All the connoisseurs in Hyderabad can no longer whine about a dormant art scene. Hyderabad has woken up and is doing a fair share on the front of promoting budding artists.
The Indian Council For Cultural Relations is holding an exhibition of the paintings and drawings of Hyderabadi artist Syed Rayees Ahmed, which will be inaugurated by the Governor, Surjit Singh Barnala.
Syed Rayees Ahmed's paintings have a distinct visual imagery demonstrating the human body in a stylized form. He captures the human form in simple everyday activities, involved in conversations or discussions or deep in reflection.
An excessive usage of rustic and antiquated imagery underline these works which centralize around the lives of Mullas, Kazis and Begums, portrayed against a backdrop of havelis and mosques. The common thread in all these is the portrayal of gradually fading images. The medium used is oils, acrylic and egg tempera. The usage of egg tempera lends a look of translucency to the paintings.
Please contact ICCR on 2324-0035 or 2323-6398 for further details.