REVIEW FOR EXHIBITION OF CALLIGRAPHY BY PARAMESHWAR RAJU
The man wields the pen like, well, a pen should ideally be wielded. Here's some artwork straight from the nib.
Poosapati Parameshwar Raju is organising an exhibition of his calligraphy works from 9th to 16th July, at Taj Krishna.
The exhibition showcases a selection from the works of 9 different series - the stylised Aums; the series of trees (titled Benign Perch); the radiant flow depicting the celebration of lights; and the series of Three Chariots to the festive flame sustained by the legends of the Krishna Jagannath in Puri; and the stylised formation of butter lamps and its placement in the southern temples.
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 25 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.