Sometime In the mid-1880s, the rise of this difficult art form, Pointillism, which offers much insight into the thought process of art practitioners, was led by artists Georges Seurat and Paul Signac in Paris. And late Surya Prakash, the celebrated artiste, was a maestro of the style. When seen from a distance, the small strokes and dots always appeared perfectly blended together. His daughter Arun Khan opened an art gallery when Surya passed away in May 2019. The gallery located in Kondapur was named Surya Gallery established in October 2019. The gallery has a collection of 34 of his major artworks and an appointment can be scheduled beforehand to visit the premises. On Tuesday, his 82nd birth anniversary was being celebrated at the gallery as Arun invited personalities from the art fraternity.
The legendary artist Surya Prakash who hailed from the city of Nawabs, always called himself a colorist adding that an artist needs to go with the flow and not follow a particular philosophy. That’s how he famously stayed for a year in the USA just to understand the different shades of autumn leaves to incorporate the same in his works. The leaves on the canvas of his paintings appear both abstract and surreal but the color palette gives the hint about where the exact shades come from as they appear almost real. Five decades of his life as an artist are encompassed in his artworks.
Quoting his father Arun says, “‘Whatever anyone is doing they have to do it very sincerely, know and set aside their weakness. Never let that disturb the intentions to achieve the goals set. Search for the inner strength that will take you near to your ambitions. Positive thinking and hard work will take you places.’” Arun says that his father worked tirelessly to place Hyderabad at the front of India’s rich art heritage, and helped not only fellow artists but also the youth to expand the ways in which they could experience, understand, and appreciate art. She further added that through his works, her father not only celebrated the world in its most natural way but also challenged us to think and rethink our role in protecting the environment.