Thota Vaikuntam - exclusive collection
After the great success at India Art Fair, New Delhi 2019. Kalakriti Art Gallery is pleased to announce the preview of the exclusive early series of works by Hyderabad eminent artist, Thota Vaikuntam showcasing the range of collective drawings and charcoals from circa 1981-86 and sculpture cast at Bronze Age Sculpture Casting Foundry, London which is the new addition to his collection.
The name Thota Vaikuntam instantly conjures a vision of figures, mostly women, and man, in particular, is frequent subjects for his works clad in brilliantly hued garments grafted on to local tradition through his choice of subject and costume. His early series of works depicts everyone and everything from the village farmers, devadasis,utensils, pots, measuring scales and doors. The series reflects the various shades and ethos of rural India and is a revelation of the inspiration that he draws from life around him and the inspiration continued, as the art evolved. From still-life, charcoal drawing, portraiture to his abstract painting and sculptures would on view.
Born in Telangana’s Burugupalli, Vaikuntam has always been driven to his subjects close to his roots, his works subjects oncentrated on his immediate surroundings.Vaikuntam’s art has a sense of strength to it, a power that emanates from the paint or charcoal that he applies to the surface, from his controlled lines, and from the fine strokes that he executes.
The exhibition opens on Friday, 15th Feburary 2019, 7pm onwards and continues till 24thof this month at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad.