Dasara evokes a way of nostalgia for artists; we caught up with Madhukar Mucharla, Komakula Rajashekar, Debabrata Biswas, Sumanto Chowdhary, and Madhumita Das as they share their renditions of the festive season
Art in leather-based
Madhukar Mucharla’s Durga portrait is straight from the center. Currently on his residency at Chippa Sudhakar’s studio, the artist is impressed by the story of a migrant employee from Parigi in Vikarabad district of Telangana. “Reverse migration amongst staff is a tragic actuality,” he says.
Having used leather-based to spotlight the lack of occupation among the many migrant labour power, Madhukar elaborates “Making leather-based merchandise is a supply of livelihood for the Madiga neighborhood. The intricately stitched paintings is a symbolic illustration of the work and hometown.”
Adding that he noticed his father toil in leather-based making, he shares, “The one and a half ft portrait carved out of leather-based is modelled within the type of a village goddess — large eyes, nostril rings, ear studs and head gear embellished with layers of flowers.”
Dasara evokes a way of nostalgia for artist Komakula Rajashekar who did his MFA in Kolkata. “It was fascinating to see how folks plan and put together for the pandals three months previous to the pageant,” he remarks.
A printmaker who additionally likes to sketch, Rajashekar’s work on a acid-free mount board displays divinity. With a watch for element and complex patterns on the crown and ornaments, Rajashekar has used a mixture of acrylics and watercolours to create Durga in a up to date type.
Interestingly, the artist who typically sketches a Ganesha throughout Vinayaka Chavithi celebrations has tried a Durga type. “I maintain my Ganesha sketch through the puja and later body it. The Durga sketch is for my recollections and to maintain the pageant spirit excessive.”
If there’s one factor that artist Debabrata Biswas desires to overlook it’s the human distress of COVID-19. “My canvas is for hope,” says the artist who hails from Jamshedpur and has lived in Hyderabad for 21 years now.
The artist combines artwork and deep devotion to create two artworks — one representing the goddess’ face and the opposite symbolic of the enjoyment felt through the chanting and aarti throughout a Durga pooja.
The acrylic canvas depicts symbolic components of Shakti — dhaak, trishul, lotus and the demon. “The pageant spreads happiness and stands for humanity and equality in entrance of the goddess,” says the artist including it’s a new starting. “The goddess leads us from the entrance asking us to overlook the previous and make a recent begin.”
A cubist strategy
Navaratri at Sumanto Chowdhary’s home comes 10 months early, when the artist begins to plan a singular Durga idol.
After utilizing steel craft, wooden, reverse portray on acrylic sheets as mediums, this 12 months the artist has opted for blended media on wooden.”
Durga with a cubist strategy is an emblem of energy and enthusiasm. She is elegant in look, but beholds devotees with blessings. The goddess right here is ‘Celebrated a constructive approach, in geometric varieties. Her martial and regal varieties evoke awe,” he says of his paintings.
The first step in creating the four-feet-tall idol was to assemble 28 items of wooden; he then carved out out patterns, fastened them with glue after which painted it.
“The large work wanted a whole lot of detailing and planning,” he says. Sumanto has additionally created a drawing depicting how one can use the goddess’ weapons of self-discipline, service, prayer, cheerfulness and prayer to slay the demons of negativity, pessimism, greed and concern.
With a specialisation in sculpture, portray and printmaking, artist Madhumita Das (spouse of artist Sumanto Chowdhary) gave a brand new dimension to wood items at residence. “I didn’t change the form however simply organized them to create a type,” she shares.
With a prayer for the pandemic to finish, the Ashtabhuja goddess or ‘the one with eight limbs’ is depicted carrying her weapons to guard the nice and destroy evil.