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Matters very close to the heart

Meedhu Miriyam Joseph
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Works that bring back fond memories, of those one would always hold close to the heart. The Degree Show 2012 is one such exhibition of works in painting, sculpture and applied arts by the final year students of the College of Fine Arts in the city.

As many as 45 paintings, which are culminations of the works by students during their course, are on display. One could see also some creative works in applied art and uniquely designed sculptures at the show.

“Most of the works featured here are composition works in oil and acrylic paint medium that were done as part of the course and were selected by the students themselves for the show. The exhibition is conducted with the guidance from our teachers and senior students,” said Shanto Antony, a final year student.

Even though such exhibitions are meant to be a platform for the students to showcase their works and to build contacts and receive new assignments, such interactions rarely occur, he says.

At the sculpture section, while some have explored the simple sculptural techniques, others have chosen the medium of narrative sculpturing to express their thoughts on subjects such as reminiscence of childhood.

Novel mediums

The students have brought out some unique sculptural works making use of cigarette packets and even a screwdriver!

The works of branding product through creative techniques done by the students of applied art leave one wondering whether they are new products waiting for launch.

From designer shirts, bookmarks, bags and other merchandise to catchy quotes, the students have looked into every aspect of product design for marketing strategy. One among them, WHY (Waste Handling Yard) by S.N. Smijith, sends out the message that ‘You could be growing instead of throwing.' Decentralised waste management, recycling, and nature conservation are the most common themes used for the branding works.

The exhibition ends on April 20.

Meedhu Miriyam Joseph

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