Lakshana Art Gallery is organising an exhibition of paintings by S Jayaraj, from 17th to 28th August. A recent collection of 35 paintings is on display at the exhibition.
Jayaraj finds solace in figurative paintings, rural women in particular, and the current exhibition is a proof of his talent in the art. The sketches on paper with charcoal and dry pastels are a treat to watch. Indian women are known for their beauty, and the rural folks are no less. Those naturally charming rural women with marble bodies, trying to hide their beauty behind the artist's strokes, magnetise the viewers.
Jayaraj also tries to capture the various moods of women in different styles: a mother-daughter posing in front of their thatched home in traditional ghoonghat, a woman in her daily domestic duties, and another selling earthern pots - all these images amongst the rugged looks of a village. Then, there are young women with their finely sculpted and curved bodies, in semi-transparent attire.
Jayaraj is a Chennai-based artist, and did his graduation in visual communication design from the Government College of Arts, Chennai. A fanatic of figurative arts, he has won several awards, both in commercial art and exhibition paintings. His painting 'A Day At The Airport' was adjudged the best by maestro M F Hussain, at an on-the-spot painting competition organised by the International Airport Authority of India in 1987. Always radiant with his smile, Jayaraj is also a renowned photographer and a short filmmaker.
Please contact the art gallery at 2337-8033 for further details.