Divya Chinni’s compositions are derived from her observations and experiences of
everyday life and objects around her. She has always been fascinated by simple
mundane things, various shapes, forms, textures, and architecture. She loves
bringing these objects to her canvas to elevate them from the mundane, into
something magnificent. These still life compositions are not traditionally
arranged for a drawing or painting, rather they tell stories of lives lived and
take us back in time and moments. She says “My goal is to render the morphology of objects on canvas in such a meticulous manner that they manifest the real
ones. I want people to experience the objects and to let the silent music and
sounds of these objects tickle their personal memories of association.” She considers her work as a documentation of our cultural heritage.
Her process involves taking visual notes through photography, rough
sketches in her sketchbook, and experiments with composition of these
documented elements as per her visual imagery to create a unique aesthetic
appeal. She uses acrylic paints primarily as a medium as she feels it is flexible enough to get the desired effects “Most of the details I add in the compositions are from my memories. I use realistic techniques, add light and shadows, intricate details in the compositions that create the illusion of movement, depth and mood to allow the viewer to imagine the work and experience in a manner where they almost live and feel the moment.”
Education
* Master of fine arts (painting) from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, 2018.
* Bachelor of fine Arts (painting) from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, 2013.
Exhibitions
2022 – 93rd & 94th Annual All India Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi
2022 – ‘Emerging Reflections’ , Group Exhibition, Apparao Galleries, Chennai
2021 – ‘First Take 2021’ , Abir India , Ahmedabad
2021 – ‘Andhra Pradesh Art Festival 2021’ ,Visakhapatnam
2021 – ‘The Unseen’ The art of still life, Art4You gallery, Dubai
2021 – ‘Unlocking The Object’ virtual group show, Apparao Galleries, Chennai
2021 – ‘Believing The Unbelievable’ virtual group show, Apparao Galleries, Chennai
2020 – ‘Without Borders’ International Virtual Art Competition and Exhibition, World University of Design, Haryana
2020 – Diversity of Line & Space, International Creative Drawing Exchange Program
Gallery Artoz, Rajasthan
2020 – ‘Being a_ an International virtual exhibition, Porosh Pathor Art Foundation
2020 – ‘Andhra Aesthetics’ a virtual exhibition, Foundation of Art and Culture, Bhopal
2020 – ‘In Isolation’ a virtual exhibition, Arnawaz Vasudev Charitable Trust
2020 – Goa Affordable Art Fest, Museum of Goa, Goa
2019 – Contemporary Art Exhibition on Theme “WATER”, Carnoules, France
2019 – International Artists Grand Prize organized by Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan
2018 – Andhra Pradesh International Art Exhibition, Hawamahal, Visakhapatnam,
2018 – All India Art Competition & Exhibition organized by State Gallery of Art,
Hyderabad
2018 – Annual Art Exhibition, Dept. of Fine Arts, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
2018 – All India Women Artists Contemporary Exhibition organized by Artscapes,
Chandigarh
2018 – Women Art Exhibition organized by APWAAS, Visakha museum, Visakhapatnam
2017 – “7 STROKES” A Group Show of Art, Visakha Museum, Visakhapatnam
2017 – “7 STROKES” A Group Show of Art, Trishna Art Gallery, Visakhapatnam
2016 – South Indian Art Show organized by Chandra Ilango Visual Art Foundation,
Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai
2016 – Vizag Art Fair curated by Ravi Kattakuri, Rajiv SmrutiBhavan,
Visakhapatnam
2016 – ChitraSanthe organized by TWAAS, Vijayawada
2015 – National Group Show organized by TWAAS, Hawamahal, Visakhapatnam
2015 – “ARCUS” A Three Man Show, Visakha Museum, Visakhapatnam
2015 – Contemporary Art Exhibition, TAGA Temporary Gallery, Carnoules, France
2015 – South Indian Art Show organized by Chandra Ilango Visual Art Foundation,
Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai
2014 – Vizag Art Fair curated by Ravi Kattakuri, Rajiv Smruti Bhavan, Visakhapatnam
2014 – Art Exhibition organized by Universal Art Gallery, Visakha Museum,
Visakhapatnam
2013 – “ART BEATS” Annual Art Exhibition, Dept. of Fine Arts, Andhra University,
Visakhapatnam