10 artists - Anand Gadapa, G Shiva Kumar, Gangadhar Mukinapalli, Gurram Mallesham, Kishan Duriseti, Mohammed Osman, Natraj, Prabhakar Shastri, Sheikh Hifzul and Srinivas Mouni - are exhibiting their works under the title of "Po10tial" from 1st to 10th February at the Kalakriti Art Gallery, road no. 10, Banjara Hills.
Anand Gadapa's watercolors embody the pre-eminence of woman in a constructive sense, and a peculiar affiliation between male and female. The female character is depicted similiar to the great goddess/Devi, who is trying to tame the beast: a male counterpart.
Shiva Gadiga's paintings bear intriguing and meaningful emblems/images of offerings to God.
Gurram's images evoke certain witticism, addressing Hyderabadi culture. His self-portrait in Nawabi attire represents the notorious lethargic middle-class man who aspires to be a Nawab in the wake of consumerism.
Kishan Duriseti, who perceives the Bahmian Buddha as a destructor similar to Lord Nataraja, intends to establish peace by annihilating the militants in the Bahmian region of Afganistan. These paintings deal with the 2001 Taliban attacks on statues of Buddha and the terror attacks on Mumbai hotels.
Osman's vibrant Gangireddu is an outcome of his nostalgia where he depicts memories of his childhood in his village dexterously.
Natraj observes the quandary of people around him. The repetitive images in his precisely rendered watercolors stir up humor, exemplifying people who always indulge in intriguing activities.
Shastri's art talks about the rich culture of Northern Telangana region, where collective festivals play a big role in people's life.
Sheikh Hifzul's theme comes from his simple observation of day-to-day life in the tribal region of Chattisgarh, where he witnesses struggle and happiness in dissimiliar environmental conditions.
Srinivas Mouni's canvas is filled with poetic renditions of imageries, simple objects of mundane life, and also landscapes.
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