Stunning Art Display by Students at Chitrakala Parishath

Bangalore, 13th March, 2023: Stonehill International School’s Grade 12 Visual Arts students exhibited their eclectic collection of work at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath on the 9th and 10th of March 2023. For the past one and a half years, these talented artists have worked on perfecting their art, putting together their curatorial statements and working on display techniques.

Visitors to the exhibition were inspired by the students’ work. This year’s exhibition was titled, ‘The Three Fates’, derived from Greek Mythology. The artists worked on a wide range of media which included painting, drawing, digital work, woodwork, and photography.

Hugo examined the metaphorical meaning of art. In his words, “most people perceive furniture as solely serving a functional purpose. It is used to support various human activities such as sitting, eating, storing items, working, and sleeping. However, my art work aims to challenge the above mentioned notion and force viewers to think beyond their preconceived notions of the functionality of furniture. This collection of work is meant to be a metaphor of human society and explores how furniture can be thought provoking and can take on a whole new meaning. My work is inspired by the works of Van Gogh, Garrett Rietveld and Allen Jones.”

Lila’s body of work is a reflection on the different aspects of human existence. “A reflection on how our subconscious and our emotions manifest into our lives. I examined the role of art in our everyday lives and I explored the issue of consumerism and the negative effects it has on both our environment and our lives. My art also talks about our perception of success in the corporate world contrasted with the simple mundane moments of intimacy which make us human. My art style is Pop Art which incidentally is from the same time period that consumerism in food culture began to take rise in America.”

Vanessa’s art focused heavily on the horrors of the human mind; horrors relating to the extremely isolating and stigmatised nature of mental illnesses, and its impact on our worldview, identities and relationships. She feels, “This subject was realised through my own personal experiences, as well as through further research for my comparative study which focused on portrayals of extreme states of mind—all of which culminated in my objective to depict specific struggles that are often spoken of less than the topic of mental health as a whole, and are often not as easy to digest and comprehend.”

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