- Elancheziyan S
Marking direction as a sign and the essence of wisdom not taking itself as a giant life and hence different the elephant is traveling along with my return migration overcoming the perplexing new obstacles that rise in its path.
Life opens itself as the moment that becomes an opening of death, as the desire to retain the whole life cycle inside itself.
Getting better of the fears that rise within oneself, losing relationships, the unending nights of solitude the deep darkness of the midnight surrounds and the lament for the ancestry solidifies and gives hope to cross the endless paths every day.
Relationships get strengthened only because our traditional knowledge stands by us in these races where muddled paths run faster than us.
I undertake the method of opening up a conversation with the viewers on these lived realities by juxtaposing the suffering souls despair over Meta narratives and retaining them as the inner vision in my paintings.
I feel that it’s critical to understand the destructive objective condition not as a response to the objective-subjective binary but as the detail of the inner life. To move away from the direct visual that art training and skill creates: to move from the very obvious banal to the pulsing inner feeling.
Following steadfast my training in Indian meta traditional art I place the lifeline of the biosphere of our great land, the elephant which faces the facts of the present day reality in flesh and blood as an alternate pose to depict the ruins that the conflicts and crisis our soul is leaving.
Educational Qualifications :
2015-2017 MFA Painting (College of Art, New Delhi) 2000-2005 BFA Painting (College of Fine Arts, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu) Important Camps and Residency 2018- Participated in Art Residency, Agastya International foundation, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh 2017 – Participated in Piramal art residency, Thane, Mumbai 2017 – Participated National Printmaking workshop for Students, R.R.Cllege of Fine Art, Kerala 2017 – Participated Pune Biennale, Pune 2016 – Participated kochi-muziri student biennale, kochi 2016 – Participated in “Manushi” National Workshop – National Book Trust, New Delhi 2014 - Participated in National Miniature Painting camp Shimla - Conducted by Lalith kala academy. 2013 - Participated Indian Traditional Painting Awareness Camp Sithanavasal –(T.N Tourism Dept) 2012 - Participated Environmental Awareness Painting Camp and - Vembar, Tuticorin. 2011 - Participated at Alliance for Advanced Research & Development Initiative (AARDI), Orissa 2005 - Participated in Painting Camp about Amaravathi composition and Chola Bronzes in Government Museum, Chennai –(COFA-Chennai) Important Exhibitions: 2019 – “Celebration” Art4All Gallery, New Delhi 2019 – “To Immerse Yourself In” Anant Art, Taj Palace, New Delhi 2019 - “Parables and Paradoxes” Apparao Galleries and Anant Art with The Lodhi, New Delhi 2018 – “ Babur ki Gai” Group Exhibition, Latitude28 and Artdisrict XIII, New Delhi 2018 – “Across the Seas” Group Exhibition, Inko centre, Chennai 2018 – Exhibited Painting Gwanghwamun International Art Festival, Seoul, South korea 2017 – “Where Man Ends, Hunan Begins” 2017 – ‘The Caboodle’ Annual Art Exhibition – Arts for All, New Delhi 2017- 64 th Annual Art Exhibition, College of Art, New Delhi 2017 - Emami chisel art annual exhibition 2017, Kolkata, West Bengal 2017 – Exhibited Panintings and Released Calender, National Book trust of India, World Book Fair, New Delhi 2016 - 63 rd Annual Art exhibition, College of Arts, New Delhi 2014 - Group Show for Miniature Painting Exhibition, Lalith kala Academy, Gaiety Theatre, Shimla 2013 - Group Show for Indian Traditional Painting Awareness Exhibition, Pudukottai, TN (Tourism Dept) 2011 - Group Show for Alliance for Advanced Research & Development Initiative (AARDI), Orissa Award and Collection 2018 – State Award (Nunkalai) Tamil nadu 2018 - South zone Gold medal for Painting, Prafulla dahanukar art foundation, Bangalore 2017- Prafulla dahanukar art foundation (City level) 2016- Collection of my Work for Reserve Bank of India Art Competition –New Delhi 2011- First Prize VA-VO 2011 International Expo & Coference on Renewable Energy – Chennai