THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: When kids do something big, we call it a wonder. It is almost the same when adults get initiated into things late in life. At ‘Prayanam’, these two wonders meet, proving that art has no age. Sixty two painters from various parts of the state who are being trained at the ‘TINT - academy for art’ Palkulangara, have showcased their works of art at the exhibition being organized by the school at the Museum Auditorium. From children aged eight to forty-year-old adults have lined up their works of art at the show. Beginning from pieces in water colour to technically prefect digital GIMP images, each art is a statement in its own respect.
Malya Raja, a class five student of Holy Angels School, Nanthancode, is one among the youngest participants who has caught her imagination on canvas in water colour.
On the frame, we see a yacht on its way through the sea which has two mountains that stand tall on either side. The twilight scene has the crepuscular sun on its way to set and crows fluttering above the mountain. She is participating in an exhibition for the first time.
The mom-child duo, Kala Hariharan and Abhirami C have put up their individual trysts with the paint palette. The mother, who does glass painting, fabric painting and pottery painting, has this time tried her hands in nib painting. “For this time, I tried to make it different by attempting nib painting. And the effects are cautiously made by slanting the painting nib in numerous ways,” says Kala. She has made precise round and straight strokes with utmost perfection. Abhirami has done some works in acrylic.
In the digital paintings using GIMP, the artists appear to have zeroed in their attention on capturing feminine anatomy. Tito Thomas, one among those who have made the GIMP images, says, “usually I find creating human figures in digital painting a difficult task. These works are my experimentation in this category.”
Meanwhile there are works that shine in the brilliant selection of themes and way of presentation. In a painting of a boy walking through the street holding an umbrella of the colours of a rainbow, the myriad hues seem to melt and flow down behind him like a river. The boy, the street and its surroundings in black and white set a beautiful contrast to this pool of colours.
The idea is born in the imagination of Aneena Victor, a sixth standard student of Christ Nagar Senior Secondary School.
The exhibition also stands out for having first timers as well as experienced exhibitors. Previous year, the exhibition was titled ‘Piravi’. Kala, who was part of the previous exhibition, says “this time it was decided to name the exhibition ‘Prayanam’ to indicate the passion towards the journey of artistic pursuit.”
The exhibition, on at Museum Auditorium, is from 10 am to 6 pm till Wednesday.