Hyderabad: Madhu Kuruva’s latest solo art exhibition on the walkway at the KBR Park on Friday evening took many walkers by surprise. His unique gesture of hosting an art exhibition to raise funds for the Kerala flood victims has won many hearts. Madhu feels that hosting the show is his way of expressing solidarity and showing empathy.
Apparently, it was his wife who pushed him to do this. “My wife was asking me to do my bit for victims of the Kerala floods. When I was weighing my options, she asked me to sell my paintings and donate the proceeds to the rehabilitation programme in Kerala,” shares Madhu.
This is not the first solo show of work by artist Madhu. “A couple of years back too I hosted a solo art exhibition to raise funds. The basic motto of this solo exhibition is to inspire people to contribute in whatever way they can,” says the 38-year-old city-based artiste.Around 80 paintings have been showcased and landscapes form a majority of the work. Watercolours, acrylic, oil, charcoal, etc., have been used to capture various art themes. The paintings are being sold at prices much lower than what their work go for since the proceeds will be used to support the flood victims.
“I am not demanding people to pay me at MRP, I’m happy if they pay me reasonably well. After all, it’s for charity. The exhibition received great response from art lovers, and if the response continues to be good, I shall continue for another day. My friends are supporting me in arranging the logistics,” he says.
Madhu sold around 16 pieces and raised an amount of Rs 29,270 on a single day.
There was a footfall of around 80 to 100 people from 4 pm to 8 pm....