The painting exhibition of eminent artist, actor and orator Sivakumar was inaugurated today (24th October) at the Lalit Kala Academi, Chennai by well-known artist and former Principal of Government College of Arts & Crafts Mr. Alphonso Das in the presence of Sivakumar, artist Maniam Selven, artist Thiru AP. Shreethar and Sivakumar’s son Karthi.
Sivakumar has drawn hundreds of paintings during the period 1958 to 1965 and preserved them. This exhibition comprises of select 100 paintings sketched during that period. The collection comprises of a variety of drawings including pencil drawings to crayon sketches to water color paintings, oil paintings and portrait sketches of eminent personalities and many important locations across the country.
The painting exhibition is organized by Suriya and Karthi as a part of the celebrations, on the occasion of completion of 75 glorious years by their father on October 27, 2016.
Sivakumar states, “I am delighted that my sons Suriya and Karthi have taken up the responsibility to organize this painting exhibition on the occasion of me completing 75 years, after 50 years of drawing those sketches and giving me the biggest happiness in my life. I feel reborn with my art being celebrated, about which I was always proud more than my any other achievements. I will be happy if the future generation is benefited through this painting exhibition.”
The painting exhibition will be held at Lalit Kala Academi, Greams Road from 24th to 26th October. The closing ceremony will be attended by Suriya. On October 27th, a Coffee Table book comprising around 140 paintings of Sivakumar is going to be released.