Hyderabad’s Kadari Art Gallery inaugurated its new exhibition halls with two exhibitions
Earlier this year, the Kalakriti Art Gallery in Hyderabad moved to new premises with more space to host artistic and cultural events. It is now the turn of the Kadari Art Gallery to open new exhibition rooms in its existing premises in Jubilee Hills. While these two galleries have increased their digital presence during the pandemic, they have also felt an increased interest from art lovers in Hyderabad to engage in real-time art.
Kadari was founded in 1991 as Rajeshwar Rao Art Gallery by Supraja Rao in memory of his father. An interior designer, Supraja’s love for design and art has fueled the growth of her design business and art gallery over the years. In 2019, Rajeshwar Rao Art Gallery was relaunched under the name Kadari.
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During the pandemic, Supraja noticed the keen interest in art among affluent, homebound clientele. âWith viewing artwork online, there was an increased interest in visiting the gallery and engaging in art. This partly fueled the expansion, âSupraja explains.
The gallery’s new showrooms were recently opened with the exhibition titled I Think You Should Know From Kinetics, which features emerging artists who are alumni of the Government College of Fine Arts in Chennai. Kadari has also opened a new collection of watercolors from famous Hyderabad artist A Rajeswara Rao (not to be confused with Supraja Rao’s late father).
Kinetics’ contemporary and postmodern approach to art is evident in its latest exhibition. One of the most notable pieces is a clever paper and wood installation by Yuvan Bothisathuvar, playing with different colors to give the viewer the impression that the work changes from warm red tones to cold blue notes as one moves around. from side to side. Entitled The Mask, the work alludes to how humans change color while going through emotional upheaval.
The abstract patterns on Sunil Sree’s railway tickets, the work of Dilip Kumar Kesavan which appears to be abstract but hides figurative elements, a series of bird photographs by Aneesh Kalode Rajan that resemble tiny pencil sketches , give the exhibition an element of intrigue.
Kinetics’ group exhibition, which also features works by Gurunathan Govindan, Kumaresan Selvaraj, Saravanan Parasuraman, Suresh Kumar P, and Yuvraj Velu, recognizes the need to make art more attractive for real-time viewing.
A Rajeswara Rao’s solo exhibition of recent works titled Of Desires and Destinations is a humorous social commentary. Rao’s watercolors are multi-layered and have undergone several washes to make them appear almost like graphic prints of an aquatic hue. The play of shadow and light is highlighted in the paintings where it represents people visiting castles and palaces with the aim of rediscovering themselves through travel. Some of the paintings made during the pandemic have images of men, women and even monkeys with masks, trying to reconnect with their roots on their farms or farms.
Both exhibitions are on view until November 8 at the Kadari Art Gallery, Road No. 14, Jubilee Hills.