The many moods of rain on canvas

July 13, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 08:06 am IST - Kozhikode:

It feels like a bout of rain just subsided after one comes out after watching ‘Mazha Vara’, an exhibition of paintings by Azad Ullyeri and Muneer Agragami.

The exhibition that began at the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi Art Gallery in Kozhikode on Saturday brings about the nostalgia around rain through some simple works of art.

Azad and Muneer, both hail from Ullyeri in Kozhikode, have been working together as art teachers for some time.

They conceived the idea of a group of paintings on rain together and decided to exhibit them during the rainy season.

“But ironically, there has been no rain for quite some days,” Muneer said with a chuckle.

There are around 50 paintings on the show, most of which are water colour paintings. “Water colour can bring out the feel of rain so well”, Azad said. However, oil pastels and acrylic colours have also been used in many paintings.

The style of the paintings ranges from realistic to surrealistic and from landscapes to skyscapes.

The paintings cover almost all the aspects of rain such as its fury, its calming effect, the destruction, the paper boats, huge waves and the overflowing streams.

The artist duo plans to hold the exhibition in Malappuram and Kochi as well. The exhibition will conclude on July 15.

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