Hyderabad Artist Vijit Pillai’s Digital Exhibition ‘the Essential Romantic’ Is An Ode To Celebrated Music Tracks And Literary Works

A brand new digital exhibition of digital artworks by Hyderabad-based artist Vijit Pillai titled ‘The Essential Romantic’, is on view at artflute.com until the top of June 2021. The artworks are impressed by musicians, writers and poets whose work he has liked.

The art work that lends itself to the quilt picture of the exhibition encompasses a gate, a driveway and overgrown foliage that covers the fictional citadel, Manderley. The three-dimensional and multilayered work on German canvas is the artist’s interpretation of the outdated Elizabethan manor known as Manderlay from Daphne du Maurier’s novel, Rebecca. In the primary chapter of the novel, the narrator goals of visiting the nation property at evening. But Vijit states that he took the artistic liberty to current one thing extra vibrant and never miserable, and therefore his interpretation of the manor is in heat autumn hues.

The artworks in ‘The Essential Romantic’ have been all achieved within the final two years, and the sequence of work impressed by legendary musicians took form in the course of the pandemic.

Art, literature and music had formed his ideas in his childhood. When Art Flute proposed to deliver these features collectively for a sequence, Vijit took it up: “I can’t say I am extremely well read or well versed in the body of work of all the writers, poets and musicians who have inspired me to do this series. But I’ve read a variety of works that left an impression on me.”

The curiosity in artwork and music had stemmed subconsciously in his early years. Vijit recollects his mom portray and enjoying the piano and his father enjoying jazz on the harmonica, accordion and the piano.

His exploration of music grew stronger within the Nineteen Seventies, within the years that instantly adopted the enduring Woodstock music competition of 1969. As a teen, he watched films and heard music on protests towards the Vietnam conflict. So it doesn’t come as a shock when Vijit pays an ode to Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Purple Haze’ by an art work of the identical title. He experiments with colors and textures to reach at a three-dimensional high quality. In reality, the 3D high quality permeates a lot of the artworks on this sequence.

Another work titled ‘Jabberwocky’ alludes to the poem of the identical title by Lewis Carroll. “I was fascinated to learn about the idea behind the poem — capturing the essence of the nonsense through sense,” says Vijit who was eager to do experimental summary work.

‘In her tomb by the sounding sea’, a line from Edgar Allan Poe’s poem ‘Annabel Lee’ turns into an inspiration for Vijit to reimagine the Taj Mahal as a tomb by the waters.

Vijit additionally pays portraiture tributes to music personalities Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton. There are additionally private odes to the ladies in his life. ‘Wonderful Tonight’ is a portraiture work by which he celebrates his former spouse of 30 years, taking a line from Eric Clapton’s tune. ‘Ave Maria’ is devoted to his mom, in an try to additionally pay homage to Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’ and bear in mind the compassion and heat of his mom by the completely different variations of the tune ‘Ave Maria’.


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