By: Suresh Jayaram
Works of veteran artist Surya Prakash persistently focus on looking at the natural world with intensity
Work on the same time on sky, water, branches, ground — keeping everything going on an equal basis… Don’t be afraid of putting on colour… Paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression,” said the famous impressionist artist Camille Pissarro in 1896.
The National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru, and the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, in collaboration with Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, are hosting a retrospective exhibition of eminent Hyderabad-based artist Surya Prakash, curated by Ashrafi Bhagat. The exhibits will be “a narrative about his artistic trajectory that has been marked with many defining moments in its development and spanning all major phases of his creative oeuvre”.
Indian abstraction was a divergent horizon, one stream flowed as “nature-based abstraction”; the other was