REVIEW FOR INSIDE LINES - AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY MARK RATINARAJ
The simpler the basic stroke that creates a complex painting, the more breath-taking the outcome. In this case Mark Ratinaraj uses nothing more than brown and black lines. He weaves these lines together into confident, evocative images from the Indian rustic scenery – village characters, animals, musicians, Ganesha statutes etc. The medium is usually acrylic on paper and canvas, and sometimes, pen and ink on paper.
Mark has studied a Diploma In Fine Arts from the College Of Arts And Crafts, Kumbakonam. He has won the Lalita Kala Academy merit award Nunkalaikuzhu and has held 5 group-shows apart from 5 solo-shows. This exhibition is going to be inaugurated on the 8th of March and will go on till the 17th. It will be open from 1100 hrs to 1900 hrs at Lakshana Art Gallery everyday.