Of figuratives and landscapes

Of figuratives and landscapes
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The styles are different so is the treatment, yet the works of two artists Agacharya and Bhaskara Rao strike a chord and evoke the senses

The styles are different so is the treatment, yet the works of two artists Agacharya and Bhaskara Rao strike a chord and evoke the senses

One is a veteran, the other in his middle years. The former specialises in figuratives, the latter in landscapes. But both artists leave the viewer thinking, for both deal with human beings and nature.

Bhaskara Rao and Agacharya

While Agacharya finds his muse in rural settings, Bhaskara Rao finds solace in nature. Both artists depend heavily on nature and surroundings for inspiration. Agacharya, who was a drawing teacher lives in Hyderabad but his soul is still in the villages. “I live in a sky scraper but the memories of my childhood haunt me,” says the 65 year-old artist who paints at least for six hours daily. In the case of Bhaskara Rao, head of the animation and design department of Loyala College, Alwal, it is the memories and experiences collected from different places he has lived in, touched and felt come through in the works.

Rural woman of Telangana are best captured in their entire splendour by Agacharya. The minutest details be it the jewellery, clothes, the way the woman tie their hair and the houses that they live in with tribal art and paintings on the walls too are captured on canvas. As for Bhaskara Rao's works, the endless horizon with trees, brooks and the sky in their myriad forms get a treatment that only he can give who has been dabbling with the theme for years.

Agacharya's work

Some paintings of Bhaskara Rao in black and white too stand out and remind the importance of trees for the very existence of mankind.

For people living the metro, who would like to get a feel of the rural areas and relive the sights and sounds of the hinterland. A trip to Gallery Space is a must.

The show is on till October 31.

Road No 12, MLA Colony, Banjara Hills, Timing: 11 am-7pm

Bhaskara Rao's work

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