Among all the paintings on display at Novotel, HICC, as part of its ‘Colours of Novotel’ series currently being organised at the property, Sastry Sanyasayya’s art is something different.
Sanyasayya’s semi-abstract works
When you say it is abstract in nature, he quickly responds saying, it is semi-abstract and formless. Sanyasayya shares that his work is inspired from nature and says that he does not start a painting with a definite idea. “I just pick random colours and will keep doing it, until the art piece tells me that it is time to stop,” he adds.
Sanyasayya says that he loves doing abstract art. “People think that abstract art is just random colours, but it is more than that,” he says. The artist believes that one should have control over colours and emotions and a proper understanding of the art form. “Everything in nature is abstract and there is so much of imperfection, yet it is beautiful, he adds.
Sayyad’s blend of watercolours
Sayyad Shaiek is another artist who captures the viewers’ attention with a good blend of colours. Watercolour being one of the toughest mediums, Sayyad effortlessly brings all colours together. This artist usually does on-the-spot sketch and then fills it up with colours.
The paintings that are part of this exhibition focus more on urbanisation. One can see some fine lines and dark backgrounds prominently in his paintings.
He says that he paints whatever pleases his eye. “Right now, I am in love with concrete structures and that is what I am bringing onto the canvas,” he adds. The artist shares that one painting he likes the most is the monkey. “This bright and playful monkey was spotted in Gariahat, Kolkata, and attracted my attention immediately,” he shares and says this painting is close to his heart.