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Best Foot Forward – Art Show by Ramakrishnan Narayanaswamy

May 19, 2017

Best Foot Forward – Art Show
by Ramakrishnan Narayanaswamy – Foot Artist

Chief Guest: S.G Vasudev
Guest of Honour: Kum Anu Jain

Organised by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan – Infosys foundation Outreach Programme.

Ramakrishnan Narayanaswamy
His love for life is reflected in the vibrant colours of his paintings; he is a nature lover and loves painting landscapes. There are now stark and dark shades to his works, yet all this belies a painful truth. Even if taking a few baby steps has not been possible fo him, his mobility has never been an issue – He enjoys travelling. Nature bringing out the optimist in him, with an even bigger smils.

If one talks about the health issues of Ramakrishnan Narayanaswamy, it is only to hold him out as a fine example of cheerfulness and positivity, to lend hope to those in similar situations. It is impossible to sympathize with him because he has no grouse against life.

Orthopaedically handicapped, suffering from cerebral palsy, which has rendered him without control over his motor movements, RK, as he likes to call himself, is completely dependent on others for his daily activities. When schooling was ruled out for him, he puts his high IQ and keen eye for observation to use. Solving rubik cube puzzles, building structures with lego sets and moving chess coins were his childhood pastimes.

With his body being so disobedient, RK literally put his best foot forward, using his right foot to do it. His uncle, an architect, paved way for his becoming an artist with out realizing that the eggshells he bought his teenage nephew to painton , would one day help bring out the creative person in him. Colurs attracted RK, thus beginning his romance with paints, which continues even now at 47.

A stipend from the mouth and Foot Painting Artist Association si helping him to lead a dignified life. RK has had several solo exhibitions besides group shows in Taiwan and Singapore. He is putting up a show of his paintings at Bhavan’s Bengaluru Kendra, acrylic on canvas and water colours being the media. Landscapes, in bright sunny hues, comprise a major chunk of the exhibits, RL’s capturingof the famed scenic beauty of Austria and Switzerland also being on display.

The exhibition was inaugurated on 19th May 2017 by Well known artist S.G Vasudev. Anu Jain an artist who brings alive nature in all its glory in her water colours, was the Guest of Honour.

The exhibition will be on view till 27th May 2017 – 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Venue:
ESV Hall,
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,
Race Course Road,
Bengaluru 560 001.

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