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In a bid to promote the art and culture State Bank of India organised an artist’s camp titled ‘Indradhanush’ at SBI Headquarters, Koti. The six-day camp commenced on September 16 and will conclude today. In the fourth edition of the camp, a total of 21 artists showcased their works.

In a bid to promote the art and culture State Bank of India organised an artist’s camp titled ‘Indradhanush’ at SBI Headquarters, Koti. The six-day camp commenced on September 16 and will conclude today. In the fourth edition of the camp, a total of 21 artists showcased their works.

“I did my BFA in Sri Potti Sriramulu Telugu University and MFA from Bengaluru University. My drawing teacher inspired me to get into this field. Basically, I was a sculptor and worked with rock, metal and wood. My works depicts the experiences of transportation in rural India,” said Sreenu Midatada.

Speaking about his work ‘Goddess Durga Maatha’ idol which he made by using scraps, he shared: “I did Durga Maatha idol to indicate the upcoming festival Dussehra. I have the habit of making my arts with waste material. I always think about how to convert waste materials into art forms. I took three days to make this Idol and I bought the necessary material from a scrap shop.”

Another budding artist, Sumedh Kumar, who hails from Hyderabad, made a beautiful Parijatha flower wall painting. “Parijatha flower is a symbol of love and we heard the story that the flower used to love the God Sun.

But they could not meet and be together and that’s why it falls down early in the morning. I want to tell the greatness of love through this art. I used to draw from my childhood; later my friends encouraged me to do it professionally,” he shared.

Gayathri Danturi, who showcased the two sides of female sex workers, said “I portrayed the problems of women by drawing the insects coupling. They work in Red Light areas to feed their family. Here in my art, I want to show their pain and that’s why I did it.”

Speaking at this occasion, R Radhakrishna, Circle Development Officer, SBI, said “We are conducting these type of shows from 2003. This year we came up with the Indradhanush Art Camp to promote the art and culture. Apart from banking activities we did many Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives like cultural, sports, health and tree plantation. In this camp, eight artists are of international repute.”

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