Tale of Two Cities at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad
The title of this exhibition Tale of two cities stems from the six participating artists, four being from the city of pearls and two from the pink city. Hyderabad and Jaipur have a great history, and are amongst the important cities in India. Both the cities are old and historical with a flavour of harmony, integrity, food habits, culture, architecture and colour which reflects on the works of the artists.
About the Artists
Born in 1951, Anjani Reddy is considered a doyen amongst the Hyderabad artists. She graduated in Painting at the College of Fine Arts and Architecture (now JNAFAU), Hyderabad, and has numerous accolades to her credit including the AIFACS Award, New Delhi in 1997. Since 1977, Anjani has held several group and solo shows of her works across India and in UK, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Germany & Sweden. Anjani's blend of images, design and tones lets her bring out graceful female figures, amidst lush, natural, environments. Anjani's compositions often seem to have elements from fantasy and just pure imagination. The artist spent twenty-five years teaching at her alma mater, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University. She is now retired and devotes her time to painting.
Srinivas Reddy obtained his Diploma in Sculpture from the College of Fine Arts, JNTU (now JNAFAU), Hyderabad followed by a Post Diploma in the same at Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University of Baroda. He is the recipient of Junior Fellowship by the Government of India, and National Award by Lalit Kala Academy. He has successfully exhibited his works in many galleries in India and abroad over the last two decades. The stylised human heads by Srinivas Reddy focus on a very different visual language.