Creativity and art have always had a healing effect on us. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, whatever it may be, the effect is the same. The aesthetic pleasure and enjoyment that one derives from art is beyond words. Such works in a way evoke the hidden thoughts and feelings within us. One such art exhibition, December, is now on at the Madhavan Nair Foundation in Kerala History Museum, Edapally.
Coordinated by O. Sunder, a senior artist, the exhibition that doesn’t have a particular theme, brings out the paintings and sculptures of 37 artists from across Kerala.
The works of all the artists reflect various themes that are directly linked to contemporary life. The exhibition is an opportunity for someone who wishes to enjoy the winter and its scenic refreshment. Many of the paintings exhibited here expose a direct relation between humans and nature. “The role of human beings in altering nature and how it is reflected back on us is portrayed in many paintings,” says Sunder.
Paintings exhibited here also project women’s issues; the insecurities, uncertainties and lack of freedom women have to face. This can in a way be considered as a powerful call for women empowerment and preservation of nature. This exhibition is also a platform for many artists to find a market for their works. “Many talented artists are drawn away from their field because of lack of opportunities An art exhibition like this is the best platform for such talented artists because this exhibition looks at artists who are forced to withdraw from the creative scenario,” he continues.
December is the third exhibition organised by the same person. Cochin Art Fair, conducted by Sunder in 2016, was well-received by the public. A second part of the same was initiated by him involving around 45 artists from different parts of the state.