A group of Hyderabad-based artists who are natives of AP, have united in Vijayawada and have come up with The Exodus art exhibition.The exhibition by six artists includes modern paintings, sculptures made from trash and other art forms that come as a new experience for the visitors at the PB Siddartha Academy, Vijayawada.The show’s centre of attraction are the works of Katuri Ravi Chandra. His works, including huge structures of a lion, Mahatma Gandhi, a man with a coffee cup, a tree etc. are made from iron scrap.
The lion is made with nuts, bolts and chains and is very similar to what we see in the “Make In India” logo, the central government’s recent initiation.“I made it even before the PM introduced ‘Make In India’ in the country and it took more than three months to complete,” says Ravi Chandra, a native of Tenali in Guntur district.Another young artist, G. Lenin of Vijayawada, created a series of abstract paintings titled Seeing Inner Self which are visual representations of ideas in his mind.
“When I observed my inner-self, it had the beautiful construction of a thought process. Senses, emotions, observations, calculations and so on from my personal experiences reflect in my paintings,” says Lenin.Ramani Mylavaram, a freelance artist from Hyderabad and a native of Kakinada, has reflected her social consciousness through her paintings. Her works depict current problems like lack of cleanliness, problems with technology, lack of security for women etc.
A sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi with a charkha, made from iron balls collected from cycle and motorcycle wastes, an iron tree made with washers, paintings of the Lord Ganesha, distressed women, and a family in a rural setting etc. were the other attractions.