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

Life is a box of chocolates. Sometimes it brings sugary sweetness and sometimes bitter, in the raw form of cocoa. Life takes different turns. Those turns and curves turnout to be the important turnovers of our lives. They form the foundation of major decision we take every day. Sometimes I worry too much about the 'what if' situation and over think what I do. But, most of the days I let go of those pointless 'what if' thoughts and talk to myself, "Listen! Being right or wrong doesn't really matter. So, just chill and be happy! Do and say everything you think you cannot say nor do it. Just let it out." It is easy for us to bottle our emotions up and hide it from the world. Years pass by and we earn the degree with a specialisation in the area of 'Pretention'. But, the real degree would be the 'Real Courage' of letting things out of the bottle. Let yourself be expressed in however way you find it is possible. Choose your medium; it could be art or writing. It is the best way you can get someone to understand you. Lassie was born in a small town in the North-Eastern corner of the foothills of Himalayas. People often mistake it by assuming it belongs to another state and Lassie never gets tired or irritated in repeating the same script to throw some light on her small heritage town that has player an important part in the history of Indian Independence. This blog is an effort to let myself open and share my thoughts out of the bottle. Most of the events and incidents recorded here are derived from real life experiences. Sometimes I vent out using the poetry tool when I ran out of long paragraphs.
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