REVIEW FOR EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY M SRINIVAS REDDY
Art lies in the eyes of the beholder, someone said. We hope you are a seasoned beholder, for these are all figurative works.
Mutyam Srinivas Reddy is organising an exhibition of figurative paintings at the Alankritha Art Gallery till 5th March. This exhibition contains 31 paintings featuring his latest works. It has been titled as Art Of Expression, and is about solo expressive emotions of a man or a woman.
The artist sees man/woman as a single actor, and here he/she is set to play many roles. He paints a man in different manners like in postures of playing a flute or releasing an arrow, as a warrior, in a peacock posture, with speech held midway, and conjuring poetics in a body language that portrays his joy or anguish embodying archetype imagery. Hands and legs with red glow, the gaze of the slant eye, and bright yellow against the dark skin intensify the mood. The girls are more at peace in their subdued emotions, calling up the Ajanta female and the nayika of Indian miniatures.
Srinivas Reddy uses divine colors to paint the canvas: yellow for spiritual wisdom and happiness and a color that also represents the creation and glory of the sun. Black, brown and Indian red resemble gods and goddesses in the temples. Characters in his paintings express the deep anxiety towards the daily events in Srinivas's surroundings.
Srinivas Reddy was born in 1970, and has graduated with a BFA in 1994 from the JNTU College of Fine Arts, and an MFA in 1996 from University of Hyderabad.
For further details, please contact the art gallery at 2311-3709 or 98850-80296.