Lifestyle Books and Art 14 Jul 2018 Collective allegory

Collective allegory

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | PALAK DUBEY
Published Jul 14, 2018, 12:24 am IST
Updated Jul 14, 2018, 12:24 am IST
Artist Nandini Goud’s works contain excerpts from the surroundings and imaginative escapades amalgamated with nature.
myriad forms: One of Nandini Goud’s paintings inspired by children, specially the manner in which they scatter their belongings
 myriad forms: One of Nandini Goud’s paintings inspired by children, specially the manner in which they scatter their belongings

The daughter of eminent artist Laxma Goud, Nandini Goud was born with a natural fondness for fine arts. Immensely inspired by her father’s creative prowess, she pursued her graduate and post graduate studies in fine arts from Baroda. 

Revealing an equal affinity towards print making and painting, Nandini says, “I like working with print making media. The processes are technique-based and require persistent dedication. My print works are prominently linear and I love to explore the varied possibilities of ‘line’ through my compositions. Painting, on the other hand, is more about colour and I am fond of working with vibrant and strong hues.”

 

Describing a recent solo show titled Relocating Reality at Nehru Art Gallery comprising of her paintings, drawings and prints, Nandini says, “The retrospective show included works from different time periods of my creative journey. Some studies in charcoal are detailed and explore the human figures, wherein their innate rhythm and stance is accentuated with selected detailed sections.” 

Another of Nandini’s artworkAnother of Nandini’s artwork

Pointing towards a specific painting depicting her father’s brown leather suitcase and a travel bag in water colours on rice paper, she affectionately explains, “I painted this work long ago when my father was going on his first international trip.” 

 

Nandini’s works weave multiple objects, elements and instances together into a single space. The eclectic nature of the elements accelerates the allegorical strengths of her works. The haphazardly scattered objects, natural elements and figures imbibe an undercurrent of momentum and energy. While talking about the inclusion of myriad forms and imagery, Nandini says, “My works are prominently inspired by children, specially the manner in which they scatter their toys, stationary, books and other material all around them while playing.”

 

An interesting set of her recent small works rendered in water colour on paper are combined and framed together. Each small work is a complete composition and upon being framed with other paintings, exemplify a unified, visual parable. 

“All of these were painted separately and at different times. Some are from Christmas celebrations, some are inspired from still life while others are based on gazes at the intricate yet immensely charming treasures of nature,” she concludes. 

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