Painting for freedom

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Bright colours juxtaposed
Bright colours juxtaposed

The abstracts are an altogether different ballgame

Remember the actress with twinkling sparking eyes from Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naan, well, now she paints. Enter Kalakriti, the art gallery on Road no 10, Banjara Hills, and the bright colours sharply juxtaposed to create a startling effect will draw you in. Shuffling between abstraction and figurative art, you can almost see Suchitra's impish eyes. But then, you come across a huge canvas that has words written in gold (like Abu Ben Adam's book). The words screech out of the paintings to communicate inner pain and dilemma. The abstractions on which the words are etched out just disappear to make way for meaning. Meaning that ranges from loss of innocence to a yearning for freedom.There's something about the skill that Suchitra brings to her works: the bright colours don't blend or meld into each other they are kept apart as if there is a wall that keeps them separate. You won't even see a brushstroke on her canvases.A couple of feminine forms with wild tresses swaying in the wind, is the figurative version of the poem that's titled `I've learnt'. As the title and the words suggest: the painting is about learning.The abstracts are an altogether different ballgame where the painter brings her knowledge and mystical elements into play. The elements range from tarot cards to symbolic kites.WHAT: Suchitra's recent works
WHEN: Till November 30

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