“I feel I get higher,” laughs Dr V Ramankutty, taking a look at his acrylic work on canvas. “Portray on canvas has all the time been a problem in comparison with paper. I like to experiment and it normally works higher on paper than canvas,” says the veteran medical professional-turned-artist-researcher, at his ongoing exhibition, Promise to Hold, on the Muse Artwork Gallery.
Director of Analysis at Amala Most cancers Analysis Centre, Thrissur, Ramankutty has displayed over 35 summary work each on paper and canvas within the gallery. On a board within the gallery he wrote: ‘Summary artwork is the music of the soul. Music ought to set you free, invite you to bop to the rhythm of the universe. Equally, summary artwork is a visible celebration, a dance to the rhythm of the everlasting in you which of them finds its expression within the pulse of the universe…’
‘Tree of Life’, a piece by Dr V Ramankutty | Picture Credit score: Particular Association
“The method of making a murals excites me. It’s an unplanned train. Because it progresses, I add layers in numerous steps till I arrive at a kind or which means, Ramankutty explains. “There is no such thing as a message in any work. I’m simply making an attempt to arrange shapes, colours and types.”
a great deal of colours
One will get mesmerized by his use of colours in stunning combos. The work go away an affect on you with their easy use of shade at the same time as you attempt to decipher the which means. “It is like an outflow. I do not know the way it occurs.”
As we wonder if he has included pictures of cells – microscopic and macroscopic – and human organs and types in a few of the works, he says: “It could be due to my medical background. However it’s not intentional. ” There are additionally summary references to nature and panorama.
He has been portray since childhood. “My father (former Kerala Chief Minister C Achutha Menon) claimed that he used to color, though I’ve by no means seen him accomplish that! There have been a couple of artists in his household like his brother Gopu Menon. After I began portray too, it got here as no shock. Nonetheless, my creative pursuits weren’t inspired a lot as research have been my precedence.”
Books opened up the world of artwork to him, because of his instructor and mentor late Dr CR Soman, famend nutritionist and public well being activist. “An incredible connoisseur of artwork, he saved an unlimited assortment of books on artwork. One in all them was a 20 quantity sequence, twentieth century masters, I taught myself with this assortment, particularly concerning the summary fashion. I fell in love with the work of nice folks like Paul Klee and Wassily Kandersky. I used to be questioning how somebody might make one thing like this!”
There was a time when he had determined to cowl all the things. “As soon as I turned engaged in my occupation (he was a pediatrician and later centered on public well being and social medication) I puzzled why I ought to proceed portray. Learn a ebook on portray. The creator, a lady, wrote why a non-professional artist ought to proceed to color. She believed that when you hold doing it, a time will come when your work can be appreciated . She was an inspiration. Thus, over time, artwork turned a method for him to be “with himself”. It does what meditation or prayer do for others.”
‘Life Kinds’, a piece by Dr V Ramankutty | picture credit score: particular association
Most of his work are in acrylic. “It has a special syntax than watercolor or oil. After I determined to make use of acrylics, many fellow artists and artwork lovers discouraged me. I wished to see why they did and that is when I discovered David Bought superior acrylic works from masters like Hockney.
Along with works in ink and reprints of his earlier works, a set of digital drawings performed on the iPad are displayed.
Digital pictures by Dr V Ramankutty | Picture Credit score: Particular Association
Having held solo and group exhibitions, Ramankutty says 2013 was a particular one on the Jehangir Artwork Gallery. “My work was displayed together with stalwarts like NKP Muthukoya, Okay Damodaran, Prem Singh, Sasikumar. As a viewer, I’m fascinated by trendy artwork. There’s a appeal in what they make. ,
The exhibition is on the museum, close to Althra Junction, till 28 November. Timings: 10.30 am to 11.30 pm.