Sculptors and paintings by Artist Hemalatha
CONCEPT NOTE - HEMALATHA
I desire to bring SCULPTURES into reality an object which expresses our dreams, aspirations and which is a part of ourselves. I merely in my own way continuing this tradition of Frontal & Three-dimension Sculptures. I delicately drawn peacocks with enamel on welded copper, and a variety of playful Ganesa sculptures with splashes of riotous color in enamel. Common themes run across the metal works, from the mythological to abstract renderings of animal and bird forms, evocative human figures as well as masks inspired by African tribal Art. I draw my inspiration from concepts found in nature, birds and various elements in Hindu mythology. It is my passion to create sculptures in a contemporary mode. It’s my zeal to bring out historical significance in each piece and to contextualize ideas from classical narratives within the framework of my personal experience and understanding. It is for the beholder to judge whether I have indeed created a body of work which is both impressive in its presentation and significant in the message that I seek to convey.
My Paintings are an extension of my visual vocabulary and repertoire from my sculptures. The composition is dense with intense flowing curvilinear lines that create an effect of ceaseless dynamism and movement. The manifest energy is kinetic with fluid forms as its saliency. The colours are equally brilliant and dissonant, yet result in creating effervescent visual effects. My paintings reveal an inherent restlessness that is curbed in my sculptural forms but manifest unduly in my painted canvases. I have created the Painting in different angles like shapes of thoughts, appearance, images, structures, tele shapes with great feelings, sentiments and Mythological Series. I have not only exposed the Texture on the topic of Humanity but also have created the images in a different style by new materials in a different angle and have proven my ability.
METAL REPOUSSE RELIEFS
Metal repousse reliefs mark the highpoint of my artistic career. The meticulous details, surface textures and clean and precise forms stand testimony to my perfection of skills in this medium as well as to my visualization. The works evoke a sensuous feel because of my extensive use of curvilinear elements that simultaneously provoke dynamism of movement. The oxidization of the metal result in black highlights that further enriches the metal surface. In the repousse reliefs the spatial manipulation is limited, which in its judicious placement provides focus to the subject manner – Ganesha with Gopies, Krishna, kalinganadha, Hanuman, Shiva, Peacock, Christ etc.