Artist George Fernandez showcases works with paints constituted of pure supplies at his home-cum-art gallery in Thiruvananthapuram

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George Fernandez at residence in his artwork gallery, Flora, Thiruvananthapuram
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Bent over an intricate pencil sketch of a mural, George Fernandez is misplaced in his work within the sunny verandah of his home on a bustling street at Ottukuzhy in Thiruvananthapuram.

Inside Flora, his artwork gallery and residential, the favored artwork teacher and artist has displayed 40 artwork works, starting from postcard-sized ones to these in regards to the dimension of an A4 sheet of paper.

George Fernandez’s painting

George Fernandez’s portray
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Uncooked, his 26th artwork exhibition, is an ode to nature as all of the artwork works are constituted of pure supplies made by the artist himself. Lots of the artwork works function flowers, birds and bugs painted on handmade paper.

The pure colors have been constituted of herbs, greens, flowers and leaves combined with the sap or gum extracted from sure timber and vegetation.

George Fernandez’s works use paints made from natural materials such as leaves, flowers, charcoal etc. On display are gum and extracts from plants that he has used to bind the colours.

George Fernandez’s works use paints constituted of pure supplies akin to leaves, flowers, charcoal and many others. On show are gum and extracts from vegetation that he has used to bind the colors.
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“The recycled paper was made by newspaper and the pulp of peels of banana, mango, orange and beetroot and leaves. Earlier than portray on the paper, I gave every a wash of diluted cowdung resolution to forestall the paper from being eaten by bugs,” explains the soft-spoken artist. He has additionally used wooden, jute material, and spathes of the areca palm as canvas.

A painting by George Fernandez

A portray by George Fernandez
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Every color used within the exhibition has a narrative behind it. “The purple has been extracted from the evergreen Bixa orellana plant, the yellow comes from turmeric and the brown from a rock that has been powdered. I combine it with Arabic gum or pine sap to make the colors. The blue is from a stone that’s utilized in murals. However it’s tough to return by now,” he says.

Lime provides the white and charcoal has been used to acquire black.

A work by George Fernandez

A piece by George Fernandez
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A hornbill in all its splendour views spectators from its perch whereas an owl, painted on a sheath of arecanut, is a gorgeous melange of browns.

A work by George Fernandez

A piece by George Fernandez
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An naughty moth rests on paper that appears just like the insect had eaten a few of it. So does a ladybug on a leaf that it’s feeding on.

He has additionally skilfully used pyrography to depict birds and portraits. “Pyrography is the artwork of adorning wooden with burn marks, which is made by making use of a heated needle to make the artwork work,” he says.

Additionally on show are the gum and extracts from vegetation that he has used to bind the colors.

The exhibition concludes on August 20.

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