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Visual treat: K.S. Kamesh explaining about his paintings at the expo being organised in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
Visual treat: K.S. Kamesh explaining about his paintings at the expo being organised in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

Sumit Bhattacharjee

Kamesh has depicted party mood in a series of 21 paintings

VISAKHAPATNAM: Painters are prone to picking up small happenings from the nature or their surroundings to get their creative juices flowing. They try to depict the happenings through various mediums. Here is one who has drawn inspiration from a party and that too, a cocktail get-together. The theme is funny, yet realistic.

Meet K.S. Kamesh, a budding painter who has captured the mood of a party through the technique of modern art. He has skilfully depicted the frame-of- mind of the party buffs - their arguments, animated discussions and behaviour after downing a couple of pegs.

“I picked up the theme in a party in 2006. I was motivated by the ambience and the mood. There was everything in that party, right from humour to arguments and from realistic portrayal of life to display of intellectuality. Since then I have been working on the theme,” says he.

After working for over two years, Kamesh has produced a series of over 21 paintings, which he exhibited at a three-day exhibition from Friday at the Visakha Museum. He has worked on modern geometrical shapes to depict the expressions and the mood and the mediums used were oil pastel and acrylic on canvas.

Geometrical shapes

The former Head of the Department of Fine Arts, Andhra University, Ramesh, says that he has dexterously structured his works on geometrical shapes in a decorative manner. “The work is very contemporary and modern and he has intelligently used the Indian version of bright primary colours,” he says.

Two of his works from the series have been selected as exhibits at the famed Burland Galleries in London. Earlier this year he also received the State Award for best artist from the Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University.

A self-taught painter, Kamesh has been painting since 2000. He has been using various mediums and working on different themes on nature, landscape and realistic ideas.

The budding painter says that he would stick to his profession, though the art form lacks adequate patronage in the city. “The most important thing is that there is no good place or gallery to exhibit our works,” says Kamesh.

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