Padma Shri Jagdish Mittal inaugurated the Art Exhibition – ‘ARTIST CHINNA & HIS FRIENDS’ at the Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad recently.
Chinna Venkat Rao Rekamdar is a member of the Surabhi Theatre family. This exceptional theatre company performing on stage for the last 128 years is back from France (Passages Festival, Metz, and 104 cultural centre, Paris) where they had a tremendous success. An article in famous newspaper Le Monde and many other press cuttings talked of the mastery of illusion created by Surabhi. Even Mrs Aurélie Filipetti, French Minister for Culture, witnessed a Surabhi play on May 11.
Alliance Française supported this theatre family (Sri Venkateswara Natya Mandali) on the occasion of their first performance abroad. Forty three members of the same family performed in France, and Chinna is one of them. He is a fine artist, printmaker, and we found it more than relevant to organize an exhibition of his works, along with some of his friends artists, after his trip to France.
Chinna Venkat Rao Rekamdar : Chinna was born and brought up in the Sri Venkateswara Natya Mandali Surabhi theatre. The theatre performer’s life, on stage and off-stage, is the main theme of his works, in all kinds of prints. Chinna got his MFA from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan…
Pankaj Damodar Borkar: Pankaj Borkar completed his MFA from Santiniketan. He uses some old techniques for creating new age artworks. His paintings seem to be screaming for pure air to breathe, for some space to life…
Aravind Kumar A: Aravind studied at the Hyderabad Central University (MFA in printmaking). Born in a small village of Andhra Pradesh, he is inspired by surrealism and the bidi makers of his native place.
Goutam Pal: Goutam did his MFA in Santiniketan, for which he had got a merit scholarship. His work is a kind of survey where his role is that of a witness and an event watcher.
Ch. Gandhi: Gandhi has studied at the Central University of Hyderabad. He is from a beautiful and peaceful village. When he moved to the city, he felt very irritated. His works are the reflection of this uneasiness in the city.
On view till : 31st August, during opening hours
Venue : Alliance Française of Hyderabad, Plot No. 4, Aurora Colony, Road No. 3 Banjara Hills