Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh. Surya Prakash is one veteran artist who has always stuck to his roots and philosophies as an artist. Constantly on the quest for the extraordinary, Suryaprakash’s works take you back down memory lane. There is something about his works which have you gazing in amazement. The Hyderabad-based artist walks tall among stalwarts who had characterised the forms of present day Indian art. His retrospective looking back to late 1950s is an account about his masterful artistic trajectory that, has been set apart With many vital defining points in its development. The voyage would have claimed for him, moments of desolation, despair, disappointment, bliss, greatness, joy, satisfaction and confidence.
The characteristic idea in exhibiting the works of a presumed broadly acclaimed senior artist as Surya is to weave a fabric of his illustrious career which today encompasses him in a mantle of supreme achievement and acknowledgment.
In the art show, what strikes the most is the sheer versatility of the artist, who for more than five decades has worked perseveringly connecting with his skilled artistry and innovative capacities. His works denote his relentless approach, restlessness and persistent changing technique to express and impart his thoughts. The artist’s landscapes are some of the most impressive you will get to see. They resemble the use of impasto and also are in close proximity with the expressionists. The black and white monochromatic colour schemes takes you down the memory lane and are a sheer treat to watch. The exhibition has a collection of paintings, etchings and drawings which showcase the incredible oeuvres of the artist.
Speaking about the show, a proud Renu George, gallerist of Time and Space says “I see in his work maturity, depth, refinement and accomplishment and that inexplicable sense of art and I am honoured to have his works displayed at my gallery.” Meanwhile the artist as humble as he has always been says “I have been fortunate to have had a wonderful career in art. To me, art is life — a higher calling. I cannot imagine my life without Art. This is who I am all of my being, every breath I take every nuance of my life.” Gallery Kalakriti in association with Time and Space have indeed put up a fantastic show of an artist whose artworks speak volumes about the sort of dedication and creative prowess possessed by the artist. The art show is on at Gallery time and space until November 15 th .
— The writer is an art expert and curator....