Published: 20th November 2019
Two students, an expo and a whole lotta art: Head to Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
Sreeja Kanumuru and Jeeshitha Konduru, friends and budding artists, had the chance to exhibit their work recently. We find out about their experience
It must be exciting to exhibit your art to the public for the first time. But we really wouldn't know, so we set out to ask Sreeja Kanumuru and Jeeshitha Konduru from Hyderabad who displayed their artwork at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, an art gallery in Bengaluru organised on November 21, 22 and 23. They are students of Hyderabad-based artist Venu Madhav Vodnala. We talk to the youngsters about their art, the exhibition and what they intend to do in the future.
Eight years and counting
Sreeja with her artwork | (Pic: Sreeja Kanumuru)
For the 17-year-old Sreeja Kanumuru, art is a continuous learning process. She has experimented with different mediums and techniques and likes to theme her paintings as close to nature as possible. Sreeja, who is a kuchipudi dancer and completed her rangapravesam recently, says, "I believe every art form is interlinked, so yes, at times, my dance inspires my art and vice versa." The student of PAGE Junior College who is pursuing MPC has been painting for eight years now and intends to pursue a Masters degree in Fine Arts. Talking about the exhibition she shares how she was there for the first two days, "And the fact that there were so many artists under one roof was very exciting."
In art, she trusts
Jeeshitha with her artwork | (Pic: Jeeshitha Konduru)
Jeeshitha Konduru, who is spontaneous when it comes to painting, exhibited her graphite realism work at the exhibition. "There were many other artists who were also exhibiting their work so I took the chance to walk around and interact with the artists," says the 17-year-old. Art for this youngster, who is pursuing MPC with Design from PAGE Junior College, helps relieves her from stress. "But I never really pursued art professionally, so I know I have a long way to go," says the youngster who wants to be an interior designer or a landscape artist, "as off now," she quickly adds and laughs, because she likes working with spaces.