Prodigy: An Initiative to Promote Young Talent

Dates: 15th Apr '16 - 30th Apr '16

Venue: Sublime Galleria (see map)

Qualia is often described as the phenomenal properties of experience.

Sublime Galleria is excited to showcase art from two inspiring child artists. 'Prodigy' is an exhibition of artwork created by the astonishingly talented Virat Karan and Pranav. The exhibition will be on display from 15th to 30th April, 2016, at India's first Art Gallery in the Sky.

'Prodigy' is an initiative to promote young talent from South India. It is not every day that a prodigy is born. When such children are discovered, it is our duty to help them realize their potential. Sublime Galleria is proud to present two such prodigies - exceptional artists - who started painting even before they could walk!

At just under 2-years old, Virat Karan from Bengaluru is a living testimony to the notion that artistic talent is inborn. He started painting when he was only eight months old, and at that age was already very particular about choosing his own colours and creating his own patterns. Virat has created over 60 paintings and prefers working mainly with acrylic paints. His paintings were selected by Wagon Art to be displayed at All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society in Delhi, as a part of their 'Art-Sight' exhibition, alongside work by legends like M.F. Hussain, Ram Kumar, and Vijender Sharma. He has recently started exploring sand art and sculpture designs.

Thirteen-year old Pranav from Chennai, who also started painting at a very young age, transforms his vivid imagination into visual reality. A socially-conscious teenager, he raised over INR 80,000 for Chennai's Flood Relief Fund by conducting a solo exhibition and selling his own artwork at Hotel Crown Plaza in Chennai. Pranav's current collection, 'Magnum Opus,' at Sublime Galleria explores the fragility of flowers, shades of shelter, ecstasy of tribals, and many hues of nature.