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Vijay Bhaskar's 'In Prayer' attracted the crowdArtist's mind varies in accordance with the surroundings and necessities. Doing an art work for himself or doing it for an exhibition is certainly different from creating paintings for competitions. It is undoubtedly a feast to the eyes to see an exhibition of works that are created exclusively for a competition, where artists always putforth their boundless creativity on canvas to bring out the master pieces, which not only help them to bag awards but also to captivate many hearts.

Display of unique art worksOne such exhibition witnessed in recent times was the Fifth A.P. State Level Exhibition of Art held at Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, which concluded recently. The exhibition offered a kaleidoscope of different views of artists. The art connoisseurs of the twin cities have really enjoyed the unique exhibition, which included paintings, graphics and sculptures. Out of 460 art works sent by 170 artists from all over the State, 140 exclusive works have been picked up and put on the display. "When compared to previous exhibitions, this Exhibition (Competition) got enormous response from both artists and art lovers" said Acharya N. Gopi, Vice-president of University.

Paintings adorned the walls of UniversityThe three members committee, which included renowned artists, M. Jayanth (Hyderabad), Dr. Omprakash Khare (Delhi) and Shyam Sharma (Pune) selected the top ten award winning works of this year (Rs. 10, 000 each). G. Mallesham's 'Untitled', S.K. Sarkar's 'Disaster on holy Republic day'. L.N.V. Srinivas's 'Zazen', S. Laxmana Murthy's 'Untitled', M. Balraj's 'Women No.2', V. Narendra Chary's 'Nature Reflection', G. Ranga Reddy's 'Magician 72', Ashok Ghosh's 'untitled', Ravi Chander's 'Whither love', Tuljanand Manik's 'Spiritual Entity' were selected as the best works. "The artists endeavoured to explore the latest trends and strived to attain higher horizons in the field of plastic arts", committee members described about the exhibits.

A wooden sculpture by 'Jayanna'

Almost all artists have tried their best to compete for the award. Other than the award winning works, there were exemplary works that attracted the crowd. G. Vijayabhaskar Reddy's 'In Prayer', Narahari Prasad's 'Women', S. Bharath's 'Still life', G.S. Paul's 'My sister', T. Kodanda Rao's 'Spraout', S.G.S. Prasad Reddy's 'Untitled' were some of them. "This exhibition gave me a lot of inspiration and also enriched my experience about art," Srividya, a fine arts student said.

Besides the competition and awards, the exhibition provided a platform for many budding artists to display their work.

-Krishna Chaitanya Karanam
-Photographs by: Srinivas Setty
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