ChitraMalayalam in Media

Trivandrum times – 17 october 2012

Times of india – 17 october 2012

Times-of-india-17-october-2012

Metro – 19 october 2012

Mathrubhoomi – 19 october 2012

Deshabhimani – 19 october 2012

Deshabhimani – 16 october 2012

City Express – 16 october 2012

CHITRAMALAYALAM art show inauguration by Shri Lenin Rajendran. The show is on view till Oct 21st

Set to create a decisive space for the contemporary art, Gallery the CREANT provides a platform for creativity, education and commerce. We are set to be socially and philanthropically active by organizing art events that supports humanitarian, political and environmental causes.

We believe we have the responsibility as an artistic interlocutor in the art space where the culture rarely responds to the contemporary art scene. Collaborative initiatives set the paradigm for an informed art promotion. Backed by a group of professionals from different walks of life, the CREANT celebrates this collaboration.

Every piece of art we represent is backed by a profound selection process and provides an investment opportunity.

VanGogh – Exhibition and SALE

VanGogh – Exhibition and SALE @ Gallery The CREANT
On Friday 11May, Gallery the CREANT takes the opportunity to bring to you some of the legends in the
international art world and welcomes you to come feel the passion in the deep colors and the vibrant brush strokes
through which the masters expressed themselves. The show named ‘Van Gogh,’ features re-productions of world
renowned post-impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh along with paintings from masters including Pablo Picasso,
Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet, Leonardo da Vinci, Georges Seurat, Wassily Kandinsky, Katsushika Hokusai and
Edvard Munch.
Even though this exhibition features several masters, the focus is on the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh and the
display will include Starry Night over the Rhone, Almond Blossom, The Cafe on Palace Terrace, The Garden of
Irisis, The Bed Room at Arles, Vase with Daisies and Poppies, Wheat Field with Crows and Sun Flowers.
This exhibition is the first in the series planned for exhibiting the world masters’ reproductions, with a view to bring
about an awareness of and interaction with the art world outside India. The framed artworks displayed in this show
are also available for sale at the gallery, during and after the exhibition.
This exhibition will be on from 6 pm on 11 May 2012 to 30 May 2012 and will be open on all days to the public
from 11 AM to 7 PM.
Gallery The Creant, A Genser Holidays – KOOTTAM.COM joint venture, established in May 2011 with a view of
promoting contemporary art in the new and changing scenario, where the practice of art may be carried to the hearts
of the general public. While promoting the contemporary art and the esthetic and political messages it provides,
Creant also targets to kindle an interest and awareness among the public towards art being an area of prospective
investment. Previous shows held by Creant featured noted contemporary artists from Kerala and succeeded in
generating a new outlook and interest among the city’s population about the current art scene in Kerala.

12y12- 12 upcoming artists on 12th Jan 2012

12y12 featuring 12 upcoming artists held on 12th Jan 2012 at the gallery space located at Sasthamangalam junction Trivandrum.

Participating artists for this show are Anoop T, Anu Rency A Francis, Hochimin P H, Jagesh D K, Minesh Kumar, Nimmy Melvin, Prakasan K S, Rakesh Puliyarakonam T, Sajeesh P A, Satheesh K K and Shanto Antony. Each of them exhibits 2 of their latest works which will allow the viewer to gain intimate insights into each artist’s finer gestures. Selected works for this show highlights the synergy between mid-career and emerging artists, and all participants in this accomplished group demonstrate their own unique evolution and approach.
Gallery The Creant, established in May 2011, provides a platform for creativity, education and commerce. Previous show by Gallery the Creant titled ‘Trayati’ portrayed the works of 8 senior and highly accomplished artists. The Gallery is located near Sasthamangalam Jn, immediately as you turn to the Sasthamangalam – Pipinmoodu road.

Unfettered imagination – The Hindu

NITA SATHYENDRAN

‘Trayati,’ an ongoing exhibition at the Vyloppilly Samskriti Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram, features the works of nine leading, contemporary Kerala-based artists.



Artistic frames: ‘Trayati’ features a broad range of artistic styles.
 

The Sanskrit word trayati means ‘to liberate consciousness.’ Trayati and tanothi (meaning ‘to expand consciousness’) are said to be the roots of the word tantra, which is essentially the expansion and liberation of consciousness.

‘Trayati,’ Gallery The Creant’s evocatively-named, well-curated, first ever exhibition of paintings, which brings together the works of nine renowned Kerala-based artists, encourages the viewer to take up these ideals of tantric philosophy and explore each of the paintings with an unfettered mind. There is, however, nothing overtly tantric about any of the 18 works on display. “Take trayati as simply a poetic word that conveys a wealth of meaning,” says artist Sajitha Shankar, who is the curator of the exhibition.

And like trayati, the paintings too seem to hold a wealth of meaning over a broad range of artistic styles. Take Kochi-based artist Zakkir Hussain’s latest work ‘Zero Tolerance,’ for example. This arresting, rather political work, of mixed media on canvas, has a cacophony of amorphous imagery jam-packed on a huge canvas. It seems to depict the artist’s helplessness on the ills that have befallen society.

Disturbing imagery

Some of the images even have accompanying thoughts randomly pencilled into the canvas such as ‘Intended to express the tears of a dead bird. I know this is futile,’ ‘who is controlling your desire,’ ‘to advertise…,’ and so on. So powerful and disturbing is the imagery that that again and again we find ourselves drifting back to it, pondering whether we really are as intolerant as the artist depicts us out to be.

Pradeep Puthoor’s two paintings – ‘Waves of Seeing’ and an untiled work – painted in his signature phantasmagoric magical surrealism style, and crammed with shockingly bright colours: pinks, reds, blues, greens…also keep us guessing. Is this something real or is this pure unadulterated imagination?

Sajitha’s life-size ‘I Am Holding My Own Hand’ is another arresting work. This work has been painted in sombre grey, black and white, shot with bits of gold, in contrast to the artist’s preference for bold reds and oranges.

It is the latest in her signature ‘alter body’ series; a series which explores various facets of the body. Here the artist has painted two abstract self-portraits, placed next to each other, one merging seamlessly into the other. “It symbolises the duality in each individual. I started out tracing my body outline and rather unconsciously crept upon the Ardhanareeshwara concept of duality,” explains Sajitha.

Meanwhile artist and art director Razi Muhammed’s describes his two huge oils – ‘Sphere of Our Sorrows’ and ‘Waiting for Banyan leaves’ as “ordinary things seen through a surreal eye.” Thus everywhere we look on the frames we mostly see distressing images of agony, loneliness, sorrow, confusion, horror…However, with a flower in full bloom and a beautiful butterfly the artist seems to assure us that there is hope amid all the misery.

Likewise the paintings by N.N, Rimzon, Prasanna Kumar, K.P. Reji and Bhagyanath, and the two well-executed fibre glass sculptures by Prasanna Kumar also prod us on to lay bare our understanding of art.

The exhibition is on at the Kerala Lalitakala Akademi Art Gallery, Vyloppilly Samskriti Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram, till May 29.

Gallery The Creant’, Launched

Gallery The Creant’, Launched
A platform for creativity, education and commerce | By Yentha
On May 23, 2011

 

Trivandrum: A show titled ‘Trayati’, featuring the works of eight artists, held at Vyloppilli Samskrithi Bhavan, marked the launch of ‘Gallery The Creant’ in the city. The works on display include paintings by N N Rimzon, Sajitha Shankar, Bhagyanath, Pradeep Puthoor, Razi Muhammed, K P Reji, Zakkir Hussain, and two sculptures by Prasanna Kumar.

 

 

The gallery was formally inaugurated by noted sculptor Kanayi Kunhiraman. Internationally acclaimed film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan was also present at the ceremony.

Priya Harikumar-MD, Genser Group and Jyoti Kumar – Co founder, Koottam

 

‘Gallery The Creant’ is promoted by a group of art enthusiasts aiming at building a platform on par with global standards for contemporary artists and emerging talents to showcase their work and seek better opportunities. It was formed by the joint efforts of ‘Koottam’ – the largest Malayalam social networking site, and ‘Genser Holidays’.

 

“For now, our gallery is located in a small space on the ground floor of Edamala Plaza, Vazhuthacaud. We are on the lookout for a bigger and permanent building for Creant,” said Jyoti Kumar, co-founder of the social network, Koottam. It has been a long standing woe of art connoisseurs in Thiruvananthapuram that the city was bereft of art galleries, save for a few state owned ones. ‘Gallery The Creant’ was formed to make a change in this bleak scenario.

 

Adoor Gopalakrishnan at the art gallery

 

“As a holiday tour package company, we were aware about the deficiency of a proper art gallery of international standards in Trivandrum. It is to address this shortage and to have foreign tourists arriving in the city see works of art from artists of calibre and facilitate sale of their works that Genser Holidays has come forward in support of this event,”says Priya Harikumar, MD, Genser Group.

 

Artists with Kanayi Kunhiraman

 

“We are businessmen based in the Gulf. Our sole aim as ardent art lovers is to provide a base for artists to put their works on display to a global audience,” emphasises Jyoti Kumar.

 

The exhibition-cum-sale of ‘Trayati’ will be open from 11 a.m. to 7  p.m. on all days till May 29.

 


Call for Artists

Portfolio Review for Gallery Shows

Gallery The Creant is currently engaged in a call for artists and portfolio submissions – we are interested in seeing your work.  If you are interested to be part of our curated shows, which always gets ample media coverage and visitors, please send your portfolio to thecreant@gmail.com

Please include the following in your submission:

Contact information (Address/Phone Number)
Images of your work. (Minimum 6 images should be provided)
Resume/Blog Link

 

Non Curated Shows.

Gallery The Creant is also providing space for solo/group non-curated shows. If you are interested in exhibiting your Art work/Sculptures/Photographs or any other visual art forms, please contact us.

Lady with a Fan

Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918) was a brilliant Austrian iconoclast who rose from childhood impoverishment to become an artist who enormously impacted the Viennese Secession and Art Nouveau movement. Known for elaborate, explicitly sensual paintings and murals, Klimt’s works also encompass themes of regeneration, love and death. Embedding his work with images symbolizing the freedom of art from traditional Western culture, Klimt’s eclectic range of influences included Egyptian, Classical Greek, Byzantine and Medieval styles. A forerunner of Modernism and the Art Deco movements, Klimt’s huge creative influence still resonates in modern art, decorations and jewelry.
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Mrs. Adele Bloch-Bauer, 1907

Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918) was a brilliant Austrian iconoclast who rose from childhood impoverishment to become an artist who enormously impacted the Viennese Secession and Art Nouveau movement. Known for elaborate, explicitly sensual paintings and murals, Klimt’s works also encompass themes of regeneration, love and death. Embedding his work with images symbolizing the freedom of art from traditional Western culture, Klimt’s eclectic range of influences included Egyptian, Classical Greek, Byzantine and Medieval styles. A forerunner of Modernism and the Art Deco movements, Klimt’s huge creative influence still resonates in modern art, decorations and jewelry.

Imported Art Print
Framed using High Quality Material
Size 24″ x 36″

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The Great Wave at Kanagawa

Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849) dominated Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock printing, meaning “pictures of the floating world,” or everyday life. Hokusai, who changed his name each time he changed artistic styles, is best known for his woodblock print series “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji,” which includes the iconic “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa.” He was extraordinarily prolific between 1796 and 1820, producing an estimated 30,000 book illustrations and color prints inspired by Japanese traditions, legends and daily life. Hokusai created his most important works after age 60, in which Mount Fuji was often a spiritually significant element. His art enormously impacted Impressionists, including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.

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Blue Nude, c.1902

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), a twentieth century Grand Master who co-founded Cubism, was only 20 years old when his friend’s tragic death resulted in the subdued “Blue Nude. His “Blue Period” artworks, rendered in somber blues and greens, were part of an astounding 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures he produced in his lifetime. Hauntingly beautiful and exquisitely composed, “Blue Nude” is one of Picasso’s best-selling pieces, and a testament to his ability to express complex emotions with one simple shade.

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Le Pont Japonais a Giverny

Claude Monet (1840 – 1925), the founder of Impressionism, was one of the most influential landscape painters in the history of art. Born in Paris, Monet was enrolled in the studio of Glenyre, where he met Renoir, Sisley, and Bazille, who became the core of the Impressionist group. Painting outdoors, he broke the tradition of portraying a subject literally by conveying the fleeting effects of atmosphere, time of day, and season upon color and light. Eliminating black and gray from his palette, he represented natural color like a prism, breaking it down into its individual components, often painting a series of the exact same view under different light and weather conditions. Monet brought the study of the transient effects of natural light to its most refined expression, ultimately becoming a forerunner of 20th century modernism.
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The Kiss

Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918) was a brilliant Austrian iconoclast who rose from childhood impoverishment to become an artist who enormously impacted the Viennese Secession and Art Nouveau movement. Known for elaborate, explicitly sensual paintings and murals, Klimt’s works also encompass themes of regeneration, love and death. Embedding his work with images symbolizing the freedom of art from traditional Western culture, Klimt’s eclectic range of influences included Egyptian, Classical Greek, Byzantine and Medieval styles. A forerunner of Modernism and the Art Deco movements, Klimt’s huge creative influence still resonates in modern art, decorations and jewelry.

Imported Art Print
Framed using High Quality Material
Size 24″ x 36″

To Buy: email us at the Creant@gmail.com or call us at +91 471 3061870