Life and its pace. On their canvases were recreated the manifestation of that art they saw through the life around, and its pace.
The ‘Untitled’ exhibition of paintings at the Durbar Hall Art Gallery by Unnikrishnan T T and Kiran Govind depicts the alacrity of life and the tempo at which it moves.
Students of BFA at University of Mysore, the young artists believe art comes out in different forms in different people, observation being the fulcrum of it.
“Observation is different in each one. And this is how I observe this world,” showing his strokes in vibrant colours, Unnikrishnan describes. “Life is vibrant. Life is fast,” he adds.
Painted in acrylic medium, the works evince life as rubbed against the motion at which events occur. Be it sunrise, sunset, streams, greenery, all have their ways of progressing. “There is a pace in life if we notice, a rhythm in which things happen. People perceive it in different ways. This is our appreciation of it and we have left it for the world to interpret it in different ways, hence “Untitled”, says Unnikrishnan.
Nature, as Kiran sees it, has its shadows cast upon life. His works mild and soft as they seem, speaks about the gamut of shadows that are universally present, in various shapes and forms, essentially close to life.
The landscape in the sky and the greens combo, the heated up land, the varying hues of night, cascading river, the crimson sky, the coruscating sunset, the congestion in the populous world, the first ray of light are all part of the twenty works on display. “The series is to be resumed in Bangalore hopefully and 15 more works will be included,” said Unnikrishnan.
Apart from the abstract art, the duo also works on realism, caricature and other schools of art. Having worked as an assistant art director for various films, Unnikrishnan says painting is what still smites him. “This is passion and craze for both of us,” says Kiran Govind who is a graphic designer working for Kairali Channel.
Animated as their works all are, the colors, their blend and the concerns are most stimulating, as they wish them to be. “It is important that art entertains and doesn’t bore,” say the artists. The exhibition came to a close on Sunday.