Sunday 24 March 2024

“A WALK THROUGH THE CITY – 2” I Solo show of Paintings by well-known artist Maredu Ramu in Nehru Centre Art Gallery

Rooted in an agricultural background, Maredu's imagery is a lexicon that is compelling in the works on display. Each composition has a message for the observer, be it through the hoardings or in the markings of a burgeoning metro. He is inspired by the growth in the city of Hyderabad, which is his domicile.

Artist: Maredu Ramu

His interest in architecture and the planned layout started on being inspired by the layout of the ancient city of Mohenjo-daro. The fact that there has been centuries of evolution in terms of materials use to build cities. Each city has a history and he experiences pride that his city of Hyderabad is "solid" in terms of not experiencing natural calamities and that there has been unprecedented growth.

Water bodies and birds form part of the linear compositions as the organic elements are part of his childhood and the village life that is deeply embedded in his imagination. Life in the city since adolescence has left an impact as one sees film hoardings of actors or of politicians who have left a mark in their field of work or who have brought about remarkable changes to society. His paintings have created a visual language with dense and opaque forms with multiple references. There is a child-like approach to his renditions that have thick brush strokes to emphasize certain symbolisms in his compositions. Unfinished works in the city that have created an impact in his life, are symbolic of the infinite growth that is the identity of an Indian city! Maredu Ramu has created a landscape for the observer to imagine and create their own journey.

From: 26th March to 1st April 2024


Solo show of Paintings by well-known artist Maredu Ramu



Nehru Centre Art Gallery

Dr. Annie Besant Road

Worli, Mumbai 400 018

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

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