The problem with the world, someone once said, is that anybody can paint and anybody can write a poem. Shiva Kumar is, fortunately, a wrong example.
An exhibition of paintings with poems by K Venkata Shiva Kumar Yadav is on from 18th to 25th March, at Chitramayee - State Gallery of Fine Arts. A total of 35 paintings are on display. Shiva Kumar is also a poet, and most of his paintings have some lines of his poems, in English. Many of his paintings are figurative and realistic, and he paints anything that he wants (what else did you think?).
Yadav has a BFA in painting from Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, and also holds a Diploma in Cartooning. He is a recipient of the gold medal of the All India Art Exhibition held at Jangaon. This is his first solo exhibition after being part of some group shows. He is currently working as faculty in a multimedia institute in Hyderabad.
For further details, please contact the art gallery at 2311-3308/98486-66262.