Flora Artwork Gallery in Kerala capital is exhibiting works by artists George and Krishna Kumar
Artist George Fernandez from Thiruvananthapuram has ushered within the New Yr with a tribute to artwork. The artwork teacher opened an artwork gallery at his Flora Institute of Arts and Crafts at Oottukuzhy in Kerala capital. “The gallery, which part of my residence, includes two sections. I keep on my own right here and the previous home has a lot of house that was not getting used. Therefore I wished to transform that into an artwork gallery,” he says.
Presently, Flora Artwork Gallery is exhibiting works by himself and his artist-friend Krishna Kumar. Over 55 works in acrylic are a part of the exhibition that includes a blended theme. Other than a variety of summary works, there are nature work and works on non secular and mythological figures akin to Gautama Buddha, Lord Krishna, Lord Ganesha, Mary and Jesus. There are additionally a number of work achieved within the Japanese fashion just like the one on a lotus. “My nature work are a continuation of an exhibition collection on the theme of air pollution of nature I had held final 12 months,” says George.
One of many works depicts cranes flying by a miasma of ashen, acrid smoke, whereas three work on air pollution of water name consideration to contamination of water sources and the necessity to preserve water our bodies. The ‘Rajasthani work’ present sketches of people life as seen within the north-western State.
A few of Krishna Kumar’s “semi-abstract” nature work present a close-up of vignettes of nature, maybe greatest represented within the ‘leaf’ work on show. These are in marked and meditative distinction to his panorama works. One other one within the nature collection is a vivid close-up of a multi-hued butterfly wing. Amidst the works on nature is a big portrait of Gautama Buddha in a meditative trance.
The artwork gallery occupies two rooms of his nearly 75-year-old, single-storied residence, Eden, that provides a cool, verdant retreat. A wide range of flora, specifically, ferns, begonias, anthurium and orchid make up the leafy porch, whereas the 4 white-painted partitions of the primary corridor of George’s abode showcase a set of artwork and craft works achieved since 1989.
George lately organised an internet exhibition of his hand-made floral artworks, which was on until Christmas. “Particulars and pictures of works, 30 in whole, have been posted on my Fb web page. It mainly featured works on flowers and floral preparations, like artistically designed bouquets,” he factors out. Craftworks on show included hand-made replicas of Poinsettias, roses, anthurium, lilies and orchids.
George says he carefully “studied” real-life flora for his works. “The floral works have been customary out of satin, velvet and polyester. These are starched and thoroughly reduce to the required styles and sizes and glued collectively,” he explains.
Having organised quite a few solo exhibitions earlier than, George says conducting an internet exhibition was a novel expertise for him. “I really feel it was not really easy for artwork lovers right here to just accept such an association. However given the pandemic, the set-up was useful,” the artist says, including that he spent the lockdown interval largely experimenting with new kinds and methods on flower artwork.
George, who has been educating arts and craft since 1989, says he paused his courses on the institute because the lockdown got here into impact, whereas later shifting to on-line tutorials through video-conferencing app Zoom. “There was about seven college students, all Malayalis, and largely from locations like Dubai and the UK. In order that approach, it had a wider attain. I really feel it it’s a good association. I now take 4 classes per week,” he says.
Flora Artwork Gallery was inaugurated by littérateur George Onakkoor.