Telangana Woman (I)

Offered By Aalankritha Art Gallery
Artist Thota Vaikuntam

Acrylic on canvas

9  X 12 inch


354000
Inclusive of Shipping and Handling


  • About The Artist
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Thota Vaikuntam hails from Andhra Pradesh, and finds inspiration in the rural areas of the state. Men and women of his village are often the central characters of his work. Telangana women, in particular, are frequent subjects for his works. The obsession can be traced back to his childhood, when he used to be fascinated by the male artists who used to impersonate female characters in the travelling theatre groups that performed in his village. He admits finding the women of his village very sensuous and that he only attempts to capture their vibrancy. 
 
Vaikuntam’s art has a sense of strength to it, a power that emanates from the paint or charcoal that he applies to the surface, from his controlled lines, and from the fine strokes that he executes. He generally uses only primary colours, as he believes that composite colours do not exist in nature and are therefore, unnatural.
 
Awards and Recognitions -
 
- National Award For Painting (1993)
- Biennale Award, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal (1988 - 89)
- National Award for Art Direction of Film ‘Daasi’ (1988 - 89)
- Award from Hyderabad Art Society, Andhra Pradesh Lalit Kala Academy (1985)
- Award from Hyderabad Art Society, Andhra Pradesh Lalit Kala Academy (1982 - 83)
- 'Mahakoshal Kala Samithi', Madhya Pradesh (1979)
- Award from Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata (1979)
- Award from Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore (1979)
- Second Award from Hyderabad Art Society, Andhra Pradesh Lalit Kala Academy (1975 - 77)
 
Solo Exhibitions - 
 
- 'The Telangana Icons' by Art Alive Gallery at Grosvenor Gallery, London (2015)
- 'Memoire du passé 1979-1999', Latitude 28, New Delhi (2011)
- 'Metamorphosis: The Changing World of Thota Vaikuntam', Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi (2011)
- 'Saffron.Vermilion.Turmeric', Indigo Blue Art, Singapore (2009 - 10)
- 'Yes, I am He', organized by India Fine Art, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (2007)
- 'Telangana: Inheritance of a Dream Lost', Art Alive, New Delhi (2007)
- 'Mukham', Sanskriti Art Gallery, Kolkata (2006)
- 'Telangana Men and Women', Arts India, California (2005)
- 'Naupu Telupu', India Fine Art, Mumbai (2005)
- 'Retrospective Show', Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi, London (2005)
- Kuhu Art Gallery, London (2004)
- 'Larger Than Life – Vaikuntam’s Women', Arts India, New York and The Guild, Mumbai (2003)
- 'Portraits', Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (2003)
- 'Memories of Telangana', Sama, New Delhi (2001)
- 'Mother', Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (2000)
- Gallery 678, New York (1999)
- 'My Telangana Images', Mumbai (1998)
- 'Vision and Response', Renaissance, Bangalore (1998)
- Surya Gallery, Hyderabad (1996)
- The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (1996)
- New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad (1995 - 97)
- Crimson Gallery, Bangalore (1994 - 95)
- I.T.C. Welcome Group, Hyderabad (1994 - 95)
- Surya Gallery, Hyderabad and Gallerie 88, Kolkata (1994)
- Gallery Kufa, London (1992)
- Kessel, Chennai and Mumbai (1992)
- Gallery Espace, New Delhi (1991)
- Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai (1990)
- Max Mueller Bhavan, Hyderabad and Grindlays Bank Gallery, Chennai (1988 - 89)
- Show of Drawings, Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad (1985)
- Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad (1982 - 83)
- Exhibition of Charcoal Drawings on Mother Series, Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad (1980)
- Exhibition of Ink and Wash drawings, Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad (1978)
- Exhibition of Prints, Alliance Francaise, Bangalore (1978)
- Ink Drawings, Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad (1975 - 77)
- One-Man Show of Small Drawings, Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad (1974)
- Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad (1972 - 73)
 
Group Exhibitions - 
 
- 'Adbhutam: Rasa in Indian Art', Centre of International Modern Art(CIMA), Kolkata (2011)
- 'Aureus 2011', Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi (2011)
- Figure/Landscape: Part Two', Aicon Gallery, London (2010 - 11)
- 'Figure/Landscape: Part One', Aicon Gallery, New York (2010)
- 'The Living Insignia', Gallery Ensign, New Delhi (2010)
- 'Modern Folk: The Folk Art Roots of the Modernist Avant-Garde', Aicon Gallery, New York (2010)
- 'Black is Beautiful', India Fine Art, Mumbai (2010)
- 'Entity', in association with Asian Academy of Film & Television at M.E.C. Art Gallery, New Delhi (2009)
- 'The Root of Everything', Gallery Mementos, Bangalore (2009)
- Gallery Space, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (2009)
- 'Stellar Configuration', presented by Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (2008)
- 'Post Independence Masters', Aicon Gallery, New York (2008)
- 'Freedom 2008 : Sixty Years After Indian Independence', Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata (2008)
- 'Pravah', Art Pilgrim, New Delhi (2008)
- 'Serigraphs', Presented by Archer Graphic Studio at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai (2007)
- 'Rising Of The Phoneix: A Tribute To Livelihood', Hasta Gallery, Hyderabad (2007)
- 'Self and the Selfless', Hasta Gallery, Hyderabad (2007)
- 'The Workshop', India Fine Art, Mumbai (2007)
- 'Drawing Show an Act of Art II', Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai (2006)
- Opening Show, India Fine Art, Mumbai (2006)
- '6 Artists Show', 1 x 1 Gallery, Dubai (2006)
- Opening Show, Arts Pilgrim, London (2006)
- 'Evoking Rasa in Luminous Visions - Indian Art', Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA (2005)
- 'Divine Inspiration', India Fine Art, Mumbai (2005)
- 'Confluence', Arts India, California (2004)
- 'Faces', Art Alive, New Delhi (2003)
- Kuhu Art Gallery, London (2003)
- 'Hyderabad with Love', India Fine Art, Hyderabad, Mumbai (2003)
- 'Tradition and Change', Arts India, New York (2002)
- 'A Panorama of Indian Contemporary Art', Art Circle, The Guild (2001)
- Dubai / Creative (2000)
- Menaz Art Gallery (2000)
- Faces Design Art, Dubai (2000)
- 'Ignition', Crimson Art Gallery, Mumbai (2000)
- 'Mask', Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi (2000)
- Sans Tache, Mumbai (1999)
- Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai (1999)
- Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi (1999)
- Group Show in Singapore (1998)
- Threshold, Vishakapatnam (1998)
- 'Tempera', Art Today, New Delhi (1998)
- Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi (1998)
- Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai (1998)
- Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi (1997)
- 'Chamatkara – Myth and Magic in Indian Art', Whitley’s Art Gallery, London (1996)
- Art for CRY, Mumbai (1995)
- Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi (1995)
- Gallerie 88, Kolkata (1995)
- Autumn Exhibition, All India Fine Art and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi (1995)
- Surya Gallery, Hyderabad (1995)
- 'Woman', organized by The Gallery, Singapore, Hong Kong (1995)
- 'Contemporary Miniatures', Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA) Gallery, Kolkata (1994 - 95)
- 'Art in Miniature Form', Renaissance, Bangalore (1994)
- Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi (1994)
- 'India Encounter II', Lee Arthur Studio, New York (1994)
- Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery 88, Kolkata (1993)
- Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata (1993)
- Summer Show, The Gallery, Chennai (1993)
- Birla Academy of Art and Culture Silver Jubilee Exhibition, Mumbai (1993)
- 'Wide Angle', Sarla Art Centre, Bangalore (1993)
- Sansriti Art Gallery, Kolkata (1992)
- Summer Show, Hyderabad (1992)
- Help Age India, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (1992)
- Art Encounter, Kessel (1992)
- Gallerie 88, Bangalore (1992)
- Shraddha Saharpan, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (1992)
- 'Images of Rural India', Max Mueller Bhavan, Hyderabad (1991)
- 'The Collectors Choice', Society for Promotion of Art, Hyderabad (1991)
- Gallery Espace, New Delhi (1991)
- 'Five Artists', L. V. Prasad Eye Institute and CCMB Science Institute, Hyderabad (1990)
- Sarla Art Gallery, Bangalore (1990)
- The Gallery, Chennai (1990)
- Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad (1988 - 89)
- Max Mueller Bhavan, Hyderabad (1989)
 
Participations - 
 
- 'Ode to Monumental: Celebration, Visuality, Ideology', presented by Saffronart at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (2014)
- Transition', 20th Anniversary Show, Centre of International Modern Art(CIMA), Kolkata (2013 - 14)
- 'Ethos V: Indian Art Through the Lens of History (1900 to 1980), Indigo Blue Art, Singapore (2011)
- 'Master’s Corner', organized by Indian Contemporary Art Journal at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; India International Art Fair, New Delhi (2010)
- 'Contemporary Printmaking In India', presented by Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai (2010)
- 'Summer Show 2010', Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata (2010)
- 'Entity', Annual Exhibition, M.E.C Art Gallery, New Delhi (2009)
- 17th Anniversary Show, Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata (2007)
- 'Summer Show 2007', Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata (2007)
- 'CIMA Annual 2006', Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata (2006)
- 6th Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi (1995)
- 1st Anniversary Exhibition, Surya Gallery, Hyderabad (1994)
- 7th Triennale, India (1991)
- Biennale, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal (1988 - 89)