Memories turned into art

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Aug 25, 2014, 4:37 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:50 am IST
Sukka Sunder’s art depicts several episodes from his childhood
He’s been running around from one art gallery to another  since 2007 but, artist Sukka Sunder never got a chance to host a solo show. Until now. Sunder has brought out 24 collections of artwork titled, Discourse of a People, in what will be the first solo art show of his life. Ask him why it took this long and he says, “Not many were willing to let me host a solo art show. I’m glad it finally worked out.”
 
All the paintings, whether it is the recurring figure of lambs and sheep, or men and women from the village, each artwork is a “memory” for Sunder.  “Things are changing in the villages. Many artist communities are fast disappearing, so this is my attempt to capture my memories,” he says.When pointed out that a majority of his paintings have lambs in them he smiles, “I’ve grown up with animals around me. Lambs and sheep are very unique animals. The way they sit, their ears... everything makes for a unique subject.” 
 
The 24 paintings displayed are a mix of acrylic and mixed media and are very different from his earlier paintings, Sunder has made a few changes to his style. “I’ve introduced quite a few figuratives. Initially, my art work mainly had animals, but this time around, I’ve painted men and women from villages as well” 
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