Three artists from the state, Suryaprakash, Bairu Raghuram and S. Bharath Yadav, will be representing the State in Japan, for the week-long art camp, Indian Embassy Sakura Festival 2015.
The artists will join three other Japanese artists and will create one artwork each. Laxman Aelay, Trustee of Art@Telangana says, “Early this year, we launched the Art@Telangana book at the Delhi Art Fair, it was there that we met the Indian Ambassador for Japan, Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa. She was quite interested in the book and so we presented her with one.” After that, the Ambassador chose three artists based on their work. “We will also be launching the book in Japan,” says Laxman.
The art camp starts on August 11 and will go on till August 17. “The artists will paint for three days — from August 12 to 15. Since the camp is relatively short, they have already completed half of their work here and the remaining will be finished in Japan,” explains Laxman.
Bairu Raghuram is known for his rural figuratives, S. Bharath Yadav has been painting animal-figures and artist Suryaprakash is famous for his work on nature. “Yes, I am part of the art camp, but I told the organisers that it would not be possible to finish my artwork within such a small frame of time, so I will be taking an artwork that is almost ready,” Suryaprakash says who will be presenting a work on nature.
For S. Bharath Yadav, the youngest among the three, this will be his first international art camp. “It is the first time that I will be working at an art camp with such prominent artists, so it feels great,” he says.