By Siddhi Jain
January 12, 2021 (IANSlife) Hailing from a small village in the Suryapet district of Telangana, Anjaneyulu’s artistic practice takes shape through his countless experiences as a young boy growing up in a rural setting.
The use of objects-still life is fundamental to Anjaneyulu’s oeuvre. Focusing on objects of everyday use, commonly found in small towns and villages, the artist uses hyper-realism to capture the essence of the mundane and give them an iconic status.
The artist isolates the objects in his works that are often placed against a flat wall with a sharp shadow that adjoins it, adding depth to his paintings. In this show, captured in great detail and with precision are simple objects, a tape recorder, an onion basket, tea kettles and more which are perceived independently of their surroundings.
“Oh the poignancy of instruments that once turned, twisted and screamed but are now deaf dumb lame and mute. There is something fresh about decay. It’s happening right now. Just like about memories. We are making them up right now. Should we collate, catalogue and document them. May be yes we should," says Anjaneyulu G.
The artist creates a sense of timelessness around the objects that are associated with his memories that tie him to his roots. Through an exploration of Anjaneyulu’s personal memories and intellect, we attempt to dive deep into the myriad stories that are told by each of his objects, creating an archive of stories.
Anjaneyulu G's solo show titled 'Museum of Memories' is on view at Art Alive Gallery, Delhi, from January 20 to February 20. The show will be available on www.artalivegallery.com gallery for viewing online.
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