Thinking form & content
ICONART, Hyderabad
March 16 – 30, 2013
Show by:
Gopal Nayak Chandavath
Preview:
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Time:
6:30pm

thinking form & content
preview: saturday, march 16, 2013 6:30pm

thinking form & content - series
print on archival paper 300gsm

thinking form & content - series
36 x 108 inches; acrylic on canvas

thinking form & content - series
print on archival paper 300gsm

thinking form & content - series
print on archival paper 300gsm

thinking form & content - series
print on archival paper 300gsm

thinking form & content - series
abstract sculpture

thinking form & content - series
abstract sculpture

thinking form & content - series
abstract sculpture

thinking form & content - series
abstract sculpture

Thinking form & content:
Gopal Nayak Chandavath's creation of purely abstract work followed a long period of development and maturation of intense theoretical thought based on his personal artistic experiences. Shapes, colors, lines, and use of space always express the reality found in nature, but its structure rather than its appearance.

Gopal learned from various sources during his childhood at Yellandu collieries, and was

amazed by the hoardings and signboard painters, which invoked the artist in him. The fascination for color symbolism and psychology continued as he grew. His interest in art led him to join the art college. He graduated in Fine Arts from JNT University, Hyderabad in 1996, and later majored from SN School, University of Hyderabad in 1998.

His proficiency as a designer amplifies his other abilities, which are evident from his
contributions at reputed organizations like RK Swamy/BBDO Advertising, Pramati, IBM, Microsoft, McKinsey & Company, YASU (now SAP), and so on.

Influenced by Cubism, Avant-garde concepts and his approach to art, evolved him as an abstract expressionist. His perpetual examination of natural elements, geometry, colors, and experiments using various media meliorates his personal style of abstract art.
The key to his recent works is his passion for nature comprehended either from location or imagination. He lets color become the subject of his paintings, and a particular color can forward or recede depending upon the surrounding colors, forms, and space. He believes, inner consciousness and intense spirit are the central aspects of his art.

—Rajitha Nayak
Selected bibilography

PHOTO BY RAJITHA NAYAK

Solo shows
2013: Solo - Thinking form & content, ICON ART, Hyderabad.
2008: Solo - Paintings at Indian Art Collectors, Bombay.
2008: Solo - Paintings, Gallery Hasta, Hyderabad.
2007: Solo - Paintings, Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore.
2003: Solo - Paintings & Photography, Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad.

Group shows
2011: Auction show, IMPACT - An NGO, Green Park hotel, Hyderabad.
2010: Abstract Expressions - ICON ART, Hyderabad.
2010: Auction Show - Multiple Sclerosis Society of India, Novotel, Hyderabad.
2009: Group show - The Great Gallery Trail, Windsor Manor, Bangalore.
2009: Two-person show (black & white) - Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
2009: Small format art by Gallery Space, Hyderabad and New Delhi.
2008: Two-person - Paintings at Lakshna Art Gallery, Bangalore.
2006: Two-person - Paintings & Photography, Shrishti Art, Hyderabad.
1997: Art show organized by PST, Hyderabad on the occasion of 50 years of Indian independence.
1994: Annual art show - Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad.

Short-films
1997: On-line interview on Contemporary Art with Jogen Chowdhary.
1998: 12-minute film, "Right to Information" sponsored by Lok Satta.

Awards & recognition
2003: New corporate logo identity for Pramati.
1997: Cash award from Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad.
1993: Award from Advertising Club of Hyderabad.
Press:
Reviews on Gopal Nayak have appeared in media that include: Mar 19, 2003: The Hindu – An artist and a designer; April 2003: WOW Hyderabad – The Art of Design; August 29 2006: Newindpress.com – Of lively types and simple lives; October 1, 2008: The Indian Express - Mind in Art; September 28, 2008: Times of India – Of Patterned Thoughts; October 27, 2008: Deccan Chronicle; Art Journal Magazine 2009 Value 1, Issue 3 - Electric Hyderabad; March 23, 2013: Bringing in the other side of art - The New Indian Express; March 25, 2013: In search of the fine line - Hyderabad Chronicle.