Muscat (Oman): Noted
Indian painter Murali Nagapuzha will exhibit his artworks at the
Indian embassy in Muscat starting April 6.
Titled "The Fiction of a Landscape", the painting exhibition will
feature some of the best known works of the acclaimed painter,
according to Gulf News.
Nagapuzha's speciality was his "amazing ability to summon up the
mind-boggling natural beauty and diversity of his home state of
Kerala - trees, shrubs, bamboo groves and weeds are the sitters of
his portraits - strong and characterful, yet naive in execution",
the daily said.
French art critic Nicholas Bourriaud, referred to Nagapuzha's work
as a "naive and pantheistic representation testifying to a
Indian art historian Alka Pande said his works were like "a singular
voice in contemporary Indian art for the immediacy of the medium,
the lushness of colour, the sensuality of expression".
India's Ambassador to Oman Anil Wadhwa said: "Murali Nagapuza is an
amazingly talented artist, whose forte is the portrayal of nature in
its true colours, forms and detail - especially the lush green
landscape of Kerala."
Another admirer of Nagapuzha's paintings, Indian Ambassador to
Qatar, Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, said: "The work of Murali Nagapuzha has
an extraordinary quality, because it effortlessly spans the world."
"For me the pounding vibrancy of his colours and perfection of
technique combine to recreate the sensuousness of Kerala, where the
munificence of nature can be seen at its fecund best."
One of Nagapuzha's paintings have been been selected by auction
house Christie's, proceeds from which will be donated to a child