S. Sandeep Kumar
Murali's exhibition at Shrishti Art Gallery lets you travel around vast spaces
HYDERABAD: What is a dream? A dictionary defines it as a succession of images, thoughts or emotions passing through the mind during sleep.
And one is bound to experience the same feeling watching Murali A.M.'s "Dreams" a painting exhibition at Shrishti Art Gallery in Jubilee Hills, where as a viewer you are given an opportunity to realise yourself and ride on your wings of imagination.
Fifteen paintings, all acrylic on canvas, exhibited here are neither abstract nor figurative but simply let you in to travel around the vast spaces.
The more you watch the paintings the more nervousness compounds as to what would lie behind those pillar like structures or where would the road lead to.
And it is difficult to fence the range of subjects of these pictures as opinions vary from viewer to viewer.
"The idea is to make the viewer interact with his inner-self and narrate his feelings. As an artist, I try not to command or demand with a predefined sketch in his mind. I want the viewer to cross all the boundaries of imagination," says Murali A.M., the exhibitor and a Master in Fine Arts from University of Hyderabad.
Unlike other artists who predefine the viewer about the elements in the picture, Murali's works lets you to interact with the elements in the pictures after setting you off from a platform, says M.C.Mohan, an art critic and former professor at National Institute of Fashion Technology.
"The colour combinations like brown with purple or indigo with magenta, which other artists would tend to avoid are the subduing elements in his paintings making the viewer think for a while," he adds.
Each picture would make the eye drawn in by the structuralism of lines, then to the subject, the texture and then colours.
As Haji Ali Davesh, former professor at College of Fine Arts at Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University in the visitors' book says "So refreshing after 40 years of eyesore. A collection inescapable from wants. A breakaway- so promising,"
The exhibition is open from 6 p.m onwards till March 4.