Works that Speak for their Creators

The paintings exhibited at Durbar Hall Art Gallery as part of the National Silent Fest 2013 spoke for their artists.

Published: 30th November 2013 11:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th November 2013 11:25 AM   |  A+A-

The paintings exhibited at Durbar Hall Art Gallery as part of the National Silent Fest 2013 spoke for their artists. The works told the world how their creators fought their disability - all of them are hearing impaired - to bring to fore their creative side. 

The works of 10 artists hailing from different parts of the country but united by their passion for colours were on different medium ranging from  Indian ink painter to oil paint.

The works of Anila M Vjayan, Rajalakshmi, Vyshakh, Rahul M R and Sharath Chandran, from National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) Thiruvananthapuram, were a visual treat for the viewers.  The paintings of Sarath Chandran stand out in its themes. Where a work  speaks eloquently about a tragic love story another is inspired by the last moments of the life of  Vasavadatta’s in Kumaranasan’s poem Karuna.

Vyshakh, an NRI painter, idolizes Tagore and Ravi Varma creations. He has been working in Saudi as a painter for the last two years and is in India to attend the function. He has to his credit six framed paintings and 15 on paper. Sreharsha Shukla came all the way from Odisha to participate in the exhibition and Silent Fest. His paper collage works have earned him much laurels.

Twenty five-year old, Anjan Satheesh, graphic designer and teacher at Adarsh Special School is a specialist in caricature. His works are inspired by the world around him. His exhibits include a tribute to Gandhiji, music maestro Dakhinamurthi and many others.

A multi talented personality Alias T Mathews has also exhibited his seven paintings, three of which were done exclusively for the exhibition.  He is currently working in the State Health Department, and has acted in a few Malayalam movies. He is the vice-president of State Deaf Sports Council and a volleyball trainer. “ I had earlier done shows in YMCA Kottayam. I usually paint from memory,” says Alias.




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