Mangaluru, April 9, 2019: Kadri Rocks Art Gallery in the city is hosting a unique solo exhibition on Mandala Art by Gayathri Nayak. The works displayed in the exhibition follow a style of dot paintings using acrylic colours. The works depict different forms of mandalas.
The week long exhibition, which began on April 7 will conclude coming Sunday, April 14. The exhibition at Kadri Rocks, Kadri Kambla Road here, began on Sunday. It is open to visitors from 10.00am to 7.00pm. The exhibition is attracting good number of visitors.
Dr. Gopalkrishna Nayak, an Ayurvedic Physician, inaugurated the exhibition, while Dr. Suryakanth M. Pai, dental surgeon of DenSure Multispecialty Clinic, Mangalore was the Chief Guest. Welknown artists Ganesha Somayaji, Anantha Padmanabha Rao, Vishnu Shevgoor, Dinesh Holla and Harsha D’Souza, patron of Kadri Rocks were present on the occasion.
Gayathri Nayak, an engineer, who worked for Infosys for nearly ten years, learned art quite by chance. Upon marriage she had migrated to the United States to join her husband. There she adopted various hobbies to usefully spend her time in the new country. “Sitting home I started connecting more with my inner self. It was while putting my skills to test on paper, paints, art and design, that I realised my hidden talent and niche skills,” she says.
Gayathri Nayak says she took to dot painting style after being inspired by artist Brandy Youland in an Facebook group last year. “I started doing dot art in September 2017. It has been a wonderful journey so far. This art in particular is a form of meditation that gives me inner peace and happiness. Several dots of different size are added in different patterns to form an image. As of now, I do this art on canvas, wooden jewelry box, CDs, Mandala jewelry etc. I conduct Mandala classes as well,” she says.
Her works on display include “Om and 7 chakras”, Beautiful Solar Eclipse, Mandala of Inner View, Beautiful Flower of Mandala, Divine Flower of Life, Devasena Mandala and The Majestic Blue, her biggest painting yet.“Mandalas are a representation of philosophy and energy,” she says.
Apart from Mandala, the exhibition includes other art works too, such as Eagle Eye Ocean World, Madhubani art and Warli dot art fusion.
Kadri Rocks Art Gallery is situated near Vijaya Clinic on Kadri Kambla road in the city.