Kochi artist’s watercolors capture beauty of landscape in flowing colors in exhibition at Durbar Hall Art Gallery

Sunil Linus De’s 11th solo exhibition of watercolors titled Survival of the Fittest, at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Kochi, explores the theme

Sunil Linus De’s 11th solo exhibition of watercolors titled Survival of the Fittest, at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Kochi, explores the theme

Kochi-based artist Sunil Linus De explores the complex relationship between man and nature in his art exhibition Survival of the Fittest taking place at Durbar Hall Art Gallery. About 80 paintings by the artist are exhibited.

The artist captures the beauty of the mundane in richly detailed watercolors. Watercolor is a difficult medium to work with because it does not allow you to rework or paint the space. The artist’s years of experience show in his effortless manipulation of the medium, the works convey the lightness and transparency typical of watercolours.

Sunil Linus From

Sunil Linus From | Photo credit: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

The typical Kerala sights – boats on the backwaters, people on the streets and in the countryside – are complemented by works of animals in the forests such as elephants, deer and others. The landscapes are striking, “A landscape should be more than a pretty picture, it should make the viewer want to go to that place, to sit in the shade of that tree…it should attract the viewer. As an artist, you should be able to give the person looking at the painting a ‘feel’ of the landscape.” Although he also works in other mediums, watercolor is his favourite, he admits. he.

“It’s not an easy medium to handle, it takes years of experience to be able to maintain its transparency. For the past 30 years as an artist I have experimented with watercolors to get the results I get.

The dimensions of the works are between 11 x 15 inches and 30 x 20 inches; they are on sale with prices starting at ₹10000-2 lakh. The exhibition, which is his 11th, was to be held in 2020.

Ends November 6.

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