ChampaTree Art Gallery presents
Garland of Memories
Recent works featuring artists Keerti Pooja and Srinivas Pulagam.
Srinivas Pulagam’s works delve into the histories of ancient India and architectural elements of the temple structures of Hindu pantheons. The animals represented as the vehicles of the gods are central to his paintings and juxtaposed to the structures in multi-layered elements. Srinivas lets the animals in his work be revered similarly to the Gods, placing them on pedestals with worshiping devotees, focusing on the temple and its structure; whereas Keerti Pooja’s works revolve around people in the bazaars near the temples. Her fascination with their daily jobs makes her romanticize and depict delicate details of their hands enlarged to draw the viewer’s gaze to the people engaged in mundane chores. She chooses objects of the daily wagers and migrants, placing them in baskets as if to defy gravity, highlighting the fragrances of their delicate lives entangled in their busy livelihoods. She puts the spotlight on the markets that surround these places of worship, where men and women sitting around weave garlands for the Gods and auspicious events.
In a juxtaposition of histories, biographies, and in a continuum of traditions these artists with their own memories weave the garlands of imaginative worlds to construct visuals reflective of the suburban backgrounds and present-day practices. Both look at the marginalized, migrants, or overlooked elements and bring them to the forefront, enlarging and emphasizing them. Adding memories, histories, happiness, and hardships in a settled and ascetic manner. The serenity of the people and animals in crowded and isolated compositions adds multiple dimensions to the onlooker standing before it.
In Support of ARTS4ALL
On View till 25th September 2022
11am – 6pm (Closed on Mondays)
W 114 Greater Kailash 2, New Delhi-48
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