Abstract Paintings by

Kiran Varikilla

Artist Kiran Varikilla

Joined Craft Tatva: May 2021

The journey of Kiran Varikilla as an artist started very young when he was inspired by the appreciation and direction given to him by his school art teachers. His conviction towards art made him opt for a radically different path-art, which was very new for his family. He, with utmost dedication moved out of his village and came to Hyderabad to pursue his Bachelor of fine arts degree from Sri.Venkateshwara College of fine arts 2006. He has been invited in a number of important art camps and workshops with senior contemporary artists like Chippa Sudhakar, Srikanth Kurva, Sachin S Jalthare, Sanjay Ashtsputre, Bairu Raghuram, and Kavita Dueskar. Kiran’s works exemplify a strong personal connotation, which speaks for itself. His works are a true image of what goes on in his mind. He transforms his thoughts sensitively and truthfully unto his medium of expression.

Focus Areas: Abstracts, Spiritual, etc.

Artworks by Kiran Varikilla

About Kiran Varikilla

 

The journey of Kiran Varikilla as an artist started very young when he was inspired by the appreciation and direction given to him by his school art teachers. His conviction towards art made him opt for a radically different path-art, which was very new for his family. He, with utmost dedication moved out of his village and came to Hyderabad to pursue his Bachelor of fine arts degree from Sri.Venkateshwara College of fine arts 2006. He has been invited in a number of important art camps and workshops with senior contemporary artists like Chippa Sudhakar, Srikanth Kurva, Sachin S Jalthare, Sanjay Ashtsputre, Bairu Raghuram, and Kavita Dueskar. Kiran’s works exemplify a strong personal connotation, which speaks for itself. His works are a true image of what goes on in his mind. He transforms his thoughts sensitively and truthfully unto his medium of expression.


The sombre earthy hues and the schematic representation of codified imagery of Kiran Varikilla accentuate his dominant inner-self. By and large a flawlessly rendered canvas echoes the artist’s opaque sensuality where the surreptitious metaphors collide with transparent visual space. With a solid phallic symbol in the middle, representing a foremost male desire or simply a dominant thought, the pictorial backdrop conceals and reveals the essence of the artistic expression.

The canvas is treated with thin layers of bright hues creating a hard but soothing visual surface upon which binaries are juxtaposed. For Kiran, the metaphors that were abstracted through a device of special segregation reflect the nature, the self and the truth. The vertical phallic symbol or the linga may be a predictable representation of spirituality or sexuality but it is also conceived as a dominant force, of sorts, for the artist.

His earlier art works were predominated by eroticism and sensuality, a conflict between mind and bodily emotions which are altered into visuals. But the recent works become more non-representational and evoke a sense of metaphysical experience. On the whole the visuals can be seen as true expressions of the artist, who is not only engaged in picture making but also furtively traverses across the ecstatic erotic visual realms.

M.F.A., Painting 1st Div. From Hyderabad Central University -2008.

Academics

M.F.A., Painting 1st Div. From Hyderabad Central University -2008.

B.F.A., 1st Div. From S.V.College of Fine Arts(Osmania University), Hyderabad -2006.

T.T.C. in Drawing -2004.

Exhibitions

AWARDS:

•Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University Govt. of AP. – 2009.
•Hyderabad Art Society H.Y.D. – 2006.
•Lalitkala parishad Vizag 2005.
•Inter Colleges Cultural Comp. Org. by Osmania University H.Y.D. -2004
•Chitrakala Nilayam Dubbaka -1994.

FELLOWSHIPS
•Kalakriti art Gallery Hyderabad. -2006 -2008.
•Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University Govt.of A.P. -2008-2009.

SOLO SHOWS
•Jehangir Art gallery Mumbai-2017
•Gallery Space Hyderabad-2017
•Shrishti Art Gallery Hyderabad -2010
•Novotel Hotel Hyderabad -2010.

GROUP SHOWS AT
•Gallery space-2020
•Park Hyatt Hyderabad-2019
•India Art Festival Mumbai.-2018
•Veda art gallery-2017
•Utilitarian art fair at shrishti art gallery hyd-2015.
•Telangana art fair-2016.
•Art as investment-2 group show at tamakanat art gallery-hyd 2014.
•Hudud tufan charity show for AP. at Gallery space-2014
•Art fair JNAFAU gallery Hyd -2014
•Falaknuma palace Hyd -2013
•Ayya Art Gallery- Chennai-2013
•Kalakriti Art Gallery-2013
•Hotel Park hytt -2013
•Rainbow Art gallery –Hyderabad-2012
•Fy ART FAIR at taj Krishna Hyderabad -2012.
•Taj Krishna Hyderabad – 2012
•Ivy League, Academy, Shamir pet Rangareddy Dt. A.P.-2012.
•Chitramayee state gallery of fine arts sponsored by wisdom art society Delhi- 2012.
•Muse Art gallery, Hyderabad -2011.
•Nehru Centre Mumbai- 2011.
•Marriott Hotel Hyderabad. – 2011
•Traditional art gallery Mumbai- 2011.
•Kalakriti art gallery Hyderabad. -2011.
•Salar Jung museum Hyderabad – 2010
•Novotel international Hotel Hyderabad -2010.
•Kalakriti art gallery Hyderabad. -2010.
•Kalakriti art gallery Hyderabad. -2007.
•ICCR. Art Gallery Hyderabad -2007.
•Chitramayee State Gallery Govt. of AP. Hyderabad -2005.
•Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University Govt. of AP. -2004, 05.09.
•S.V. College of Fine Arts Hyd. -2003, 04, 05, 06.

WORKSHOPS / CAMPS
•GLORIOUS TELANGANA Org by Dr. MCR HRD Institute of Telangana Hyd-2015
[email protected] camp Org by [email protected] trust Hyderabad-2014
•TELUGU VELUGU art camp Org by language and culture -2014
•Artist workshop at “ FALAKNUMA PALACE ” Org. by Kalakriti art gallery hyd-2013
•Artist camp Org.by Ivy League academy Hydetabad- 2012.
•Artist Camp Org. by Lalit kala akademi National Academy of Art -2010
•Artist Camp Org. by Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad & British Council. -2010
•Artist Camp Org. by kalakriti Art Gallery-2010.
•Artist Camp Org. by Vasavi College of Engg. & Technology – 2007.
•Kalakriti art Gallery (student) – 2007.
•National Symposium Dying Camp Org. by ‘UNESCO’ – 2007.
•National Youth Festival Young Artist Camp Org. by Govt. of India -2005.

COLLECTIONS

•Dr. MCR HRD Institute of Telangana Hyd-2015
[email protected] trust Hyderabad-2014
•Telangana Language and culture -2014
•Arte Quest Gallery Mumbai.-2020
•Park Hyyat Hyderabad -2012
•Major Naseer S Al Hajri Corporation (NSH), and Petrochem, Saudi Arabia.-2012
•CNO IT Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad-2012.
•Hotel Park hytt Hyderabad- 2012.
•Ivy League, Academy, Shamir pet Rangareddy Dt. A.P.-2012.
•Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad -2010.
•Lalit kala Akademi-( National Academi of Art) – 2010
•Kalakriti art gallery Hyderabad-2010
•Alwas Educational foundation moodibidri, Karnataka-2010
•Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University Govt.of AP. – 2009.
•Ramani Nambiar (SHRISTI Art Gallery) Hyd. – 2008.
•Hyderabad Central University, Hyd – 2008.
•‘UNESCO’ – 2007.
•Nehru Yuva Kendra Sang than New Delhi – 2005.
•Apollo Hospital Hyderabad. -2005.
•Govt. of Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Office, Hyd. – 1998.
•Many collections in India and abroad also


ILLUSTRATION and

•By the Book of ‘TIRUMALA TIRUPATI’ the legends and beyond…-2004
•Vathsayana Kama Sutraalu Written by Dhnikonda Hanumantha Rao Refarance from Havelock Ellis, was an English physician, eugenicist, writer, progressive intellectual and social reformer who studied human sexuality. 2020.


AUTHOR and PUBLICATIONS

•UGC NET, SET,KVS,NVS,GURUL,and all Fine Arts entrance Preparation Material -2020.


OTHERS:

•Live interview in ALL INDIA RADIO Hyderabad-2017.

•Live Interaction on Mana TV Studios Hyderabad Govt. of A.P.
Motivation for Rural Students for the Art Awareness – 2012.

PRESENT: as a Freelance painter settled in Hyderabad.


STUDIO:

Flat No. 102, Pearl Residency, Alkapur,
Road Number-1, Manikonda, Hyderabad –89.


Award & Recognition


Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University Govt. of AP. – 2009.

Chitramayee State Gallery Govt of A.P. – 2007.

Hyderabad Art Society H.Y.D. – 2006.

Lalitkala parishad Vizag 2005.

Inter Colleges Cultural Comp. Org. by Osmania University H.Y.D. -2004

Chitrakala Nilayam Dubbaka -1994.


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