Launched in 2014, PhotoSparks is a weekly peculiarity from YourStory, with photos that celebrate the spirit of creativity and invention. In the earlier 570 affixes, we featured an art festival , cartoon gallery . world music festival, telecom expo, millets fair , climate change expo , wildlife conference , startup festival , Diwali rangoli , and jazz festival .

A recent show at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath in Bengaluru peculiarity the oil and acrylic decorates of mother-son duo Raadhaa SG and Hemanth Vamanshankar. The artworks are priced from Rs 2,000 to Rs 30,000.

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The imaginative journey

“My mother and I began exploring art in 2002 under the capable lead of our teacher, Bablu Ray. Having learnt and experimented with various media, we chose to focus on oil and acrylic, ” Hemanth excuses, in a converse with YourStory.

The showcase of their geniu is the culmination of their efforts over the years. The displayed directs indicate their fondness for quality and spirituality.

“Art and craft have always fascinated me since childhood. Nonetheless, the opportunity to learn formally merely materialised in its first year 2002 after having quit my job as a banker, ” Raadhaa supplements. “The joint exhibition has blossomed after roughly two decades of learning, unlearning and experimentation, ” she proudly says.


Hemanth describes artistry as a sort of meditation, relaxation, discovery and positivity. “After facing the challenges as a surgeon during weekdays, prowes allays and calms me down as I paint during the weekends, ” he says.

“Art is my joy and merriment, an expression of my inner child. It takes me into a silence zone and a feeling of timelessness. More than affection, it is meditation for me, ” Raadhaa describes.

Hemanth has performed lubricant, acrylic, and knife paintings. “Initially, I used to reproduce art created by people I follow. Over the years, however, I are just beginning exploiting epitomes I capture as a photographer, ” he explains.

Raadhaa has learnt a range of wordings: Tanjore illustrations, murals, pottery, petroleum, watercolours, acrylic, and mixed media. “What is important is that I give life to each of my job, and that it speaks out to each and every viewer, ” she adds.



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Impact and appreciation

For Hemanth, success comes from bringing happiness to publics and recognition of his own unique style and technique. “The contentment I get knowing this is more important than the cash honors I gain from the sales follows, ” he says.

“Success entails both initiation and period of your assignment as well as the realisation of its ultimate and permanent appreciate. If the ultimate appraise is wage, sympathy is the permanent value which touches your inner quintessence, ” Raadhaa describes.

Both artists call for a broader gratitude of art in society, beyond rich gatherings. “People in India are sluggish to recognise the time, vigour and coin be used in each artwork, and want to purchase at the lowest price, ” Hemanth observes.


“This is quite opposite to the situation in developed countries, where art and creators are immensely increased and respectful. They consider artwork as a shape of such investments and artworks are perpetuated and handed down contemporaries, ” he adds.

He calls for more art occurrences and programmes to generate craftsmen and the public together. “More importance should be given to art by the government in the form of art museums, ” Hemanth suggests.

India has a great and lengthy history of culture, habit and legacy, which is always represented in its art and skills. “We can blend ancient profundity with new-age digitisation and technology to rediscover and recreate it, ” Raadhaa advises.



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Art in the pandemic era

The pandemic durations are particularly tough for society, with doctors right at the frontline.

“Working as a healthcare provider during the course of its pandemic, stress tiers were at their pinnacle. Weekend art and painting had made a backseat for me, especially in the second motion, ” Hemanth recalls.

“However, backing from my mother and professor actually cured, and slowly I got back to my good old days of weekend depicting. So artistry for me was a stress buster, and soothed and tranquilize me during the course of its pandemic, ” Hemanth affirms.


“Many who had a passion and inclining for skill but had no opportunity before the pandemic, started working on art- especially those who were too depressed with lockdown, ” Raadhaa adds.

Art opens treaty, succour, joy, hope, and friendship. “Though the pandemic has affected society, societies and the world as a whole like wildfire, I detained myself and focussed on painting. The arise is our exhibition, ” Raadhaa explains.



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Both craftsmen have themes for gatherings and aspiring artists, in terms of observation and technique.

“Be persistent in your efforts. Explore various mediums in the artwork realm before concentrates on the one you affection. Try to learn from the best people in the field of art and you will surely excel, ” Hemanth advises.

Art is not just for business or something to learn. “When artwork is created by artists, their spirit, figure, feel, excitement and soul are put into it. Art becomes reflection and a great masterpiece will be created, ” Raadhaa adds.

She quotes John Keats in this regard: “A thing of beautiful lasts forever.”



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“Observe your smothers and the elegance of quality. Art is everywhere! Once you learn to appreciate this, the perfection of a good artwork will readily be appreciated by you, ” Hemanth advises audiences.

“Every creation, tiny or big, incidental or remarkable, has its own essence, charm and power. In the eyes of an artist, all invention is creation of the deduce itself. So make us all honour the great work of artists, ” Raadhaa indicates off.

Now, what have you done today to pause in your busy planned and find new avenues for your imaginative core?

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Hemanth Vamanshankar and Raadhaa SG

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