A Blend of Fact and Fiction on canvas

One wall tells colourful tales of people’s life and the cultural values of  India and the other side. Another wall features fiction. Raw realities and fancy fiction make an exquisite ensemble at the  art exhibition cum sale  at Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery.

The exhibition was held in July, 2016.

“There are so many beautiful things in life to look at and live with. Instead of focusing on what we have, we run behind what we don’t have like money, property, cars and so much. The ‘Magical Life’ doesn’t exist at all because we need a ‘Concrete Life’,”
explain artist B. Dhanasekaran. His paintings are pen drawings. The 
difference he says in pen drawings is it is a little risky as one error canruin the entire sketch.

The element of  water dominates his paintings. “I have always been close to ocean, lakes and rivers. I mostly bring elements which are missing today in reality. That simple life and beautiful people with smile…  where do we find?”

The canvas of oil, acrylic and water colours takes us on a ride to the colourful spectacles  in Thanjavur, car festival in Dharmapuri’s Sri Theerthagirishwara Swamy temple and the crowd at Varadharaja Perumal temple in Kanchipuram. “I love travelling and capturing beautiful moments and later portray on my canvas,” says R. Achudan.

A little young girl from the village of Gummidipoondi in Thiruvallur district is sitting on a log and her tender feet playing in the ripples of lake water. Another girl in Dharmapuri is beautifully draped in saree holding a manual grinder in the kitchen. A teenager gets dressed and looks at the mirror before leaving for a wedding.

On a sunny morning in Chennai, women sell flowers outside the temples and streets, there is a balloon seller with different sizes and colours of balloon attracting children. A little girl jumps to reach temple bells and ring it Tirupati.


About Runaway Lassie

We all have stories. Stories from childhood, growing up, our young days and mid years of adulthood, and eventually growing older... Life is so interesting, isn't it? I'll try my best to blog as much as I can, everyday.
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