KOCHI: Amjum Rizvi and Hima Hari’s art exhibition reflects the extravaganza of art and life seen through the eyes of the two artists. Having met each other through a students’ camp conducted by Kochi-Muziris Beinnale, this duo have paired up ever since to explore the various nuances of art.
The art exhibition named ‘Mundane’ which is being held at Durbar Hall Art Gallery is a reflection of happenings that has occurred in the duo’s life. Every painting is a sheer representation of the realities that the society expects from an individual.“An art will come to life only if the artist can attach emotions with it,” says Amjum. All their works combine multiple painting materials like acrylic paint, water colour, oil pastels, 3D liners, and a variety of other elements like natural leaves, fabrics and many more. Amjum being an expert in the art of painting, captures every emotion in life and Hima complements it with her knowledge of fabrics and textiles. “ In an act of painting the reality, these artists also combine their lines, colours and their sense of distribution or distortion of forms and space,” says their professor Manoj Vyloor.
The completion of all their works span a duration of two years and some of their favourites works are ‘Still’, ‘Samadhi’ and ‘Veedu’. The duo who captures the scenes of everyday ‘mundane’ life, has also managed to portray the atrocities imposed by the society on couples in their painting ‘Couple not registered, made in Kerala.’
Treading a unique path
These artists have put their own creativity into their works. Hima says, “ We don’t imitate any artist in particular, but we do attempt to borrow elements from their works.” Apart from paintings, their other works include stuffed toys, sketches and collages.
For these young artists, art is nothing less than a passion; it is an extension of their personality and attitude. The art exhibition at the Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Kochi is on till July 5.