Hailing from different parts of Goa, three artists – Inacio Alvares, Joseph Febian Franco and Arnesto Borges – have come together to exhibit their artwork at Kala Academy. What is different about this exhibition is that each artist has used a different medium and technique to express various elements of everyday life.
Inacio who has been painting for last 20 years, has tried to focus on stories of Goa for this exhibition. He felt a need to preserve or conserve the various cultural aspects of Goa that are slowly fading away. “Earlier in Goa you would notice people using stone grinders to grind the masalas but today with the mixer and other electronic gadgets have replaced them. Similarly, you cannot find many toddy tappers and this has made me wonder if the coming generation would know about these things. As an attempt to conserve these cultural aspects through the medium of painting I have themed my artwork on the traditions of Goa,” says Inacio who has about 14 paintings up at the exhibition.
Calangute-based Joseph has over the years been practicing etching. Speaking about this technique he says: “It’s not easy to do etching. You require a proper studio and the right kind of paints and equipments. The department of Art and Culture has given a studio for artists which they can utilise for their work. For many years I have been working with themes like nature, animal etc but this time I thought of exploring what’s underwater. You will find underwater stories portrayed through the medium of print making at the exhibition.”
On the other hand, doing away with the usual canvas, Arnesto has given a pebble a new life, as seen at the exhibition. “Yes! I have used the pebble as my canvas. Pebble art is not very popular in Goa. I thought of this art when I used to go by the river side and see the pebbles in various shapes and sizes; and realised they made perfect surfaces to draw a landscape. After I was successful at one try, I realised that there was so much one can do with pebbles,” says graphic designer by profession, Arnesto. The stone art is his own initiative and he intends to give paintings a new look from a different perspective.
The three artists have through their individual styles, brought out everyday sights and things that we generally take for granted, and immortalised them in their art. To catch a glimpse of the lifestyles that are fading away, head to the Kala Academy’s Art Gallery.
(The inauguration will at 4.30 p.m. at the hands of deputy speaker of Goa legislative Assembly, Michael Lobo and will be open for the public viewing from January 25 to January 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Kala Academy, Panaji.)
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