Elemental - An interaction with
the Curator, Mr. Suresh Jayaram

Date: 15th April 2015

Venue: Sublime Galleria (see map)

It was an evening of Artsy discussions, where Curator of Elemental, Mr. Suresh Jayaram mingled with students of Chitrakala Parishath & other art enthusiasts.

Beginning with an insight into the theme of Elemental, he went on to explain about how different elements impact human life, including their reactions to the human body. Mr. Jayaram then took the art aficionados on a complete tour of the gallery and explained each artwork along with sharing pearls of wisdom on the art style of each of the artists' behind the creations.

He also threw light on the importance of a curator for an art event & concluded the evening by giving supportive tips to the students present, while pointing out the increasing need of developing networking and people skills, another incredibly vital factor for the artist of today to succeed.

Below are testimonials left behind, by those who attended the event, followed by the profile of Mr. Suresh Jayaram, do have a read....

Testimonials
• This was something new. Loved the way the gallery looks and the display. Really helped talking to Sir who gave us the boost every artist needs. Would love to attend more programs so please invite me - Krithika
• The fact that the ambience of the gallery is different is exciting. The interaction with Suresh Sir was the best. I learnt how a gallery works finally and what the role of a curator would be. A very helpful day for us to go ahead as artists. Thank you - Geethanjali
• It was very refreshing, the paintings exhibited the 5 elements in very unique ways. Got lot of information from Suresh Jayaram. Learnt a lot. I would like to visit this place again.
• A very good interactive session with Mr.Suresh. If not anything I now know how to and where to connect with people and socialize. The display of works is very unique especially because there are no walls.
• Had a wonderful experience through Mr.Suresh Jayaram Sir. Especially boundary for the painting and had a good time with the paintings. Tried to understand 5 elements from each artist - Sooraj
• It was a nice interaction with Suresh Sir. Something like this more often would be very much welcome - Smita
• It was a nice experience and nice interacting with Mr.Suresh and will like to know more and will look forward to know more about the gallery.
• Had a nice time talking to Suresh Sir. Amazing and I will visit again - Bhogiram
• I like the way how it is. I think space is a bridge connecting the buildings, that too is art. Sublime is doing good - Shanizam
• It was a brilliant interaction with Mr.Suresh. We would love to have more of such interactions. Thank you - Sonal

Curator Profile:
Suresh Jayaram is an artist, art historian, arts administrator and curator from Bangalore. He is the founder and director of 1Shanthiroad Studio and is currently involved in art practise, urban mapping, archiving, curation and arts education. His keen interest in environmental and urban developmental issues influences his work. Suresh taught art history at the College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore and went on to become the college's Dean from 2005 to 2007. He obtained his BFA in painting from the College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat in 1990 and MFA in Art Criticism from M.S. University, Baroda in 1992.

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