Painting is an extension of an emotion, an emotion spread out and about the spread of a canvas, a wall or well sometimes a whole ceiling. And if its a composition of nature then well really what better.
Eminent artist SuryaPrakash paints just that in his latest series aptly tilted Verdant Vistas. His vivid imagination of nature from his travels all over the world are captured in an abstract yet compelling manner on pieces of varied sizes and textures. While at short-sight the collection exhibits intense application of talent developed over 40 years, at far they appear to have a very surreal depth. As if the winds are blowing faintly over the tree crowns, of if a sudden disturbance would create a ripple on the serene placid reflections. Sometimes its a blast of color impending from the backdrop while sometimes its a reflection of the pretty cherry-blossoms on an ever dissapearing act. With the stage set, the acts of divine creation of nature are captured surreptiously on a 6’x6′, a 2’x2′ or a 3’x1, and many different permutations and combinations.
As with great art, it could only be truly appreciated in its true flesh and blood as against the virtual imagery. It certainly was a lovely experience for me and the husband, who found a fascination in the depths of the works. However here are some, but do find an opportunity to head down to the Arts House this weekend, to get a slice of natural imagery!
A Warning: My pictures here only give an idea and hardly do justice 😉