer, Prakash, Mahesh and Ravi have worked together to establish Art Terminus, art gallery. The ongoing, inception show of the gallery contains works of a group of artists belonging to varied age groups and who work in different genres of expression. The very well-known/senior artist from Mumbai, Lalitha Lajmi, inaugurated the show.
A beautiful blend of iridescent hues spread throughout the wide array of works. The concepts of the works embrace and manifest myriad aspects of life as seen/experienced and eventually recreated in their medium of expression by talented artists.
The paintings by artist Sravan Kumar are lyrical and extremely poetic in their essence. The artist creates a harmonious abode for his men and women who seem to be caught in a moment of pleasant trance. On the other hand, there are abstract paintings by Vijay Dhore that instantly get the well-deserved attention from the viewers. The mature treatment of the surface subtly unveils a dramatic play of colour that enthrals. The artist makes no attempt to define the elements he paints with details, he allows the colour and texture to naturally build their own character and strengths. A lot of times the paintings seem to reinstate natural elements, but their ambiguity is unanimously maintained throughout the series of works as the artist refrains himself from making them obvious and they remain in a pleasantly concealed stance. They often seem to be in the process of taking shape to change and evolve into another form.
Yet another very interesting work by artist Madhu Kuruva depicts a group of men in the middle of a discussion. It is perhaps the perspective from where the artist seems to have painted them that accentuates the allegorical strengths of the painting. The partially revealed and partially concealed surroundings are figurative and abstract at the same time. The dramatic light source maintained in the painting cannot be missed.
The exhibition is on till January 30.