BHOPAL: Foundation of Art and Culture, Bhopal and The Coal Group, an art initiative have organised an online group exhibition of artists from Telangana.
Around 75 contemporary and tribal artists have showcased their works in the 15-days show ‘Telangana Topics,’ which began from Monday.
Some of the prominent artists who have displayed their works are Laxma Goud, T. Vaikuntam, Laxman Aelay, Bolgum Nagesh Goud, Anand Gadapa, Jagadish Chinthala, Priyanka Aelay and Nirmla Biluka.
Artist Laxman Aelay who curated the show said art has always been an indispensable part and parcel of life in Telangana. The show amalgamates a wide array of works rendered in varied media by artists belonging to different age groups, he added. On one side there are some works by acclaimed senior artists and on other side by some very talented young artists. The show thus promises an insight into the overall art practice in the region.
While some artists choose to be figurative and descriptive in their diction, some choose to be semi abstract while others are completely nonrepresentational. No matter which genre of expression their work belongs to, each artist excels in manifesting a personal connotation which is stark, crisp and complete.
Another prominent feature of the show is the inclusion of works by beloved artists , Kapu Rajaiah, Surya Prakash and P. Gouri Shanker ,who are no longer with us and are missed immensely by the art fraternity. The show would have been incomplete without their works, said Akhilesh, director of the foundation.
“This is our third online show. We are continuously trying to be on the positive side of this negative time where each one is afraid of unknown Covid-19. We are grateful to our friend and a brilliant painter Laxman Aeley, who curated this show and made it possible,” he added.