'Akarmak'- Ravi Chunchula's Solo Exhibition
W114, Greater Kailash II, New Delhi 48
Sunday, 22 January 2017 6.00pm to 8.00pm
My work is an un-strategic waking up of an infantile transition, which is trying to share the truth of its own, away from the fragmented yet conspicuously designed world of spectacled desires. The conversion of representation gets clarified through the forms of violence, satire, often en route between the confused parallels of concepts, fears which stood with humans once under the enigmatic character of nature for the survival and later under the surveillance of a capitalist theory for the neo urban survival extensions.
From the view of an observer my narration here tries to link ahistorical moments by drawing a relational, yet historical departure of human consciousness from their nature and the later positional power symbolism as an attainment of it as to construct the landscapes of urbanized. For me such narrations get conceived when I identify a floating space of ambiguity from the visible directness of social experience or the invisible reasons which helped in the formation of that particular experience. This subsequent shift of emotion into ambiguity incorporates and adjoins the possible narration of psychological stories. Different from animals, inside the ambiguous grades of consciousness, human as a social animal, so that I as an individual, am trying to find a call of nature to point a satire or horror in the supplementation of distance, in the absence of spontaneity or in the mischievous feeling of the low in terms of the social functioning of mind that has been witnessed by me in my time.
The signalization of satire in my work emphasizes certain interpretations of a meaningful, from the meaningless confrontation of it. The merging point of dialectics as it is meaningful and meaningless concerns more about a space of aesthetics which is prerequisite of any geographical truth. The eventful becoming of a visual into its aesthetical experience, notes from the retrospective setback of any confronting moment that had been clubbed with experience. It can be a moment in the early morning when I see a person who catches fish from the village river that I am inspired by, it can be a moment of unexpectedness about the snake which is found from the excavation site, or it can be a moment of contemplation in the evening of summer when I follow the ancient narrow path of beliefs which flow towards the hill side temple. The tendency of mine, to club images in order to heal the haunting psychology of mind in its two times helps me to develop a readable narration of the simultaneous existence of Being, in its enigma of unknown and its social rationality.
-Ravi Chunchula 2017
About The Artist:
Born 1989 in Rayadurg Andhra Pradesh, Ravi Chunchula completed his Bachelor in Painting from Osmania University and Masters in Printmaking from University of Hyderabad. He has received various awards from various institutions including the Young Artist scholarship from Ministry of Culture. His work has been exhibited in various group exhibitions in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bhopal, Bangalore and Delhi. Ravi has participated in numerous workshops, residencies and art camps and his works are part of many private collections in India including a specially commissioned work for the Ministry of Culture. The young artist currently lives and works from his studio in Delhi.
Ravi Kumar Chunchula’s works delve into histories, drama and theatre, political & personal issues. Being from a graphics background, his colors remain muted and the works are more drawing based using traditional forms and surreal elements that are a reflection of his own curiosity encountered after transiting from his village life into city life here and concerns born thereof.
Ravi Kumar Chunchula
Date of Birth:
04 - 06 – 1989
B.F.A, Painting From S.V.College of Fine Arts Madhapur, Osmania University, 2010 Hyderabad
M.F.A Printmaking S.N. School Of Arts And Communication, University Of Hyderabad, 2012 Hyderabad
Ministry Of Culture Young Artist Scholarship.
State Level Art Exhibition Cash Award Conducted By Potti Sreeramalu Telugu University, Hyderabad.
Youth Festival Inter College Competition South Zone Clay Modeling First Prize Conducted By Mysore University, Mysore.
Woodcut Workshop Organized By Icon Art Gallery, Hyderabad
Participation Certificate from British Council Art Camp, Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad
Attended Workshop on Conservation Of Oil Paintings In Chowmahalla Palace
Participated In the National Integration wall Graffiti Activity at Marriott Hotel Hyderabad.
Art Camp-Iii Organized By Department Of Painting And Sculpture School of Fine Arts Potti Sriramulu Telugu University Hyd
Launch of A4A Baithak Studio
A4A Annual at Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi.
“Open House” Group show At Park [in] Studio, New Delhi.
“Annual 2014” A4A Group show at Sanskriti Kendra, Anandgram, New Delhi.
“Vision Beyond” Group Show By Hyderabad Young And Emerging Artists At 'Gallery SaraArakal' In Benglure.
Niv Studio’s Open House “Group / Un Group” Group Show In Niv studio’s Now Delhi
“Locus Solus: Rasa12” A Group Show Of 12, Artists, Curated By Elizabeth Rogers In Lalit kala Akademi Rabindra Bhavan New Delhi
“Embarking Routes” Group Show At Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
“Deep In The Wood” Group Show At Icon Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
Icon art Gallery, Hyderabad.
Telugu University Hyderabad.
“Chennai Chitrakala Mela”, Chennai
“Eight Bharat Bhavan International Biennial” Bhopal
“The Hyderabad Art Society Exhibitions”.
A4A (Art for all) Artists Residency, New Delhi.
Niv International Artists Residency, New Delhi.