To provide a working space for creative minds, K. Ashok, a dentist by profession, and the husband of artist Keerthi, has come up with a spacious gallery. It will not only provide space to select artists for their work, but will also be well equipped with all required paraphernalia to exhibit their artwork. Artists Uday and Keerthi have both studied fine arts from Telugu University and JNAFAU, Hyderabad. Although both artists work in the photo-realistic genre, they cover very different themes.
While Uday paints antique coins, Keerthi’s works are very personal in nature with self-portraits, paintings of children and of her son. She paints with an eye for detail, reinstating each and every aspect with her perfectly finished rendering. The play of light and shade in her works, along with textures and other fine details are flawlessly painted. One of her amazing paintings depicts her son with his pet, surrounded by excerpts picked up from the child’s world of interests.
Impeccable and perfect brush finish can be found in Uday’s works as well. When asked about the reason behind his consistent depiction of coins, he says, “I believe that money is one of the strongest mantras of contemporary life. The power of money can bring joy in many lives, while its deprivation can make people miserable.
All through history, wars took place all over the world over power and wealth. I feel astonished by how lifeless things like coins can rule over living beings like us. Still, a coin on the canvas attracts the viewer, such is the magnetic strength of wealth”, he states....