Anjaneyulu Gundu

By Galleriesplash, June 4, 2020

When you browse through Anjaneyulu Gundu’s work in an exhibition and think; “what amazing photography”, you will be forgiven; yes, please go back and look again, no shame, happens to everyone. “Jaw dropping”,” awesome” and “mind blowing” are some of the adjectives that come easily  to describe the work of the immensely talented and one of  India’s best hyper realistic painters of our times. Anjeneyalu Gundu.

This Artist gives iconic status to mundane objects around us and makes us sit up and take notice forcefully, that’s what Anjaneyalu’s brilliant hyper realism makes you do. The viewer is left awestruck and speechless once the level of detailing in Anjaneyulu’s frame sinks in. It’s very hard to believe that these are actually paintings as most look exactly like photographs. His painting technique and selection of subjects make him unique among the younger generation of painters from India

Anjeneyulu has a lot of clarity in how he selects his objects. He was deeply influenced by the still life traditions in classical western art of the 16th and 17th century. But it was the approach of the 20th and 21st century masters towards this genre that struck a remarkably deep chord with him. Anjaneyulu’s colour palette is almost always beautifully earthy, with tints of blue and green. It accentuates the elements of erosion, the rust on the cycle and the metal rims of the lantern. The allegory seen in his work defines the use of used and brand new objects as subjects. According to him, both objects serve a specific purpose. An object still can be used even if it has slight damages. He uses day-to-day objects like vessels, fish baskets, glass bottles and jugs in his paintings, the highlight of which is the local celebrity, the “goli Soda” bottle. His favourite subject is still life and the technique he uses is simply unique.

Anjeneyulu was born in Garidepally, a locality of Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh in India. He finished his schooling from his native and then moved in with his brothers to do commercial signboard painting in a nearby town. He then joined the JNTU college of Fine Arts and passed out in 2000. He has, since, continued to live in Hyderabad, pursuing drawing and painting, full time. His Popular exhibitions are

Group Exhibition 

” ART GWAGJU 14″ South Korea, by Gallerie Splash, September 2014

“Indian Art Today”, group exhibition of painting by Gallery Splash at Visual Art Gallery, IHC, New Delhi, March 2018 

“Fanqar” group exhibiton of artworks by Gallerie Splash, Great Mall of India, Doha, Qatar April 2019 

SOLO SHOWS:

“COLLECTIONS AND RECOLLECTIONS ” ART ALIVE GALLERY , NEW DELHI, 2008 

‘HERE, NOW & THEN’ AT INDIA ART FAIR 2008

‘ALLEGORY AND OBJECT’ INDIA FINE ART , MUMBAI, 2013

‘ASTONISHING EXPENDABLES’ INDIA FINE ART, MUMBAI, 2015

Solo booth at India Art Fair, New Delhi, 2018

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