Since ages, art has been known to not only bridge gaps between traditions and cultures but also to tell engrossing stories. Celebrating this uniqueness, city-based artist Manohar Chiluveru has come up with a solo art project titled Homage at Park Hyatt.
Talking about his ongoing exhibition and the concept behind it, he explains, “It is primarily a charity event organised to celebrate the world’s greatest artists on the occasion of World Art Day (observed on April 15), which is an international celebration of the fine arts declared by the International Association of Art (IAA) in order to promote awareness of creative activity worldwide. I thought this would be the perfect occasion to come up with my solo project and that’s how Homage happened.”
His artworks and sculptures are inspired by the greatest artists of all time — from Leonardo da Vinci to Salvador Dalí, Manohar.
Talking about the germ of idea which encouraged him to go ahead and work on this, “It is my way of remembering these stalwarts and paying homage to them. All the proceeds from the art exhibition will go to Project 511, a charitable trust that aims to improve the quality of education, sanitation and the academic performance of children in government schools by providing them with all facilities.” He has a couple of ideas around how to take his work forward and expand his collection.
“The idea of creating a tribute series has been on my mind since 2015, and I was working every day to get the series started. The current display will be on until Easter, post which I am planning to add a few more artworks,” explains the Warangal-born artist.
Interestingly, Manohar shares that he quit B.Com in his final year much to the anguish of his family. Eventually, he did go ahead and pursued his passion.
“Yes, I was a commerce student but my passion for art got the better of me and I left B.Com in my final year. My parents were angry initially but they saw my love for art and agreed. Art projects have always been my calling,” he shares.
In the next few months, Manohar will go to Paris for a short term curatorial course....