'Memories & Reflections'- A Paintng Exhibition by Artist P.Rajasekhar
Memories & Reflections - An expression of Jamais Vu an exclusive art exhibition is being held at Marriott where the memories of the past are used to fill the canvas with colors. The paintings are a collection of Mr. P. Rajashekhar the famed painter. The collection is named "Memories & Reflections", depicting an expression of "Jamais Vu” which means being unfamiliar to a situation though it has been experienced earlier. Memories & Reflections reflects the painters imagination of the situation where he experiences' scenes where he thinks he has been in contact with the situations, it feels now and something different at all the time.
14 exclusive paintings (oil on canvas) are being presented in the show. These oil paintings show the lives of fishermen, their celebrations, culture and festivals. The painting exhibition gives the viewers to take an experience for a lifetime along with them.
"The lives of the fishermen predominantly fascinated me. That is the reason I took the subject for my paintings and added different thought process and so manifesting physically in the work", said Mr. P Rajashekhar, the imaginative painter.
Mr. Rajashekhar always loved painting. After spending 13 years in the field of animation he has come back to his first love painting.
Mr. Rajshekhar uses the sepia-like browning of the background in contrast of the bright and colorful foreground. It gives the viewer a stop-motion photographic frame effect and allows him to imagine the background dancing with never-ending changes.
Mr. Rajshekhar chose to observe and participate in the socio-cultural changes and give a feeling of Jamais Vu to the viewer. Though he has a long association with the fishermen and the Garaga performers, Mr. Rajshekhar chose to create visuals of these people drawing them from the depths of his memory. Hr tried reconstructing the emotional/vocal content along with stored components, involving elaborations, distortions and omissions.
Many prominent personalities and well known celebrities from the film Industry were also seen mesmerized by the paintings. "These paintings depict life and I am hypnotized by the depth of the images. The colors used for contrast have spellbound me", said one of the guest of the event
About Mr. Rajasekhar Pendhrthi
Artist Rajasekhar Pendurthi hails from Alamurus a small village on the eastern banks of the river Godavari. He spent his childhood there until he finished his high school. As a child, he felt his attention drawn towards painting and the visit to Damerla Rama Rao Art Gallery in Rajamundry only fortified his passion.
Unsurprisingly, his family too didn't consider that an artist could have a career. However, they left the decision to him and Rajasekhar ended up in joining in the 5 year BFA course in painting at Andhra University. Quite naturally, he progressed and joined Hyderabad Central University for MFA. After 2 semesters of MFA, he joined the prestigious National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, for studying his masters in Animation Film Design.
His art and creative streak took a turn and he ended up working in various fields of animation 2D, 3D and gaming, for 13 years. Throughout this tenure, he had a disquieting feeling as he was unable to dedicate a part of his time for painting. At this juncture, he met Dr. Naveen Indla in the form of a common friend. The acquaintance evolved into friendship bonded by their common interests in western philosophy, art and literature. Dr. Naveen encouraged and nurtured Rajasekhar's idea of entering the painting arena once again in a full-fledged way. Dr. Naveen walked the talk and became the investor for Memories & Reflections.
Studying at National institute of design gave Rajasekhar a different perspective as how to look at things. Before the Memories & Reflections began he actually visited these places to study.