Akshaya Krishna, an avid traveller and art student of the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, and Prav K, a self-taught artist, have come up with a rare art show titled ‘Art Exhibit’, display of a mixture of paintings, installations and many aesthetic phases in-between at Gallery Belaku, Rangoli Metro Art Centre on Mahatma Gandhi Road.
The show, according to them, “is to arouse a reaction, any reaction for that matter”.
The show comprises resin paintings and sculpture installations.
Ironically titled as ‘Art Exhibit’, the artists have created a collection of images and experiences that are both delicate and devious such as paintings of haunting landscapes and artworks of surreal, imagined characters, bordering the abstract.
Ms. Krishna, who captures her adoration for life and adventure through her work, says that all the works on display are loosely knit together by the common thread of storytelling and memory. “I view art as a means of storytelling, as a way of making my experiences visible to the world. When you tell a story, you might omit a few details for the simple reason that your memory is imperfect,” she adds.
Pranav, another artist, feels that comparatively art is heading in a direction that’s opposite to the most other things happening around us: art is about slowing down while everything else around us seems to be speeding up. The interesting visual jugalbandi makes the ‘Art Exhibit’ interesting.
The show will be open for connoisseurs of art from Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.