2 February 2024/
TRILLIUM – WHORLS OF THREE – EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS OF EMINENT ARTISTS OF KERALA AT JEHANGIR ART GALLERY
Prestigious JEHANGIR ART GALLERY presented TRILLIUM – whorls of three, an exhibition of Paintings of eminent artists Murali Nagapuzha, Ramesh K Kannan and Mahesh Maroli at Auditorium Hall, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai from 16 January 2024.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. PARVEZ DAMANIA, Art Connoisseur and businessman from Mumbai. Many art lovers and artists attended the Show and appreciated decades-long artistic journey and the evolutions of the famous artists of Kerala.
Eminent contemporary artist Murali Nagapuzha exhibited his recent creative experiments of “still-life like compositions rendering his art lexicon quite unlike a botanical illustration or a still life or strict photorealism”, as remarked by the renowned art critic Sushma Sabnis from Mumbai.
“Nature is a predominant theme in my paintings. I come from a village in Kerala where life is about small things, the butterfly and the cows, children playing hide and seek and going fishing. It is the simplicity of village life which I have tried to capture,” says artist Murali Nagapuzha, Internationally acclaimed artist who is the recipient of prestigious National Fellowship from the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India.
Murali Nagapuzha has received many awards including the Lalit Kala Akademi Award, Raja Ravi Varma Birth Centenary Award and a grant from Jackson Pollock Krasner.
Murali Nagapuzha is a self-taught artist who has been critically acclaimed and received recognition internationally portraying realistic, picturesque and nostalgic memories blending many facets of man and nature.
Veteran artist Ramesh K Kannan who blends the mystical classicism of traditional Theyyam of North Malabar with his distinctive visual styles, exhibited his recent works. Renowned artist and entrepreneur Mahesh Maroli from Kerala who participated in many painting camps and exhibitions also showcased his recent exquisite art works at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Photos credit: Murali Nagapuzha