Sudhakar executes his fantasies on wood. It's hard to say if that is the easy or the hard way out, but it sure makes for great viewing.
Kalakriti Art Gallery, on Road No. 10, Banjara Hills, is organising an exhibition of Chippa Sudhakar's recent works, from 2nd to 7th December.
Chippa Sudhakar executes his fantasies on wood, combining the art of coloring with that of carving. A childhood spent in rural areas and his current residence in a farmhouse studio in Hyderabad, have had an impact on his work, as a result of which his paintings have a distinct touch of folk art.
Primarily based on the intricate relationship patterns between men and women, Sudhakar's paintings attempt to explore the nuances of these subtle links. Another of his favourite subjects is dreams; water too is an ever-present factor, in the form of rain, streams, boats and fish, a faithful recreation of the reality of village life.
Because of the nature of the material he works with, Sudhakar uses natural colors whenever possible. Sepia, ochre, black and beige, in acrylic, are the dominant hues utilised to paint out the figures that he fashions from the plank itself. Metals such as copper attached with wires, provide a contrasting element of color as well as texture, relieving the eye from the preponderance of wood.
Sudhakar graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from the JNTU in Hyderabad. Thereafter, he went on to do a Post-Graduate Diploma in Graphics from the M S University, Baroda, in 1990. He has been honored with the Bombay Art Society Award 1993; the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath Award, Bangalore, 1993; and the award of the Hyderabad Art Society in 1994. He participated in the National Print Exhibition, and the Drawing Exhibition at the Bank Side Gallery, both in London, in 1995. He has also exhibited in several cities of India.
Please contact the gallery at 6656-4466 for further details.