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Art of the Week (Series 9) – Beneath the Open Sky – by Dr. Pramila Salian – Sep21

September 25 - October 2

Art of the Week (Series 9) – Beneath the Open Sky – by Dr. Pramila Salian – Sep21

Art Kanara Trust presents

Art of the Week (Series 9)
Beneath the Open Sky by Dr. Pramila Salian
25th Sep to 02nd Oct 2021

S Cube Art Gallery
Kodialguthu Center for Art & Culture,
G. G. Road,
Phone: +919480014812

Dr. Pramila Salian (Phd)
Artful Beginning.
Despite never having been formally taught art, I would regularly win painting competitions during school and college days. I was born in Mangalore in 1953 and was a student of Ladyhill Victoria Girls Highschool and University college, Mangalore. Later after graduation, I joined Wilson College, Mumbai, where I did research in animal physiology under bombay university and received doctorate in zoology while teaching. Soon after retirement in 2010 I picked up my brush and started painting up a storm.

I pursued my passion and one of my paintings caught the eye of no less than Sir Adi Jehangir, the owner of Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, in an exhibition at Artists’ Centre.

The vibrant youth and the colourful life of people around the multicultural city of south mumbai at one side and the fast and furious suburban life of the pulsating crowd at the other, fascinated me. My first expression came to life through a watercolor painting named ‘Faces and Phases’ which depicted the ‘paradigm shift’ in the ocean of unknown people in the universe. Also it conveyed that changes are constant, I painted an abstract form. My passion to express the emotions in the context of absolute non expression of the urban populace manifested in my artwork.

My sojourns to America, Europe and Singapore etc. opened my vision dates. Later in India my visit to the tribal areas of Bastar in Chhattisgarh inspired me to create and draw the kind of figures which were greatly appreciated. The series of paintings titled “Beneath the Open Sky” were exhibited in the first show held in Artists’ Centre, Mumbai. The second series was on cosmos titled ‘Matrix Demystified’. Eventually I held around ten solo shows at Art Entrance, Kalaghoda; David Sassoon Library ( titled “Elements” ) in Mumbai, Chitrakala Parishad in Bangalore; Dubai and London at Nehru Centre. The certificate of merit was awarded in 2018 by Artists’ Centre.

My series of “Elements” included ships and boats, water bodies and were displayed at various galleries like Artland, Global Art Fair Dubai.


September 25
October 2
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Kodialguthu Center for Art & Culture
S Cube Art Gallery, G. G. Road, Ballalbagh,
Mangalore, Karnataka India
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