NEWSLETTER

Vol: 1
September 15, 2013


K.M.Adimoolam

 

A note from Meena Dadha
I thank all of you for motivating me to produce a Newsletter from Prakrit art gallery. There are art lover who are looking for information about art and artists. Let us join hands in this journey to discover art ,artists and art forms together.

A small introduction about me and my gallery located in Chennai, India. I am Meena Dadha, owner of the gallery . It is my passion for the arts and my keen interest in encouraging artists that led me into this journey of starting the gallery. I realized that while the world has become smaller with globalization and the internet, there are a lot of people all over the globe I want to reach out to and tell them about the gallery and the artists associated with it. What better way than this quarterly newsletter?

We will be releasing this newsletter on a quarterly basis. We also welcome contributions from you. Your suggestions are valuable to us and we look forward to it. There are so many things which play a role in painting & sculptures such as composition, color combination and many such aspects. The more you see, the more you learn and as you go along, your eyes and mind get trained. And this is our first step towards it.


K.M.Adimoolam, Chennai's Best known Painter

We present details about a prominent senior artist from Chennai, South India. K.M.ADIMOOLAM born in 1938, he obtained his Diploma in Fine Arts from the Govt. College of Arts & Crafts, Chennai and eventually won several awards:

  • Tamil Nadu Lalit Kala Akademi Award 1963,64,65,78;
  • National award: 1979;
  • Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore 1963;
  • Bombay Arts Society 1965, 66;
  • Hyderabad Arts Society 1965, 66;
  • Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta 1973.

He was a Jury member for the National Exhibition of art 1993. Besides a number of solo shows he has participated in important group shows at home and abroad. He has visited Britain. France and Turkey; two books have been published on his drawings and paintings. Major collections: National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Associated with Modern Tamil Writers group, since 1966 and has done large number of illustrations, book covers and layouts.

According to Adimoolam art/literature/music are part of life. For him there have been many happy moments , such as achieving recognition and appreciation, evoking a new strength in him. " As an artist I enjoy my freedom and refuse to compromise and bend under pressure. Seeing great heritage monuments make me realize how our craftsmen and artists had enjoyed artistic freedom. I am part of the society , what happens in it affects me too; I may donate a painting for a worthy cause, but I do not paint to please any one".

Gallery Artists
R.Bala, Deepak Sonar, Devidas Dharmadhikari,Dilip Chowdhry, Atin Basak
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Artist of the month - NAGESH GOUD

B.F.A with University Gold Medal from College of Fine Arts, Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Hyderabad in 1993.

For Nagesh Goud traversing a stylized figurative it was an instinctual decision to take symbolic illustrative from the stories of the Ramayana and Mahabharata as agents that fuse into his forms of men & women.With his sturdy lines which get intensified with a Linear flow- a defined curvaceous jaw line& an unhampered cheek that end in the beauty of sharp almond shaped eyes.His use of Vibrant colours add an extra energy to the work. The use of a wide variety of mediums also bring vitality to the paintings. He manages to give these well-tempered faces a sense of pride & decorum, as the story unfolds blending the past with the present as a perfect tale.

Prakrit Arts is happy to present Artist of the Month Nagesh Goud with images of his works.

The myths, dramas that hold the great Indian tales of heroism, resolution, stories of the Ramayana & Mahabharata, have become an inherent part of indianness that continue to have a mimetic hold on the present day too. For Nagesh Goud traversing a stylized figurative, it was an instinctual decision to take symbolic illustrative from these stories as agents that fuse into his forms of men & women.

They are mythical yet have a pastoral feel to them. The study lines intensify his characters, strengthen them with a distinct linear flow- a defined curvaceous jaw line& an unhampered cheek that end in the beauty of sharp almond shaped eyes, which protrude off the profile. The choice of colors add an extra energy to the work. monochromatic gray scale with vivid blues, vibrant oranges& yellows strengthens the robustness of the forms.

The graphic rendering of the narrative within the face or the body forms add theatrics to the works. They are stories that represent the many roles that the now serene face would have played, to win the game of spirit. Lord Rama & Sita & the mighty Hanuman replay as these stories unfold create a richness to the frame. The use of a wide variety of mediums also bring vitality to the paintings. Reminisces the traditional leather puppets of Andhra Pradesh, the attires, ornamentation, embellish, making over the beauty of these perfect characters.

Nagesh Goud manages to give these well-tempered faces a sense of pride & Decorum, as the story infolds blending the past with the present as perfect tale.