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"Poetry in Stone: Scuplture by S.D.Hariprasad"
2006-01-15 until 2006-01-30
Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries
New Delhi, ,
An exhibition of sculptures ' Poetry in Stone' by S.D.Hariprasad -INDIA opened on Monday, January 15th at Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries in New Delhi. Hari Prasad has been practicing Art in Visakhapatnam, India. He won National Academy Award in 1998, Junior Fellowship in 2000-2001 and his work chosen for ARTiade | OLYMPICS OF VISUAL ART, Athens , Greece in 2004. He held solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions as well as sculpture symposiums in India . His works are in the collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi, Times of India. Many works are in public and private collections in India and abroad.
The gentle beauty of the expression in a single stone form --
surprisingly -- sort of sneaks up on you. Possibly this is because
you think you don't know what to expect. You have been beguiled
by images of assertive, wildly sculptural forms by run of the mill
sculptors all over the country, for so long that somehow you are
lulled into thinking you've already seen this.
Yet nothing quite prepares you for Hariprasad's ability to evoke
serene, evanescent qualities in the stone works that he unravels for
this show. The human form in stone is indeed a dynamic sculpture
in the cityscape, but it entices rather than asserts when Hari's
hands mould it. Perhaps this is why he was selected for ARTIADE
2004, at Athens where he presented a sculpture called `He'. My
works have always reflected the observations and assumptions of
the common Indian,' he says. `Globalisation has forced me to
compete with technically developed nations, but I am comfortable
with my technique. My work at ARTIADE was based the sad
incident of the Andhra farmers committing suicide. The challenging
and persistent nature of the Indian with his courageous looks, even
though he is in the middle of great struggle, that is what I wanted to
reflect,' says he.
The human in these works, is humble, he is passive and emotively
silent as if wanting to contemplate on his destiny. The sculptures
have a monumental strength about them, its lilting abstract
geometries flow seamlessly into one another, and its billowing fish,
hung from a shoulder, seems alternately to reflect and absorb the
changing natural light.
'He & She',
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