Staff Reporter

“K.M. Adhimoolam carved out a niche for himself in the field of painting”

PUDUCHERRY: Twelve artists with their diverse styles and creations have come together to pay tributes to eminent painter K.M. Adhimoolam at a six-day exhibition from Sunday.

The artists, all members of the ‘Puduvai Oviyakalai Panpattu Narsevai Iyakkam,’ have put up the painting exhibition dedicated to Adhimoolam.

President of the Iyakkam K.K. Segar said the artist had carved out a niche for himself in the field of painting in Tamil Nadu.

“We wanted to pay tributes to him in Puducherry and thus came up with the exhibition,” he said.

Adhimoolam stood apart through his works and his demise was a huge loss for all artists, he Mr. Segar said.

The 12 artists included Principal of Bharathiyar Palkalaikoodam ‘Sirpi’ M. Jayaraman and Professor of the institution R. Rajarajan.

The other artists were former students of the institution.

“We have drawn a lot of inspiration from Adhimoolam,” artist D. Tiroumale said.

With diversity in style and approach being the soul of the exhibition, the artists have come up with unique pieces of work for the purpose.

The styles included those of abstract paintings, contemporary, realistic and surrealistic paintings.

Be it the painting of a mother and child, a girl in the mirror, black sun or musicians, the artists have expressed their respect to the eminent painter through their works. Over 30 paintings have been displayed at the exhibition.

The exhibition will be on till March 28 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Colour Crew Art Gallery on M.G. Road.