Group art exhibitions have a unique vibe to them. ‘Outside the Window’, an ongoing art exhibition at Museum Auditorium in Thiruvananthapuram, has practically 100 works of six artists, a part of an art collective, Colourbees.

Formed over a 12 months in the past, Dipu Kalliyoor, Seema CR, Anila V, Suma SM, Nisha Anu and Nithin Thulaseedharan make up the Colourbees. “We all work in totally different fields and it was art that introduced us collectively. We used to fulfill on the second Saturday of each month at a specific location to color. Some of these works have been showcased right here together with different work,” says Dipu, a media skilled.

While Suma, Anila and Nithin are former college students of Government College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram, the different three are self-taught artists. Most of the works are in acrylic.

A work by Suma SM

A piece by Suma SM

“The finest a part of being in an art collective is that one will get impressed to maintain portray. We named the exhibition ‘Outside the Window’ because it captures our totally different perspectives,” says Suma, design lead with Capgemini in Bengaluru.

She has exhibited 18 works on themes akin to freedom, ladies, surroundings and homecoming. “I preserve wishing to get out of the concrete jungle in Bengaluru and come house to Attingal in Thiruvananthapuram. It is a dream to stay amidst the greenery,” says Suma. A stand-out work is the one in which she has tried to seize every and each metropolis and city she has travelled to or lived in. “It is my wall of fame,” she provides.

Painting by Anila V

Painting by Anila V

Anila is Suma’s classmate from school and is now a UI UX designer with TCS. Close to her coronary heart is a portray devoted to the LGBTQ neighborhood. A kite in the colors of the rainblow flag of the neighborhood is all set to fly excessive. Anila says: “It stands for all these folks from the neighborhood who had been expelled from their households once they determined to come back out as a trans individual. I plan to do extra work on that subject.” Also in her assortment is a collection that encourages folks to have religion in themselves and flourish. “I bought the concept from an exercise we did in workplace. We all can evolve and that’s in our personal palms,” she avers.

Nithin Thulaseedharan's painting

Nithin Thulaseedharan’s portray

Nithin, working with the inventive wing of an MNC in Bengaluru, says that he has been lacking working with the brush for a very long time. “It has been all about pc and graphic instruments all these years and I used to be on the lookout for an alternative to attract with my hand. It lastly occurred after I got here right down to Thiruvananthapuram throughout the lockdown and turned part of Colourbees, due to Suma, a former colleague.”

Although he likes to do oil portray, Nithin says the staff at Colourbees inspired him to strive acrylic as properly. “I’m a feminist and respect that idea. So I attempt to embrace extra female characters and figures in my works,” says Nithin.

A painting by Seema CR

A portray by Seema CR

Seema has over three many years of expertise behind her. The Kochi-based freelance artist has been doing business art work, particularly wall art and work for eating places and lodges.

“I turned part of Colourbees by means of Anila, my buddy. For me, art was a studying instrument to show my daughters, Panchami S and Padmini S, who’re house schooled,” says Seema, a facilitator at the arts session for youngsters at the Kochi Biennale since 2016.

The artist says that it is very important develop one’s personal fashion of labor. “I like summary work and additionally enjoying with geometrical patterns,” she provides, making particular point out of ‘Limelight’, an summary portray that has a stupendous layering and mixing of colors. “This work got here in my dream and it was a wrestle to place it on the canvas. There is one other portray in which I’ve put myself into it. In such instances a communication develops between me and the work. It is left to the viewer to interpret it,” she provides.

A work by Dipu Kalliyoor

A piece by Dipu Kalliyoor

Dipu says that he developed his art in the final 15 years as a journalist. “I’ve picked up sure elements from the artists I’ve interacted with over these years. Now I’m impressed to color extra works in the firm of the artists at Colourbees,” he says. Some of the work are primarily based on occasions that made information, like that of trekker Babu from Palakkad who bought caught in a mountain for 46 hours and was rescued by the Indian Army.

In the case of Dr Nisha, a Siddha-Ayurveda physician, however for some steerage from her faculty trainer, she has polished her expertise on her personal. “I met Dipu whereas doing a tv programme and that’s when he invited me to be a part of the Colourbees. My works adorn the partitions of my hospital and I’m enthusiastic about exhibiting them in a public house for the first time,” says Nisha. Mural, charcoal and acrylic are the mediums she has experimented with.

A painting by Dr Nisha Anu

A portray by Dr Nisha Anu

Nisha factors out that she has been making an attempt to discover the join between people and medicines by means of her works. “The symbiosis of the two is fascinating and I’ve began engaged on it. I hope to go deep into it,” she says. Besides 20 work, she has displayed her sculptures.

‘Outside the Window’ concludes on May 22. Time: 10 am to six.30 pm  

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