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Vennimalai

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About Artist

Most of my paintings are done with dry pastel on paste on board. The elements are derived at from objects in nature and I always try to show a crisp bright light shining on glossy or wet objects. Though my paintings...

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Most of my paintings are done with dry pastel on paste on board. The elements are derived at from objects in nature and I always try to show a crisp bright light shining on glossy or wet objects. Though my paintings are the direct result of my observation of nature, I try to create a surrealistic image on fantasy oriented space in which colorful elements float and glow. Elements like spiders and spider webs hold a great importance to me in my paintings. Spirituality, meditation and ashrams have given me a lot of insight into life and hence into myself. These are one of the important reasons for the way the paintings look and the direction of the themes. GYST OF MY PREVIOUS WORK The state of pleasure and the bliss, I experience when I am, painting cannot be expressed in earthy words of exclamations. I desire intensely to have their state of mind to be eternal, ever. And I consider painting to be the medium of searching myself in me. The way I mix the paints and the way I paint them is just an attempt to see myself in me. I do things which I like them at that moment. Let that be even the way I clean my room. There has really been a difference in the states of mind when I am painting and when I finish the art (When I feel satisfied). Indeed there is a difference. And I confess, my paintings is not mine, It’s just a communion between me and the paper at the instant. When I am admiring nature, I simply consider that, as my work. But nature is common to all. I too, travel myself in that common thing. I don’t claim the work. Overwhelming in a though, is just painting, so why should I paint? I want to trace the path I traveled in this journey. I want to record these traces. I used to paint whenever I am confident. Let that be a combination of happiness and joy or a feeling of anger and contempt. I have painted drawings in all my moods. When I paint something really, with determination and vigor, I can feel an immense satisfaction in me. When I am in distress and paint something the mystical journey I take, best over me with peace of mind and a new determination in me. But sometimes it trembler me a lot. Being in the journey with reality, I believe. Memories have sedimented as layer in my mind. When time favours the remembrances gets released from those sedimented layers. I see these remembrances along with the thought as the colours I mix. Yes, I see myself in union with those remembrances. These remembrances, mystical in nature, are just the images of dreams which get colours in my work. And the pleasure I attain makes me feel a motherly satisfaction. By comparing ‘Life’ with water(water is not colour that is transparency it is reflecting in and in depth, outside anything, that mean anything involved, that is explaining this is one of the philosophical point of view (philosophy is born in life traveling),life traveling also like a water traveling)and water bubble and nature, I have captured life in my colours. Everything here here has been taken up from nature. We have not done a thing. I want to say that, whatever be the case, if we attain the stage pf forgiving that is the ultimatum. With a deep insight into my thoughts, I’m travelling into them still deep and even deeper. This drawing of mine is focusing spider. Their persistence, “The perseverance with which they build their web, bringing out their own body fluid” have always attracted me. Everything here is blended with nature. Not only water, land, air, sky, fire, but … even ‘Circumstances’ are nature. Things that are sharper, the penetrating ray of light, watching everything from its brim have always attracted me. I search my past memories through my paintings. My paintings remain as a symbol making are remember the things I enjoyed while painting. I am fond of short and crisp words. Reading big and lengthy novels doesn’t please me. I compare the state of non-permanence with water bubbles. Having a deep insight into that painting brings back the pleasant memory, when the spilled oil on a tar road mixed with rain water and the scattered sunlight changed as a garland of colours. The happiness at all stages has a selfish happiness. The love my mother shows me gives her happiness. There is no happiness without any objective. Self happiness… …m.vennimalai



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  • About Artist

    Most of my paintings are done with dry pastel on paste on board. The elements are derived at from objects in nature and I always try to show a crisp bright light shining on glossy or wet objects. Though my paintings are the direct result of my observation of nature, I try to create a surrealistic image on fantasy oriented space in which colorful elements float and glow. Elements like spiders and spider webs hold a great importance to me in my paintings. Spirituality, meditation and ashrams have given me a lot of insight into life and hence into myself. These are one of the important reasons for the way the paintings look and the direction of the themes. GYST OF MY PREVIOUS WORK The state of pleasure and the bliss, I experience when I am, painting cannot be expressed in earthy words of exclamations. I desire intensely to have their state of mind to be eternal, ever. And I consider painting to be the medium of searching myself in me. The way I mix the paints and the way I paint them is just an attempt to see myself in me. I do things which I like them at that moment. Let that be even the way I clean my room. There has really been a difference in the states of mind when I am painting and when I finish the art (When I feel satisfied). Indeed there is a difference. And I confess, my paintings is not mine, It’s just a communion between me and the paper at the instant. When I am admiring nature, I simply consider that, as my work. But nature is common to all. I too, travel myself in that common thing. I don’t claim the work. Overwhelming in a though, is just painting, so why should I paint? I want to trace the path I traveled in this journey. I want to record these traces. I used to paint whenever I am confident. Let that be a combination of happiness and joy or a feeling of anger and contempt. I have painted drawings in all my moods. When I paint something really, with determination and vigor, I can feel an immense satisfaction in me. When I am in distress and paint something the mystical journey I take, best over me with peace of mind and a new determination in me. But sometimes it trembler me a lot. Being in the journey with reality, I believe. Memories have sedimented as layer in my mind. When time favours the remembrances gets released from those sedimented layers. I see these remembrances along with the thought as the colours I mix. Yes, I see myself in union with those remembrances. These remembrances, mystical in nature, are just the images of dreams which get colours in my work. And the pleasure I attain makes me feel a motherly satisfaction. By comparing ‘Life’ with water(water is not colour that is transparency it is reflecting in and in depth, outside anything, that mean anything involved, that is explaining this is one of the philosophical point of view (philosophy is born in life traveling),life traveling also like a water traveling)and water bubble and nature, I have captured life in my colours. Everything here here has been taken up from nature. We have not done a thing. I want to say that, whatever be the case, if we attain the stage pf forgiving that is the ultimatum. With a deep insight into my thoughts, I’m travelling into them still deep and even deeper. This drawing of mine is focusing spider. Their persistence, “The perseverance with which they build their web, bringing out their own body fluid” have always attracted me. Everything here is blended with nature. Not only water, land, air, sky, fire, but … even ‘Circumstances’ are nature. Things that are sharper, the penetrating ray of light, watching everything from its brim have always attracted me. I search my past memories through my paintings. My paintings remain as a symbol making are remember the things I enjoyed while painting. I am fond of short and crisp words. Reading big and lengthy novels doesn’t please me. I compare the state of non-permanence with water bubbles. Having a deep insight into that painting brings back the pleasant memory, when the spilled oil on a tar road mixed with rain water and the scattered sunlight changed as a garland of colours. The happiness at all stages has a selfish happiness. The love my mother shows me gives her happiness. There is no happiness without any objective. Self happiness… …m.vennimalai



  • Award & Recognition


    EXHIBITION PARTICIPATED
    : 2014-January 15th-22ndaksharcentre for hearing impaired children, vadodara and cymroza art gallery, mumbai ART EXHIBITION (this exhibition is a fund –raise to complete the construction of the building for the centre)
    2014- 29th march-11th April “DIVERGENT HORIZONS” at Lalit Kala Akademi, regional centre galleries, Chennai

    2012-feb 25th to march 5th –artnext show at lalithkalaakademi in New Delhi
    2003 – 2004 Regional Art Exhibition at the Gallery of TheLalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre, Chennai

    2002 Feb - LokmanyaTilak 16th India Art Exhibition at Pune.

    2002 “Working Artists Exhibition” at Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, Chennai.

    2002-2001, 2002-2003 ,2014 Annual Exhibition Tamil naduOviaNunkaliaKuzhu,
    Contemporary for Revival of the Primitive at Govt. College Of Fine Art, Chennai.

    2002 April – The 5th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints at Japan.

    21st Mini Print International Cadaques and Barcelona, Spain.

    2001-“44th National Exhibition of Art” at Lalit Kala Akademi at Ahmadabad.

    Solo Exhibition
    2012 march 1-march 9, at DakshinaChitra, Chennai

    20011 march 9th to19thVannaThaandavam (Riot of Colours) at
    Karnataka ChitrakalaParishath,Bangalore.

    2007 March 05th to 15th (Transformation) at Ayya art galleries, Chennai

    2005 Sept 30th – Oct 7th (Research) at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

    : 2003 August (Research-000) at Hotel Ambassador Pallava Chennai.

    Group exhibition :

    2017-november 17th to 19th
    AWAKEN THE SHAKTI in you.. at Artizen Art Gallery,new delhi
    2015-october 26th to nov-01-
    ‘A PASSAGE TO INDIA’ at the Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore

    2015-april 20th to 26th“ HARMONEY” (rendition by the millennium batch ),at
    lalitkalaakademi regional centre,chennai.

    2013 “ madras musings” at gallery veda, chennai

    2012-april-“Down South” Art WorldSarala’s Art Centre, Chennai

    2011-Oct“Symphony “A Journey in Art From East to South at Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.

    20011-feb-Renaissance galleries Bangalore.

    2009-junk art installation, At Assandas (international Tec Park), Chennai

    2008 “Srilanka-Tamil Ealam Relief fund” Exhibition at Lalitkalaakademi Chennai.

    2002 Dec-Contemporary Art Festival at Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai.

    2001”CHITRAVELI” Painting Exhibition at Virudhunagar.

    Camp :
    2016 Arunavasudev Charity camp at Cholamandlam art village, Chennai

    : 23-01-2012 to 29-01-2012 Regional Painters Cam,Lalit Kala Akademi , Regional Centre, Chennai
    : 2001 Art Camp “Gujarat Earth Quake Relief” at Pondicherry.

    Award : 2000 – 2001TamilnaduOviaNunkalaiKuzhu State Award.

    Photography
    Award : 2009 July, 3rd Prize at Chrome bug’s First Contest “Green”

    Grant : 2003 – 2004 Research Grant from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

    Collection : Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre, Chennai.
    TamilnaduOviaNunkalaiKuzhu,India and Abroad &
    Much Private collections.

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