REVIEW FOR AN EXHIBITION BY P PARAMESHWAR RAJU AT THE MARRIOTT
The Marriott is hosting an exhibition of recent works by P. Parameshwar Raju. Opening on 31st October at 7:00pm, exhibition will be on display till 16th November.
The exhibition, titled 'The Three Chariots and the Festive Flames', showcases new works by the artist. The series celebrates festive traditions and the ceremonial culture of India. It evokes the Rathayatra Festival, in the works titled Three Chariots, and the Deepavali, in the series titled Festive Flames.
Born in 1961, Parameshwar Raju hails from Vizianagaram, and spent his childhood in Khurda with his grandparents. Raju has specialized in design from the Government School at Aurangabad, in Maharashtra. He imbibed the knowledge and practice of calligraphy from Prof. Pendse, and that of drawing, from A K Rama Varma.
Parameshwar’s practice of calligraphy is over twenty five years old. His works bring up the topics of customs and rituals, and religious motifs and iconography, with straightforwardness, at a time when religious motifs are viewed with suspicion.