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Water colour way to rural life

Bhubaneswar, Feb. 19: An exhibition of recent watercolour paintings by young artist Raghunath Sahoo is on at Odisha Modern Art Gallery.

The artist has named his solo exhibition Pani (water) to express the significance of watercolour as a medium of painting.

The shading and usage of Fabriano paper that give the paintings a delusion of print with no wavy reminders of water paint, make Sahoo’s works stand out among his contemporaries.

Although acrylic is the trend of the day, Sahoo shows courage by using water colour as his medium of expression to good effect.

In his 20 odd paintings, Sahoo gives an insight into village life portraying a study of different themes such as rural women, nature in villages, childhood and so on.

“I usually love portraying subjects, mostly living. In this collection, viewers will find traditions and elements of rural life that Odia people must have come across in some stage of their lives. However, there is no space for them in the urban existence,” said the artist.

This exhibition, which was inaugurated on Sunday, will continue till February 23.