Umapathy Muthukrishnan explores the completely different sides of human feelings by means of a Surrealist lens
Towards earthy shades of purple, brown and purple-grey, three or perhaps extra faces appear to merge. The figures, some black and white, and others in color, have taken type on the centre the place the background colors meet. They seize feelings by means of a surrealist lens.
Titled The Portrait, the work suggests that there’s extra to a portrait than a single, simple perspective.
Chennai-based artist and filmmaker Umapathy Muthukrishnan explores the completely different sides of human feelings in a sequence of his works that have been on show at OnArtFair, a digital artwork truthful, hosted by mojoarto.com, final weekend.
By means of a mixture of abstraction and realism — each genres demarcated by Umapathy’s use of black-and-white and hues — he makes an attempt to delve into the complexity of the thoughts.
A graduate of the Authorities School of Nice Arts, Egmore, Umapathy, for the longest time, had been engaged on an order-basis. It was in December 2019, that he determined to flesh out his concepts about greyscale and color. “I really like to focus on people, as a result of people possess a depth when it comes to emotions,” he says. Different parts like animals, birds or objects, are seen surrounding this central, typically summary topic.
Umapathy, who has additionally dabbled in numerous fields like promoting and writing, is especially keen on drawing the human physique: he tends to focus on the eyes and pores and skin textures of his topics. “I consider that black-and-white as a gradient brings out feelings higher than colors. While you shut your eyes and picture one thing, you’re more likely to see it in black and white,” he explains.
In one in all his works, a staircase in gray results in a window past that are vibrant buildings. On the window sill is a chicken marking actuality from creativeness. His inventive type is characterised by distorted figures with sharp strains which additionally sign the distinction between actuality and creativeness.