Self-taught artist paints intrictate pictures of a simple life away from the bustle of city
Hari Fulaware has been showcasing his work since 2008. A self-taught artist from Raigad, Maharashtra, the 45-year-old paints rural life in intricate shades and etchings.
Born and brought up in Beed — Budruk, Kajrat , in the lap of nature, Hari’s paintings are mostly based on keen observations. He has taught himself the art of painting and has developed his style of showcasing rural life in its innate simplicity.
His present exhibition Grandeur that is on till 19th of June showcases the various facets of rural India almost like a canvas documenting the daily life that goes on sans the advancements prevalent in urban cities.
Take for instance the image of a turbaned man with his Khillari cow, replete with the huge horns and decked up in traditional motifs, the acrylic on canvas plays with stark colours and shades in presenting a colourful moment in a rural life.
The paintings of Fulaware illustrate the beauty of nature and life as they intermingle with one another in harmony. His works in oil on canvas in ‘Pasture Seekers and in acrylic on canvas in ‘Aqua Friendship’ eyc are picturesque representations of daily mundanes.
Speaking about his work, the artist says, “I have endeavoured to present the subtle nuances of the reality of life in its vivid forms bt using iconic visual images and harmony in colours and expressions.”
Grandeur lists a series of images beautiful in their tonal quality, simplicity and artistic glory. The ongoing exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery continues till June 19 from 11am to 7pm everyday.