The easiest place to capture God has always been canvas. Prakash is however trying to capture godliness too.
Kalahitha Art Gallery at Nagarjuna Hills is organising an exhibition of paintings titled Awakening Of An Image, by Prakash Chandwadkar, till 25th November. There are 65 paintings on display, depicting various expressions and styles of Lord Buddha and Lord Ganesha.
The paintings showcase the dual spirituality of the artiste, finely moulded with acrylic on canvas and mixed media on canvas. He tries to capture the Lord not in various avatars, but purely as the Enlightened One. There is one painting which shows the Lord with half-opened eyelids, and pupil compressed to suggest awareness of self and the pains of the world. Another painting has a single peepal leaf (the tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment).
With Ganesha being the principle source of influence in Prakash's works, this collection also captures the energetic side of the elephant-faced god.
Prakash Chandwadkar is an artist based in Kathmandu (Nepal), and was born in Aurangabad (Maharashtra). He has a BFA in drawing and painting from the Government School of Art, Aurangabad. He has done various group shows all over India since the last 12 years. This is his second solo exhibition in India, after one at Mumbai.
Please contact the gallery at 2335-0543 for further details.