Forum Art Gallery’s new show will start a conver-sation on nature and urbanisation
Memory, nature and the bovine come together to take centre stage at Recall, an exhibition of sculptures and paintings being hosted at the Forum Art Gallery from tomorrow. It showcases the recent works of sculptor Shivaramchary Y and painter Sayam Bharath Yadav. “Even a lay person, who may not understand the context, will enjoy it,” says Shalini Biswajit, director of the gallery. “They are two of the most promising artists from Hyderabad. Inspired by their past, their works have a lot of depth and character, and complement each other,” she adds.
Yadav’s paintings are inspired by the bovine—animals he grew up interacting with as a child. In acrylic, charcoal and gold leaf, the bulls and buffaloes come to life amidst an urban landscape. “My works are an expression of my feelings, but a social commentary, too. Hyderabad used to be such a green city; now it’s all concrete and pollution. The bovine in the city reflects this change,” says the 36-year-old, who wants people to think about this reality and about where we are headed from here.
Shivaramchary’s works, on the other hand, are more abstract and figurative. He draws inspiration from nature and says much of his exhibited work were inspired by a trip he took in 2012—where he travelled all across the South with a mobile sculpture studio. “We can be joyful only when in tandem with nature, something people are forgetting,” explains the 35-year-old who has brought down works in bronze and wood, along with three in fibreglass, to show the contrast between natural and artificial materials, and why we must embrace the natural.
Till November 8, from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. Details: 42115596
—Surya Praphulla Kumar