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Searching for Vaikuntam: A fusion of artwork and style unveiled at Collage, Rutland Gate Specific Occasions

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Thota Vaikuntam’s artwork
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Wrapped in a blue sari, armed with bangles and a bindi, a stocky middle-aged lady peeks out of acclaimed Indian artist Thota Vaikuntam’s framed art work. She is surrounded by designer put on, greenery, and some different pals who share almond-eyed glances whereas clad in vibrant garments. 

The silence of an artwork gallery is recreated nicely at Collage, a multi-designer boutique housed in a 70-year-old Artwork Deco home in Nungambakkam. On the entrance, previous the greenery and lounging cats, stand three framed items from Vaikuntam’s assortment.  

Searching for Vaikuntam, a collaborative exhibition between Artworld Sarala’s Artwork Centre and Collage showcases items from Thota Vaikuntam’s assortment over the past decade. These timeless artwork items are offered alongside up to date luxurious style from three manufacturers — Amrich, 11.11, and Rasa

Thota Vaikuntam’s art at Collage

Thota Vaikuntam’s artwork at Collage
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Particular Association

“Thota Vaikuntam is a mascot for artwork from Telangana, so we thought this type of fusion could be attention-grabbing to see how artwork influences style and style influences artwork,” says Anahita Banerjee, director of Artworld Sarala’s Artwork Centre. 

These clothes manufacturers had been meticulously chosen to enhance the artwork. Their ethos lies in natural, truthful practices of style with out the usage of any chemical compounds. “We’re not an artwork gallery or an area the place you are available solely for the artwork. So in parallel, we picked three style manufacturers that make use of palms for his or her work, like block printing, or shibori. We cheekily tried to herald garments of an identical color palette as a result of we didn’t wish to dilute from the artwork,” says Lata Madhu, founding father of Collage. 

Thota Vaikuntam’s art at Collage

Thota Vaikuntam’s artwork at Collage
| Picture Credit score:
Particular Association

Curating an artwork exhibition is an artwork in itself. Galleries around the globe are sometimes minimalistic and devoid of color as a result of the artwork is the primary focus. “ It’s the artwork that brings life to the area. I feel the bottom line is to not distract from the artwork, and now we have tried to enhance it with style,” she provides.

The oldest art work on show is a 32-year-old uncommon body of a girl in white. The piece belongs to Lata who purchased it when she was solely 22. “That is from the White collection, which he’s not portray. She introduced a lot color into my life after I was in a sterile, lifeless residence within the US,” she says, including that her favorite half about Vaikuntam’s artwork is that he makes his ladies voluptuous, with relatable physique sorts. 

Searching for Vaikuntam is on show at Collage, Rutland Gate, Nungambakkam till January 26 from 11am to 7pm. 


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