Some paintings have an artist's signature, and some have the Intel, Windows and Photoshop copyright notices. Here's a new genre on display.
An exhibition of digital and hand paintings by P Hanumantha Rao is on at Chitramayee - State Gallery of Fine Arts, from 4th May. About 50 digital and 10 hand paintings are on display.
Hanumantha Rao is a self-taught artist, who after successfully trying his hand at soap, chalk, wood, stone and wax sculpting, is now into digital painting. This art involves painting on a computer and printing it on canvas. The final touches, like outlines and a little bit of coloring, are given done with the help of brush and paints, by hand. Some abstract and landscape hand paintings in acrylic and oil paints are also on display.
These paintings are bright, attractive and eye-catching. They require creativity, both as an artist and at computer graphics. An Art Director in an advertising agency, Hanumantha Rao initially worked as an illustrator with a daily new agency for two years before stepping into the advertising field. He has been working in the designing section of the advertising agency for the past 15 years.
Rao has been exhibiting his paintings since 2002. He has exhibited his water color, oil and digital paintings at Don Bosco School in Hyderabad, and his digital paintings at the ICCR Art Gallery, the Hyderabad Art Society, the State Art Gallery, Hotel Viceroy and Dhola-Ri-Dhani. He has also participated in cartoon and caricature competitions organised by the Eenadu Group.
The exhibition is on till 10th May from 11:00am to 7:00pm everyday. For further details, please contact the artist at 98485-66244 or the art gallery at 2311-3308/98486-66262.