Featuring a work that makes smoke from incense sticks form the pattern of Ganesha. Yes, some people are the starting point for CGI.
Macherla Saraiah is organising an exhibition of paintings at the ICCR Art Gallery in the Ravindra Bharathi compound, from 3rd to 7th July. An exhibition of 57 paintings is on display.
Saraiah has divided the exhibition into seven parts, and named them as Children's World, Mothers And Babies, Music And Dance, Lifestyle, Fashion Parade, Heroes, and paintings by Samba Murthy. As the names suggest, the paintings are figurative and semi-figurative. Of the 57 works, 17 are figurative and the rest are semi-figurative/semi-abstract paintings.
The paintings have been uniquely done, without using any brush or knife, but with a different tool of metal plate. After sketching, Saraiah uses the metal plate to spread the paint on the plastic coated board (not the traditional canvas and paper) by drawing zigzag lines all over the sketch. He uses oil mixed enamel readymix paints for the figure and acrylic colors for faces, hands and bodies.
Samba Murthy, another painter and friend of Saraiah, is exhibiting 9 of his works. The paintings are contemporary ones of Lord Krishna called Murali Mohan Leela Gaanam, and landscape. But the center of attraction is his painting of Power Of Dhoopa in which the smoke from incense sticks culminates in the shape of Lord Ganesha.
Saraiah is a self-taught artist who has been painting since 1970, using unique and different methods of painting. Hailing from Warangal, he has a B Tech in civil engineering and has retired as Deputy Executive Engineer in the R & B department.
Please contact the ICCR Art Gallery at 2323-6398/2324-0035 for further details.