REVIEW FOR EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS & MASKS BY UDAYA LAKSHMI CHILUVERU
Women wearing masks - now, not many people will resist smirking at the tongue-in-cheek nature of this theme.
Hyderabad-based Udaya Lakshmi Chiluveru is exhibiting her collection of paintings and masks, from 20th September to 8th October, at Shrishti Art Gallery. A new artist on the art scene, she has chosen the topic of women for her works.
Influenced by the women of Andhra Pradesh, Udaya Lakshmi's paintings depict these women in their traditional character. These paintings are done on acrylic on canvas. Paintings apart, she has also done some masks and cut-outs of women in different moods. She has used golden foil for the skin, in order to create the spark on the face, in many of the fibre masks.
Born and sbrought up in Hyderabad, Udaya Lakshmi did her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Sri Venkateswara College of Fine Arts, and Masters of Fine Arts from the Central University of Hyderabad. She had her works exhibited as part of a group exhibition at the Central University of Hyderabad in the year 2000, a group show at the Shrishti Art Gallery in 2002, a one-woman show in Shrishti Art Gallery in 2005, and a women's group show at the Bharatiya Kala Bhavan in London in 2007.