A group of 4 artists from Visakhapatnam are exhibiting their recent works, from 19th to 25th November, at Chitramayee - State Gallery of Fine Arts. The group consists of K Mrityunjay, Salur Srinivas Rao, Srinivas Padakandla and Marupu Venkatesam, who were classmates during their BFA in painting at the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
Srinivas Padakandla is exhibiting 10 pieces of fiber glass nude sculpture. Each of the sculpted works evokes different feelings and expressions. An MFA in sculpture from the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Srinivas is a faculty member in the Department of Fine Arts, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University.
Mask is the motif that appears in the astroscapes of Mrityunjay. Images like fish, goats and elements of nature appearing to hover in space around the human figure form the basic design of his canvas. He holds a post graduate degree in painting from the Hyderabad Central University.
The images of Salur Srinivas Rao are taken from his immediate surroundings. Fish form the central character in his paintings. His works are feature dry pastels on paper.
Marupu Venkatesam's black and white charcoal drawings on paper revolve around domesticated buffaloes. Through 10 works on display, Venkatesam captures various poses of the milch cattle - grazing, staring, drinking water or in aggressive/conflictive moods. Venkatesam did his MFA in painting from the Hyderabad Central University in the year 2001, and is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Fine Arts, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University.
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