Mangaluru, October 28, 2020: Art Kanara Trust in association with INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) Mangaluru Chapter, will present an exhibition of paintings by the Mangalore-based artist, Santhosh Andrade at Kodial Guthu Mane, Center for Media, Art & Design from October 31 to November 8, 2020. Santhosh Andrade is an award winning artist and the winner of this year’s ORA-Mojarto National Art Contest.
The exhibition will be formally inaugurated on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 5pm in the honorable presence of Capt. Ganesh Karnik, Former Member of Karnataka Legislative Council & the State BJP Spokesperson, Sabrina Hougaard, Art Patron and Sharath Punja, Architect. The exhibition will remain open to viewers 11am to 7pm till November 8, 2020.
The exhibition will showcase a broad range of recent works painted on canvas, terracotta and wood. The works draw inspiration from Indian folk and traditional arts, displaying the artist’s homage to small-town life and the inevitable growth of urbanization.
Andrade’s paintings seek to expose the hidden marvels of the everyday world. They invite you to take a trip with him into places that are all too familiar if you’ve ever been charmed by the small towns and semi urban spaces of coastal India. At the same time, they aren’t just a depiction of the countryside, but a snapshot of a moment in time that most of us tend to ignore, or that often gets lost in the speed of our fast-paced lives.
This exhibition is supported by S Cube Art Gallery.
About Santhosh Andrade
Born and raised in Mangalore, Santhosh Andrade has completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) in 2011 from Srujana College of Fine Arts, Dharwad. He has also obtained a diploma in Applied Arts from Mahalasa School of Art, Mangalore and has participated in national and international exhibitions.
He has won several major art prizes including this year’s ORA-Mojarto National Award for his painting, The Storytelling Wall: The Fallacies of Urbanization. Other mentionable awards include, state award from Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy, Southern Region Award from Camlin and the Bombay Art Society Award.
Andrade’s present works seek to expose the hidden beauty of the everyday world using the traditional style of Indian folk art along with his own unique flair. His acrylic paintings also include an array of textures that provides a sense of balance and visual calm.